Lakers superstar LeBron James isn't chasing anything if you ask him.
Per MassLive.com's John Karalis, James told reporter's at Thursday's shootaround,
LeBron is relaxed on deadline day. pic.twitter.com/iv2zGjg6q6— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) February 7, 2019
These comments come as the Lakers are trying everything in their power to acquire Anthony Davis before Thursday's 3 p.m. trade deadline.
The last reported trade offer the Lakers sent the Pelicans was a package consisting of Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart, Ivica Zubac, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and two No. 1 picks, per the LA Times' Broderick Turner.
There continues to seem to be a growing separation between LeBron and the rest of the team. While he is a Laker, it doesn't appear that James is quite as all-in as previous Lakers stars like Kobe Bryant and Magic Johnson. At least to hear him tell it.
Whether he's telling the truth or not, it's a bad look, and shouldn't inspire confidence among fans of the Purple and Gold (to say nothing of diehard Kobe stans).
The Lakers lost by 42 points (the worst loss of LeBron's career) to the depleted Indiana Pacers Tuesday night, with zero players showing any semblance of winning effort. James could be seen sitting three seats over from the last Laker on the bench late on in the blowout, a snapshot that simply said everything.
If the Lakers aren't able to swing the AD deal by the deadline it could make for a rough second half of the season for Los Angeles. LeBron's first year in purple and gold will be looked at as a waste, head coach Luke Walton could be headed for the unemployment line and the team's young core may not be able to bounce emotionally back after feeling The King didn't want them.