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If the Lakers Botch the Anthony Davis Trade and Lose to the Knicks Then LeBron Has to Leave

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 21:  LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers guards Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans during a 112-104 Laker win at Staples Center on December 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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Despite Dell Demps' lackluster leadership running their front office before his eventual firing, there is still a pretty good chance that New Orleans Pelicans could ship center Anthony Davis to Los Angeles via trade, especially after the news that he is focusing on the Lakers and Knicks as his preferred long-term destinations.

And LeBron James would be well within his rights to give the clown show that is the Lakers from office an ultimatum. Get me the Brow or get me out of here.

With the current mess upstairs, the Lakers brand has become toxic to the point that free agents are now presumed to be a lock to go anywhere but there; look no farther than Paul George. In Davis, however, the Lakers could feasibly acquire arguably the best big man in the game, who wants to sign with them long-term. And given his connection to Klutch Sports, AD is essentially being gift-wrapped to the Lakers.

Which makes it a true unmitigated disaster if the Lake SHow messes this up.

If the Lakers miss out on Anthony Davis, than they chances of landing a true impact star to come and play alongside LeBron are slim to none. And if that does turn out to be the case, he'll absolutely be within his rights to ask for a way out of town.