The Los Angeles Lakers had a tough Tuesday.
The team lost by 42 points against the Indiana Pacers. The final score was 136 to 94. In addition to that, Lakers players had to deal with the crowd bringing up the possibility that some of them might be traded for Pelicans star Anthony Davis.
While at the free throw line, Brandon Ingram was subject to taunts from people chanting "LeBron's gonna trade you."
Brandon Ingram steps to line as “LeBron’s gonna trade you” chants rain upon him pic.twitter.com/aiG4NCy3Ex— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) February 6, 2019
JaVale McGee was also subject to taunts.
Speaking of trades, the Lakers have reportedly pulled out of talks with the Pelicans as they feel what the team wanted for AD was "outrageous." Los Angeles had reportedly offered New Orleans Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, Kyle Kuzma, Ivica Zubac, and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope for Davis.
"They wanted more and more and more," a source told the Los Angeles Times. "There was no more to give. They had cap-relief with Hill being in the deal. But the more they wanted the more it because outrageous and unrealistic."
The Lakers are still glad to engage with the Pelicans on an Anthony Davis trade, but no longer want to bid against themselves, league sources tell ESPN. Lakers are waiting for Pelicans to make a counter-proposal.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 5, 2019
The NBA trade deadline is on Feb. 7.
Speaking about the trade rumors, LeBron, who just became the fifth person to reach the impressive milestone of making 32,000 points during his NBA career, was asked how all the talk was impacting the team. "You can't really ask me," James said. "I've never really been a part of that, but I've been a part of teammates, but I know it has to be tough on a lot of our guys, especially our young guys."
LeBron James on if trade rumors has affected the team: "Umm.. I don't know. I mean, obviously we have a lot of guys that have been in trade talks the last couple of weeks that's never been in that position before, so you have to ask those guys and how they're dealing with it...— Ryan Ward (@RyanWardLA) February 6, 2019
"You can't really ask me. I've never really been a part of that, but I've been a part of teammates, but I know it has to be tough on a lot of our guys, especially our young guys. You know, right now they've just never really been a part of it...— Ryan Ward (@RyanWardLA) February 6, 2019
"and you know they're hearing it every single day and I know that the worst thing that you can do right now is be on social media and I know all young guys love being on social media, so that definitely can't help." via @SpectrumSN #Lakers— Ryan Ward (@RyanWardLA) February 6, 2019
Another milestone for the King. 32,000 points! pic.twitter.com/KDxTE7srOo— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) February 6, 2019
If anything, it looks like Kyle Kuzma is trying not to pay too much attention to all the talk.
Kyle Kuzma on avoiding trade rumors: “Maybe I should Bird Box.”— Bill Oram (@billoram) February 6, 2019