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Kobe Bryant Reveals the Lakers Players He’d Trade for Anthony Davis

Kobe Bryant Announces the Lakers Players He'd Trade for Anthony Davis
:NBA basketball player Bryant Kobe of Los Angeles Lakers smiles during a promotional event at a store in Guangzhou (plavevski / Shutterstock.com)

After an abysmal basketball season of 40 losses and not making the NBA playoffs, the Los Angeles Lakers have received criticism and tips for improvement. Retired NBA baller and former Laker Kobe Bryant said recently that he would improve the team by acquiring New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis.

Bryant announced his plans during an interview, spoken in Spanish, with AS.com. A Spanish-speaking NBA enthusiast translated the interview on Reddit.

Calling the players out by name, Bryant said, “Kuzma, Lonzo, Ingram … are the three of them better than Anthony Davis? No! Ciao! Bye! Anthony Davis is one of the best players in the world. Not currently, in history. What are we talking about? If you can trade for Anthony Davis, you do it. If not, alright. We have three players who are very young and work hard. They’re smart and they have to develop. But if you can trade for Anthony Davis … yes!”

Talks of possibly trading the three young ballers have been around for some time.

Shams Charania, a sports writer for The Athletic, said the Lakers attempted to trade the players along with Josh Hart in an attempt to acquire Davis.

Despite their attempts, Charania said the Pelicans “had no intent to trade Davis before the offseason, however, especially not to the Lakers.”

While Charania may be apprehensive about the likelihood of Davis coming to LA, Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes told the HoopsHype podcast that he believes Los Angeles “had the best package” to offer Davis.

Fans will have to wait until the summer for official confirmation on Davis joining the Lakers in the new season.