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Anthony Davis Reveals What He Thinks About Lakers Trade Rumors


It must be a weird time for Anthony Davis right now. With the Pelicans in the midst of yet another underwhelming season, the whispers about him leaving have never been stronger. The Celtics and Lakers are apparently making plays for him, while the world guesses where he might be going next.

Davis has no control over these talks, he can only do his best to not add more fuel to the already smoldering fire. In Wednesday night, during a chat with ESPN, he tried to do just that, reaffirming his loyalty to the Pelicans.

"I don't really care," Davis told ESPN. "Obviously, it's cool to hear any high-caliber player say they want to play with me. But my job is to turn this team around. If we're 15-17, that means I'm not doing my job."

That was in response to a comment by LeBron James a few days ago, in which he said he'd love for his Lakers to make a trade for the superstar big man.

He went on to explain how, no matter what everyone else might think, his focus is on New Orleans.

"When that time comes, of course, we will see," Davis said when asked about if he'd stay on with the team for the super-max. "I love my teammates. I love New Orleans. I love the fans. I talk their slang. I love their food."

He also talked about the comments he made earlier in the season when he said he had to play "almost perfect" for the team to have a chance to win.

"I love my teammates," he said. "But I mean everything I say, and what I meant is that goes for any superstar. If LeBron doesn't play well, the Lakers probably lose. There's a ton of weight on the shoulders of a superstar. You don't see many games where the superstars have bad games and their team wins."

Nobody knows where he's going, nobody knows for sure what might be next. There will be theories and rumors and whispers. People will continue to guess, that much is guaranteed. As for Davis himself? He won't have a care in the world.