“Adam Silver needs to block that trade."
Charles Barkley really doesn't want to see the New Orleans Pelicans trade Anthony Davis to the Los Angeles lakers.
Furthermore, Barkley says NBA commissioner Adam Silver needs to step in and "block that trade." Of course, the Pelicans and Lakers still have not yet agreed to anything, but the writing is on the wall.
“Adam Silver needs to block that trade,” Barkley said on Thursday. “I don’t like what the Lakers are doing. I don’t think it’s right."
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“Adam Silver needs to block that trade. I don’t like what the Lakers are doing. I don’t think it’s right … It’s collusion, and you know it’s collusion. Let me tell you something, Rich Paul got mad at me when I said a month ago, ‘Oh, the fix is in. Anthony Davis is going to the Lakers.’ This was before all these rumors started. And he didn’t like me saying the fix was in. The fix has been in! I think Commissioner [Silver], who I like a lot, needs to come out and say, ‘Hey, we can trade Anthony Davis, but he cannot go to the Lakers. We cannot have players and agents colluding to stack superteams.”
Magic Johnson reportedly presented the Pelicans with five different traded scenarios for Davis earlier this week, and the two teams are expected to talk again prior to the February 7 trade deadline, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Check out Chuck's thoughts about the potential deal in the video embedded below.