The Indiana Pacers defeated the Los Angeles Lakers by a final score of
That player? Brandon Ingram, who fell victim to some trolling Pacers fans chanting "LeBron's gonna trade you" while he was shooting a free throw.
Seemingly every Lakers player (besides James) has been made available in a potential trade for Anthony Davis, and that was every bit evident on Tuesday night.
Was the 42-point loss more of a clue that the trade talks were affecting the team or the fact that James was sitting by himself on the bench more conclusive?
LeBron James on if trade rumors has affected the team: "Umm.. I don't know. I mean, obviously we have a lot of guys that have been in trade talks the last couple of weeks that's never been in that position before, so you have to ask those guys and how they're dealing with it...— Ryan Ward (@RyanWardLA) February 6, 2019
Is the Lakers locker room too divided to be saved?
Maybe not, but the the loss should certainly motivate Magic Johnson to get a deal one before the season completely unravels, because his players certainly aren't motivated.