Lakers should seriously consider trading LeBron James

Talk NBA: Lakers should seriously consider trading LeBron James” – Stephen A. Smith (First Take)
Source: Twitter @_Talkin_NBA

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Ohm Young Misuk @NotoriousOHM
With a ‘good eye’, Ja beat the Warriors, tied the streak and did something only LeBron and Kobe did before they were 23 espn.com/nba/story/_/id…11:21 a.m.

Justin Kubatko @jkubatko
Ja Morant has recorded at least eight rebounds/assists in each of his last seven games:
✅ 9/10
✅ 10/10
✅ 8/15
✅ 13/9
✅ 8/11
✅ 9/10
✅ 8/8
This ties Magic Johnson (1982) and LeBron James (2020) for the longest such single postseason streak in NBA history. pic.twitter.com/EbtUmv2k4t9:11

Justin Kubatko @jkubatko
Ja Morant last night:
✅ 47 PTS
✅ 8 RECs
✅ 8 ASTs
✅ 3 STLs
It’s the second time Morant has scored at least 45 points in a playoff game.
He is the third player in NBA history to record multiple such games before his 23rd birthday, joining Kobe Bryant and LeBron James. pic.twitter.com/E8pFImGElr9:01

Ohm Young Misuk @NotoriousOHM
Ja Morant is averaging 40.5 PPG, 8.5 RPG, 9.0 APG over the first 2 games of this series. Only LeBron James has averaged 40-8-8 in the first 2 games of any playoff series. LeBron did it against Warriors in the 2018 and 2015 Finals @ESPNStatsInfo1h15

Ohm Young Misuk @NotoriousOHM
Ja Morant is the 3rd player in the last 25 playoffs to score his team’s last 15 or more points in a playoff game.
Most consecutive points to finish the playoff game in the last 25 seasons
05/31/2007 LeBron James, CLE25
6/1/2021Damian Lillard, POR17
03/05/2022Ja Morant, MEM 15 – 01:12

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM
According to TNT, there are only 3 players under the age of 23 to score more than 45 points in a playoff game.
Kobe Bryant- 2
LeBron James – 2
Ja Morant – 2 – 00:39

Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
LeBron James is the only player to score more points than Ja Morant in a playoff game against the Curry’s Warriors.
LeBron went down 51 in Game 1 of the 2018 Finals…in a loss.
Which means Ja is coming off the top scorer in a win over one of the NBA’s iconic groups. – 00:37

Murray’s Law @LawMurrayTheNU
45+ points, 8+ rebounds, 8+ assists, 3+ steals, NBA playoff history:
– Michael Jordan 1992 vs. Heat
–Russell Westbrook 2017 in Houston
– LeBron James 2018 vs Celtics
– Kevin Durant 2021 vs. Bucks
– Ja Morant tonight vs Warriors pic.twitter.com/RJSHe8wFDd00:20

Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
A true superstar performance. Ja Morant joined Kobe Bryant and LeBron James with his latest 47-point special. The series is now tied at 1-1.
commercialappeal.com/story/sports/n…00:19

StatMuse @statmuse
Most playoff games with 45+ points before turning 23:
2 – LeBron James
2-Kobe Bryant
2 — Ja Morant pic.twitter.com/37hmWw7BHl00:18

Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
It Was Special by Ja Morant. I just took this game away from the Curry-Green-Thompson Warriors by going to the edge again and again in a way I’ve never seen LeBron do. – 00:17

Scott Agnes @Scott Agness
Just a spectacular showing by Ja Morant.
Add him to the short list of NBA players who are worth the price of admission every time. James. KD. Giannis. Steph. And a few others. – 00:14

Ohm Young Misuk @NotoriousOHM
Ja Morant joins LeBron James and Kobe Bryant as the only players with multiple 45-point playoff games before turning 23. @ESPNStatsInfo00:09

james lebron @King James
As JA says too special to be in a MIP conversation. Super rising⭐️ – 00:09

Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
Ja Morant joins LeBron James and Kobe Bryant as the only players with multiple 45-point playoff games before turning 23. @ESPNStatsInfo00:09

Michael Grange @michelgrange
LeBron called me stupid. I feel seen. – 11:01 p.m.

james lebron @King James
JA so hard!!!! There is no way that Ja even participated in the MIP talks. This guy is a flat ⭐️ and always has been!! Real basketball 🧠s knows. Not the majority of morons who don’t even watch the basketball on those ballots. – 10:49 p.m.

james lebron @King James
J Poole stirred so much. Game! – 10:26 p.m.

james lebron @King James
My God Wiggs!!!!!! – 10:21 p.m.

Vincent Goodwill @Vince Goodwill
new for @YahooSports: It’s subtle, but it’s obvious. Tatum/Ja/Luka. The changing of the guard is here, and we haven’t missed LeBron in these playoffs: yhoo.it/38NCV0s8:39 p.m.

james lebron @King James
JB cooks!! And it was mean 🤮🤮🤮 – 7:18 p.m.

Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Only four players in NBA history have had a 4-year stint with at least a +10 Box Plus-Minus:
Michael Jordan EIGHT times
LeBron James FIVE times
Giannis the last 4 years
Jokic the last 4 years
This seems statistically significant. – 6:13 p.m.

james lebron @King James
MOOD!!!!!! 😁 @LFC 🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴 pic.twitter.com/egf6EsK4fE5:05 p.m.

james lebron @King James
PARIS HERE WE HERE!!!!!!!! @LFC4:55 p.m.

Justin Kubatko @jkubatko
📅 On this day in 2021, the @Golden State Warriors Draymond Green had 10 points, 13 rebounds and 15 assists in a 123-108 win over the Pelicans.
It was Green’s seventh 15-assist game of the season, breaking a tie with LeBron James for the most such games in a single season by a non-guard. pic.twitter.com/D9S4N7ijK01:01 p.m.

Nick DePaula @NickDePaula
Nike just released @FAMU_MBB jerseys at retail – the 1st HBCU jersey to feature @LeBron James‘ Crown Logo:
https://t.co/XJXgzvMghz
@FAMU_1887 is the only “LeBron School” in college sports, as part of Nike’s 6-year partnership with @FAMUAthletics. pic.twitter.com/1snH127zCK12:39

More on this scenario

What piqued Windhorst’s interest, however, was the prospect of LeBron teaming up with Mavs superstar Luka Doncic in the future: “I would say something else though,” Windhorst said. “As part of that response, LeBron was having fun here to be clear. He was not making a declarative statement. He said how much he admires Luka Doncic, and that’s something you should put in your back pocket. “Never judge LeBron one hundred percent by his words, judge him by his actions. The best way to see what LeBron thinks of people is who he drafts in his All-Star draft. He drafted Luka Doncic during the three years he was All-Star. He tried to recruit Luka Doncic to his brand within Nike a few years ago. Luka chose the Jordan brand instead. He, I think, would also like to play with Luka. -Going through Clutch points / April 9, 2022

It’s not just Windhorst hearsay here. After all, he is one of the most respected NBA insiders in the industry. The ESPN analyst brings up an excellent point about LeBron’s affinity with Doncic. In his mind, this potential partnership has more legs than that of a LeBron-Curry duo. “In the fantasy world, in the words of Steph Curry, if you want to get into the fantasy realm, I think that’s something more worth having a discussion about than Steph,” Windhorst said. “[This is going to be] down the line – I don’t think LeBron is going anywhere in the short term. -Going through Clutch points / April 9, 2022

LeBron James has one year left on his contract with the Lakers but is eligible for an extension in August. Windhorst said the superstar will make his decision based on the team’s moves in the offseason, but also noted that James is enjoying his current spot. “LeBron loves living in LA, loves raising his kids there, loves sending them to the Sierra Canyon,” Windhorst said (5:00). “I don’t think he wants to move.” -Going through Launderer’s report / March 29, 2022

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