Throughout his 15-plus seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA), Lebron James has been considered to be one of the most 'Non-Tradable' basketball players. Every year, each and every NBA franchise wishes to bring the King to their home court and every fan dreams of watching him play in the league wearing their city's colours.
His basketball IQ and ability to make the players around him better has made James quickly climb the success ladder in the highly competitive league and his unbelievably well-maintained physical condition has allowed him to remain on top for the better half of the decade.
Ironically, his greatness has also become the biggest bane of his future endeavours in the league. In an era of super-teams when gifted athletes like Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and Demarcus Cousins join hands to come up with the practically undefeatable Golden State Warriors, Lebron's image as the best player in the world has somehow restricted other stars of the game to combine forces with him because of the fear of losing out their legacy under the shadows of someone who is fighting a battle with the ghost of Michael Jordan.
This might as well be the reason why the thought of trading Lebron James himself during the league's trade season for a younger star-athlete of the game like Anthony Davis came to the mind of President of the Los Angeles Lakers, Jeanie Buss.
According to a Bleacher Report report, another theory is that Buss wanted to trade James in order to cut ties with his agent Rich Paul, who, she believed, was the man behind leaking the details of Anthony Davis' trade request to the New Orleans Pelicans.
While it sounds outrageous to trade the team's best player based on a grudge with his agent, the Lakers would be foolish to not consider trading an aging Lebron James (who will be 35 years old by the time the next season begins) if they happen to strike a deal with some (maybe the Pelicans) who could offer a younger but similar talent in return.
The league seems to come to a complete halt every time there are talks of Lebron James switching team. It is highly likely that the basketball world would freeze once again come off-season when the Lakers try to bring in more talent in hopes of becoming a title contender.