Anthony Davis, James Harden, Kyrie Irving & Other NBA Superstars Who Begged To Be Traded

With the NBA offseason in full force, players are being traded left and right. This is, of course, a very entertaining period because of some very unexpected moves that take place. 

However, there have always been some players who have gotten fed up with being where they are and demanded to be shipped off. 

Let's take a look back at all those moments.

Indiana Pacers to Oklahoma City Thunder: Paul George

Paul George was once a superstar with the Indiana Pacers. But he explained that this was an organization that only cared about being competitive and not winning. In his view, they were a small market and didn't want to pair PG with anyone else. So, he eventually got traded to OKC. 

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Denver Nuggers to New York Knicks: Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony was drafted by the Denver Nuggets. He got the opportunity to play alongside stars like Chauncey Billups and Allen Iverson. But he left Denver because they just couldn't get over the hump and the Knicks appealed to him more because of their large market and also playing for the city he was born in played a part in forcing a trade.

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Toronto Raptors to New Jersey Nets: Vince Carter

Vince Carter's athleticism and fancy dunks are what put the Toronto Raptors on the map for the rest of the NBA. But as Carter got tired of the Raptors' losing culture, the Raptors were also fed up with his injury issues. So, Vince forced a trade to the now, Brooklyn Nets which became Toronto's biggest mistake.

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Cleveland Cavaliers to Boston Celtics: Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving had it all in Cleveland. Paired up with LeBron James, they had even won the franchise their first NBA championship. But Kyrie wanted to be the centerpiece in the offense instead of the second fiddle, so he demanded a trade. However, he got no real success in the Celtics.

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Houston Rockets to Brooklyn Nets: James Harden

This is the freshest in everyone's memory. After an abysmal collapse against the Lakers, Harden pulled off some crazy antics when the Rockets refused to trade him. But he eventually got his way and landed with the Brooklyn Nets. 

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San Antonio Spurs to Toronto Raptors: Kawhi Leonard

Kawhi showed he could be the next superstar in the Spurs after Tim Duncan. But he had a falling out with them over injury mismanagement and demanded to be traded to either of the LA teams. However, he was shipped to the Raptors instead which worked in his favor as he won an NBA championship there. 

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New Orleans Pelicans to Los Angeles Lakers: Anthony Davis

AD was once the face of the Pelicans franchise but lack of roster help could not help him take the team near a championship. Luckily, he wanted to join the Lakers and play alongside LeBron James and that's exactly what he got. He even ended up winning his first NBA title. 

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