According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the Sacramento Kings traded Justin Jackson and Zach Randolph to the Dallas Mavericks for Harrison Barnes.
The very strange thing about the deal was that Harrison Barnes was in the middle of playing against the Hornets when the trade news broke. Barnes would get pulled from the game and sat through the fourth quarter, but it’s rare that a player in trade talks is allowed to play just in case they get dealt.
LeBron James noticed the double standard that was going on and took to social media to voice his opinion on the matter:
So let me guess this is cool cause they had to do what was best for the franchise right??? Traded this man while he was literally playing in the game and had ZERO idea. I’m not knocking who traded him because it’s a business and you have to do what you feel what’s best but I just want this narrative to start to get REAL/CHANGE and not when a player wants to be traded or leaves a Franchise that he’s a selfish/ungrateful player but when they trade you, release , waive, cut etc etc it’s best for them! I’m ok with both honestly, truly am. Just call a ♠️ a ♠️!!
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