With the NBA Trade Deadline one day away, nearly the entire Los Angeles Lakers roster has heard their name floated in rumors. Chief among those mentioned is third-year forward Brandon Ingram who would be a big part of a proposed deal for New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis.
The popular theory among fans is that LeBron James is the real general manager of any team he is on. Ever since he joined the Lakers, there have been questions about whether or not the young core would be remaining with the team or dealt for another superstar.
The Lakers have already made one smaller move ahead of the deadline by trading Svi Mykhailiuk
to the Detroit Pistons for Reggie Bullock, and more could be coming.
The Indiana Pacers fans inside Bankers Life Fieldhouse took things in their own hands during Tuesday’s game by chanting ‘LeBron is gonna trade you’ while Ingram was at the free throw line. Ingram was completely unfazed by the chant however, via Spectrum SportsNet:
“Yeah, I heard it. I still made the free throw. I’ve been through and heard way worse things in my life. It is what it is.”
Ingram brushing off the chant should come as no surprise as, for the most part, he isn’t one to get riled up over little things. Ingram has been hearing his name in trade talks for some time now with the Lakers trying to acquire the likes of Paul George and Kawhi Leonard.
As he noted, Ingram did make the free throw as the chants were going on and made 4-of-5 in the contest as a whole. In fact, Ingram’s free throws have improved greatly recently, knocking down 78.3 percent over the last five games despite shooting just 65.3 percent from the line this year.
Thankfully for Ingram, and the rest of the Lakers, their next game will take place after the deadline has passed so they won’t have to hear anymore chants like this.
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