“So Desperate”: Former Star for Michael Jordan’s Team Linked to LeBron James’ Lakers Has NBA Twitter in Shambles

Published 11/18/2022, 11:52 PM EST
Sep 26, 2022; El Segundo, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) reacts with forward Juan Toscano-Anderson (95) during Lakers Media Day at UCLA Health Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Lakers are currently 3-10 for the season so far. Fans argue that the team is definitely in a need of help, and help may come in the form of a trade, as LeBron James and the Lakers reportedly pursue Miles Bridges. According to a reliable NBA insider, the Lakers are keeping an eye on Miles Bridges’ situation. Furthermore, it didn’t take long for the NBA community on Twitter to voice their opinions.

The 24-year-old Bridges has spent his whole NBA career with Michael Jordan‘s Charlotte Hornets. He is one of the NBA’s young talents and a contender for the NBA’s Most Improved Player award. He has appeared in 291 games and averaged 13.4 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 2.3 assists per game so far in his career. But things changed when he became a restricted free agent this summer.

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Bridges was one of the star players for the Charlotte Hornets for four seasons until he became a restricted free agent after the summer. Furthermore, many franchises were interested in him. However, he was then accused of domestic assault by his girlfriend. Bridges was arrested on June 29 for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend. After pleading no contest to the charges, Bridges was sentenced to three years on probation, without any jail time. The Los Angeles Lakers and the Detroit Pistons are reportedly interested in signing him up and are currently monitoring his situation.

Here are some of the reactions from NBA Twitter:

 

How will this trade help LeBron James and the Lakers?

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Seeing the Los Angeles Lakers near the bottom of the Western Conference table is a shock arguably no one expected to see this season. And their struggle to win games is clearly evident. Furthermore, one of the team’s main flaws this season has been its shooting. Miles Bridges, on the other hand, is a player who can average 20 points a game and contribute significantly to the team. He has proved this during his tenure with the Hornets.

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – APRIL 13: Miles Bridges #0 of the Charlotte Hornets brings the ball up court against the Los Angeles Lakers in the second half during their game at Spectrum Center on April 13, 2021 in Charlotte, North Carolina. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images)

Adding Bridges to the starting lineup, along with LeBron James and Anthony Davis, could give the team a strong start. But none of this will be possible unless the legal allegations against him are resolved.

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Do you think Miles Bridges would be a good addition to the Los Angeles Lakers roster if the deal were to happen? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Ritesh Jha

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Ritesh Jha is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor's in Technology in Computer Science from Rungta College. Ritesh worked as an intern content writer for a digital marketing agency called KCAS Branding before joining EssentiallySports.

Edited By: Veer Badani

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