“Lakers Don’t F**k This Up”: Latest Update About $80 Million NBA Star Has LeBron James and LA Fans Excited

Published 01/06/2023, 6:10 AM EST

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LeBron James and Los Angeles Lakers are having a tough outing in the current season as the Lakers struggle near the bottom of the points table. As teams reach the business end of the season, the NBA trade deadline would likely light their eyes. Meanwhile, a lot of teams will probably try to stabilize their team from injuries and performance worries. Amidst all this, NBA fans are slapped with regular trade rumors involving stars like James Harden and Klay Thompson.

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The NBA trade deadline is set on February 9, 2023. Fans could witness their favorite teams making cap spaces and discarding players during this period. However, yet another trade rumor involving an Indiana Pacers star left Lakers fans in a buzz. Fans took to Twitter to share their opinions on the trade rumor.

Will LeBron James and the Lakers seal the new trade rumor?

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According to AHN Fire Digital, Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner could be traded out by the Pacers. According to the report, Turner has put forward contract extension talks with the Pacers and he would leave the Pacers if the extension talks go sideways. Markedly, the 26-year-old star has only represented the Pacers in his eight-season-long NBA career so far. He currently averages 13 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 1.2 assists in 464 games. In the current season, Turner has considerably increased his performance stats by averaging 16.7 points, 7.9 rebounds, and 1.5 assists in 33 games.

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However, the trade rumor has seemingly ignited Lakers fans’ eyes.

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Here are some of the reactions from NBA Twitter:

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Meanwhile, Lakers star Anthony Davis suffered a foot injury a few weeks ago and has been warming the bench since. Hence the trade could help the Lakers from their injury struggles. Currently, the Lakers are in 12th place on the Western Conference table with a 17-21 record. As a positive, the purple and gold side is currently on a three-game winning streak with promising performances from James.

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Will the Los Angeles Lakers be able to turn things around before it’s too late this season? Do you think they will still manage to make the playoffs? Let us know your thoughts on the latest trade rumor in the comments below.

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Shahul Hameed

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Shahul Hameed is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He holds a Master's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication and has previously worked as a contributor at an online news site. Shahul has always shared a keen interest in journalism, starting off as a reporter for his college news journal.
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