LeBron James didn't like how Harrison Barnes trade went down

LeBron James didn't like how Harrison Barnes trade went down

He joins the Kings after spending the last two-plus seasons in Dallas, where he was averaging 17.8 points (.406 FG%,.390 3pt%,.833 FT%), 4.3 rebounds, and 1.3 assists in 49 contests this season, all starts.

Since the Dallas Mavericks were in the middle of a game against the Charlotte Hornets when the trade with the Sacramento Kings was announced, Barnes awkwardly was forced to sit in basketball purgatory for the rest of the game: warming the bench for a team he was no longer a part of.but that he was still technically a member of.

Barnes was eventually informed of the news by a teammate on the bench, and you can see he was quite surprised by it.

The Mavericks informed Barnes and his agent, Jeff Schwartz, that a trade might be in the works, but the forward chose to play against Charlotte anyway, according to former Boston Celtics great Paul Pierce and the New York Times' Marc Stein.

I'm not the only one who thought the King had a point. He's just a generally good dude. "When a player gets traded, it's they was doing what's best for the franchise".

"So let me guess this is cool cause they had to do what was best for the franchise right???"

"[Dallas traded] this man while he was literally playing in the game and had ZERO idea", James wrote. "I'm ok with both honestly, truly am".

Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James made it clear in an Instagram post he wasn't a fan of how everything went down.

Considering Wednesday was the night before the trade deadline, it's not exactly a big deal. A great influence on the team, also in this community. "I am going to miss him an terrible lot". "He had an imprint so we're going to miss him". He has a $25.1-million player option for 2019-20. He will join a Sacramento team (28-26) on the cusp of a playoff spot in the Western Conference. "I know that firsthand". "But just from [scouting], he's always on the scouting board".

On the screen, it was displayed that he had been sent to Sacramento by the Mavs.

As of Wednesday night, four former UNC players have now been traded before the deadline including Wayne Ellington and Reggie Bullock.

Barnes is no sure bet to opt-in next season.

Information from ESPN's Bobby Marks was used in this report.

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