LOOK: Mavs trade Harrison Barnes mid-game, get bashed by LeBron

JR Isaga
LOOK: Mavs trade Harrison Barnes mid-game, get bashed by LeBron
A ruthless Dallas squad trades former NBA champion Harrison Barnes mid-game and many aren't too happy about it

 

 

MANILA, Philippines – The NBA can really be a ruthless business, and it just showed on full display on the eve of the trade deadline.

News broke out Wednesday, February 6 (Thursday, February 7, Manila time) that the Dallas Mavericks have traded their star forward Harrison Barnes to the Sacramento Kings for young forward Justin Jackson and 37-year-old Zach Randolph.

There wasn’t anything wrong with the trade on paper. The problem was that the Mavs traded Barnes mid-game. The former NBA champion was still on the bench during their 99-93 win against the Charlotte Hornets when the news flashed on the arena monitors at some point during the 3rd quarter.


 

As expected, criticism came rolling right along, with Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James leading the way.

 

 

 


 


 

New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis, the centerpiece of this year’s mid-season trade rumors, liked James’ post along with Portland Trailblazers star guard CJ McCollum.

 


 

Despite the Mavericks’ treatment of the whole situation, Dallas living legend Dirk Nowitzki only had the best words for his traded teammate.

 


 

Barnes, likewise, was just grateful as he moves back to California to further boost the Kings’ revitalized playoff hopes. He is currently averaging 17.7 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.3 assists.

 


 

– Rappler.com