Magic Johnson tried to save face the other night by addressing the Laker roster and the media to clear up a very loud NBA Trade Deadline riddled with rumors and leaks. Doug Gottlieb explains that while Lakers looked bad publicly, the media looks just as bad because they were also duped.
Doug said the following:
The Pelicans were pissed because they know they're losing Anthony Davis. And their reaction to being offered several different trade options from the Lakers over the past several months was to not only make it public but to completely inflate it to try and poison the well.
Doug said to Conclude
Part of the problem with social media and media in general is they just took the story and ran with it, and that's what they believed to be the asking price for Anthony Davis which is not in any way accurate.
Listen below as Jason Smith and Doug Gottlieb (filling in for Dan Patrick) discuss how the media was "taken for a ride" by the New Orleans pelicans.