Lakers 'legitimate contender' after trading for Anthony Davis - Adrian Wojnarowski | SportsCenter

  • Published on Jun 15, 2019
  • Adrian Wojnarowski breaks down how the Los Angeles Lakers acquired Anthony Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans via trade. Woj explains the Lakers will be trading Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and three 1st-round picks for Davis. Wojnarowski says the Lakers are paying a steep price for Davis, but in the end it is the deal "LA had to make."
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  • Tacos are life
    Tacos are life 2 days ago

    They need to get past the rockets first....

  • MARK the Shark
    MARK the Shark 6 days ago

    Hahahaha, how is Big Baller Brand doing today??? Just like I said bruh, he has ruined his sons career's. La Loser

  • Cam Z
    Cam Z 7 days ago

    I think raps should get buzzmak biombo
    And smash teams throu the inside well ha 've super big right through the middle and spicy with the shake and bake!!! If I was Toronto's coach I'd make the league call me mister👤👤👤. #2 is in the past now. And Toronto is gotta get ready cuz nex year every team out there is gona wana beat the NBA CHAMPIONS. Nex year really is TORONTO vs. Every1.
    But for now TORONTO RAPTORS#1.
    " let it burn" by usher, dedicated to you haterz

  • Paul Gurrola
    Paul Gurrola 12 days ago

    Woj- "there hasn't been a steep price than LA gave up for davis.
    LA Clippers- hold my beer woj!

  • mwyatt222
    mwyatt222 28 days ago

    Lakers maybe make the 8th spot. Swept or maybe win one game in round 1. AD has only played 60+ gm.s in a season once. Lebron will need lots of Kawhi time . The third 'super star' they need will wipe out any serious bench prospects and even if its Kawhi they will struggle because none of them can play every game and their back ups will be a bunch of spares. The Mavericks beat OKC with westbrook, KD and Harden then beat Miami w/ a prime Lebron, Bosch and Wade . Neither team had a bench that could run with Dallas and the Mavericks ran them to death in 6 games. They were done if you watch that 6th game over. Same thing will happen this year. If Lebron or AD goes down for any significant time they don t make the play offs. I cant wait to see the Pel.s upset them and Zion run Lebron to death one on one. I think the Mavericks land both Kemba and Deandre Jordan back and theyre the team that takes the spot in the west and not LA. I said LA wouldnt make the post season last year and that Luka would be an allstar and people were laughing at me. Im saying now Luka is going to throw up harden like stats when Lebron is 'resting' out games and be a more significant player in the league next year.

  • Brandon Xia
    Brandon Xia 28 days ago


  • Hitman t Westside bloods stl

    Lakers will win it all next year

  • Epic Trends
    Epic Trends Month ago

    The Lakers build a championship team with LeBron and AD and I think two other superstars should be signed as a free agent and I think those two players should be Nikola Jokić as their starting center and either Paul George or LeBron’s old teammate back in Cleveland Kyrie Irving as their starting Point Guard and I think they should trade Moritz Wagner and Isaac Bonga to the Phoenix Suns but I according to my sources I think that Wagner and Bonga will have no playing time with the Suns and will be brought to the G-League and I think that the Lakers might be playing one of their playoffs series against Zion Williamson and the Pelicans.

  • Lt. Mav
    Lt. Mav Month ago

    LeB*tch will never be a GOAT. He always needs 2 other Top players to win. Tell LeB*tch he will never be at Jordan. Seat down little cry baby LeB*tch.

  • Rogelio Liera
    Rogelio Liera Month ago

    Kawhi will not play with Lakers he don't need super stars his not like kd if you can't beat them just join them big ass saleout

  • Darius Goodwin
    Darius Goodwin Month ago

    Lakers should get Khris Middleton

  • Ramses Stafford
    Ramses Stafford Month ago +1

    In the thumbnail LeBroom and AD look like they're both about to sing the patty cake song from The Color Purple.

  • Logan Schroeder
    Logan Schroeder Month ago +1

    Like if the warriors dynasty is done

  • Bleex
    Bleex Month ago

    Lakers got fleeced

  • EJ Salinas
    EJ Salinas Month ago

    Kawi went to squad thats why it worked ibaka lowry siakam gasol dam vanfleet out nowhere danny green big men dominant big ups to ibaka an siakam they balled out vanfleet

  • EJ Salinas
    EJ Salinas Month ago

    Just want topic to talk about

  • EJ Salinas
    EJ Salinas Month ago

    Yea all good till injury hits old man then wat an somebody gets jelous never work specially in la they wont get a title guarantee all for nothing mark my words

  • J.D. Matthias
    J.D. Matthias Month ago

    And three first round picks. Yeah....

  • Joshua Makshofi
    Joshua Makshofi Month ago

    This trade is an ethical disaster, and provides insight into collusion present within the league.

  • gremlinbreeder1
    gremlinbreeder1 Month ago

    Gonna be a 500 team.

  • Jack Dolah
    Jack Dolah Month ago

    Now do Kyrie irving!!

  • Santos Chronicles
    Santos Chronicles Month ago

    Wow. This will make the Lakers a contender right away.

  • N00 ENTERTM.
    N00 ENTERTM. Month ago

    no shit, pelicans gm on pcp when he made this trade!

  • TIM Aldridge
    TIM Aldridge Month ago

    AD- "Yo your hair line go way way back"
    LEBRON- "Yea your eyebrows look like windshield wipers"

  • akui88
    akui88 Month ago

    these people said the same shit last year, and the lakers didn't even make the playoffs.

  • Bruce Butler
    Bruce Butler Month ago

    Please get kawhi

  • 618BabyJ
    618BabyJ Month ago

    Lebron lookin like Thanos out here. Making niggas disappear real quick lol

  • Michael lo
    Michael lo Month ago

    Where and what the hell are the pelicans?wait let me Google it

  • White Stunna
    White Stunna Month ago

    They look gay in a f__k up gay world. cover your booty cheeks next time

  • Bass Galaxy
    Bass Galaxy Month ago +1

    LJ and AD= Title contenders 😎

  • Chris Blazek
    Chris Blazek Month ago

    We got him

  • Just sum guy
    Just sum guy Month ago

    Just because they got Davis dont mean nun

  • nimbus132
    nimbus132 Month ago

    NEED a new PG...they have SF PF and C but....SG and PG are pretty wide open.

  • Jason Smith
    Jason Smith Month ago

    Come on back Kobe

  • Kawhi Leonard
    Kawhi Leonard Month ago

    Pelicans won... a new drama season.

  • Best Commentseva
    Best Commentseva Month ago

    Lonzo, Zion , Ingram , Randle , BolBol .

  • planetkori
    planetkori Month ago

    Pick and roll all day . Lakers looking good to go again. Big Bodies to help Lakers win again

  • planetkori
    planetkori Month ago


  • planetkori
    planetkori Month ago


  • DestructZero
    DestructZero Month ago

    It seems like the Lakers are going to make the Pelicans into a playoff team.

  • KB_420
    KB_420 Month ago

    So what happens this year when they get knocked out 1st round or not even make the playoffs again

  • Zac Lodro
    Zac Lodro Month ago

    Nah, LeBron too old now

  • All pro Vlogs
    All pro Vlogs Month ago

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  • Quavo Huncho
    Quavo Huncho Month ago

    Okay let me tell ya'll something the Lakers are getting to the Finals but look the Pelicans are going to get into the Playoffs they got Williamson, Ball, Rondo, They even got Julius and he had a great season but they definitely going to get into the Playoffs because it's not no little kids over their Williamson ain't no little kid he a big dog he the next big thing just watch he gone be something special. Next ya'll gone see me with a Marshall jersey on the Lakers man, if ya'll don't know my real name is Quavious Marshall. But all the people that got traded from the Lakers gone have to eat a lot of Gumbo.

  • Fred Da Boss 904
    Fred Da Boss 904 Month ago +1

    This team has potential win it all but LJ and AD got stay healthy!!! they need Kobe come out retirement lol and pick up kyrie Irving that be sick lol

  • Mike Cerniglia
    Mike Cerniglia Month ago

    His has to be one of the dumbest trades the Lakers have ever done.

  • Nef Speaks
    Nef Speaks Month ago

    Yall smoking if yall think AD alone gon change that. Both them aint make the playoffs last year alone. They need 1 more to have a chance.

  • Cross
    Cross Month ago

    Good riddance those young dudes were doing jack all

  • Gravivector
    Gravivector Month ago

    Zion is fat and out of shape. He'll be out for the season by Christmas. Mark my words.

  • Sean West
    Sean West Month ago

    Ya'll forgot something, *AD was a soft a*** laker boy a few years ago!!! And kobe was pissed off about it.

  • 河蟹
    河蟹 Month ago


  • Dev Blane
    Dev Blane Month ago

    Bron May be 35 but it’s still bron don’t forget he’s still the best player ever hands down

  • Unknown User
    Unknown User Month ago

    LA should give up KUZ

  • The White RickJames

    😂 what happens when this isnt the answer?😂


    It stinks in there!

  • Instrumentalists Jade

    I wana see kawai joining the lakers

  • Javier Sánchez
    Javier Sánchez Month ago

    3 1st round picks😂 Win now suffer in the future!

  • Romulo Opalec
    Romulo Opalec Month ago


  • Mas-ood Dollie
    Mas-ood Dollie Month ago +1


  • Ademide Alli
    Ademide Alli Month ago

    Feel bad for troydan

  • Pinoy Adobo
    Pinoy Adobo Month ago

    Every team that have my funnguy Kahwiiii ihhh ihhh will he a legitimate conternder and will be the ultimate NBA champ like what Kawhii did to the raptors 😊😊😊😊😊

  • Pinoy Adobo
    Pinoy Adobo Month ago

    Every team that have my funnguy Kahwiiii ihhh ihhh will he a legitimate conternder and will be the ultimate NBA champ like what Kawhii did to the raptors 😊😊😊😊😊

  • Phalesi Mweene
    Phalesi Mweene Month ago

    Azdghjkom The

  • edward alvarez
    edward alvarez Month ago

    That's what yall said last year lol people dont forget

  • m1hoff
    m1hoff Month ago

    Um... lakers are what they are, a mid level team. Not a title contender.

  • anthony clarke
    anthony clarke Month ago

    Short answer: no

  • Michael White
    Michael White Month ago

    America needs Tulsi Gabbard please take the time to listen to Her Message

  • 121080hulk
    121080hulk Month ago

    Labron is like a chick who needs a guy around all the time . He I showing his age

  • Joel Mcbride
    Joel Mcbride Month ago

    They still need shooters to hit threes to win a championship. I still don't see nobody that can shoot.

  • Eyem Dunn
    Eyem Dunn Month ago

    Lakers not winning more than 50 games. Will lose in the first round, im not worried about them at all. Also lonzo ball ain’t no damn starter, come on

  • Aiiwolf
    Aiiwolf Month ago

    Alot of teams will be making moves in the off season... If you think LeBron & Davis are enough WITHOUT an over-average're insane. You need a decent bench with at least 2-3 top stars to beat teams like GS. The Rockets and Raptors have done well...The Rocket would of gone all the way two years ago had Chris Paul not got hurt. But; injuries are part of the game...and you have to build depth to win championships. LeBron is a beast...and so is Davis but don't expect just two guys to carry an under-average bench and expect a championship.

    • Aiiwolf
      Aiiwolf Month ago

      @Liu Matt I point exactly. Raptors had an over-average bench. People are like We'll they had Kyle Lowry lol...Ummm...AN AGED KYLE LOWRY....They have "rising stars" VanVleet and Siakam. ..but; most of their guys are veterans (Ibaka, Green, Lowry, Gasol) who came together as a team. I'm truly happy for the Raptors; it was a refreshing finals where a super team didn't win for once in the last 5 years or so. :D

    • Liu Matt
      Liu Matt Month ago +1

      totally agree, if you can win championship by just putting 2 all star player together, then a lot of teams would have their titles already, Thunder, 76er, Rockets etc, you also need team chemistry and depth for it to work, Raptor is a good example here. Also what if AD gets injured again during regular season or Lebron himself? They might get into playoffs but still wont win chips with the current players they have.

  • Franco F6
    Franco F6 Month ago

    Kawhi: this is going to be fun

  • straight2helll
    straight2helll Month ago

    So glad they made Ball bounce.

  • R C
    R C Month ago

    Now watch Ingram average 28 and Ball improve his shot and become the top defender in the league Nola is In a great position right now.

  • DJ Nucleus
    DJ Nucleus Month ago

    Just stop it, ya'll said the same shit last year when you got LeBron and where did that lead them....not to the playoffs haha

  • Dupree Johnson
    Dupree Johnson Month ago

    question now is..who's gonna give up the No.23?? hehe..Lebron should just go back to No.6

  • Rob C
    Rob C Month ago

    yeah right, so when the package included Kuzma it was not sufficient enough...jesus fuck what a shit deal for the Pelicans

  • doks
    doks Month ago

    Contender my ass. 1st round at best.

  • Kai Nobrega
    Kai Nobrega Month ago

    Kobe.hold my beer I going back

  • Sebas M
    Sebas M Month ago

    Lakers made another shit move. The team will suck even more.

  • David Hernandez
    David Hernandez Month ago +1

    People saying pelicans will be good, yeah right. it all depends on Brandon ingram health. kuzma was the insurance and pelicans blew it. Lakers second round exit.

  • MorrisonNo8
    MorrisonNo8 Month ago

    Castration, you can say goodbye to your Balls now.

  • CodyS777
    CodyS777 Month ago

    Thats What y’all said last year when Lebum came. Hahahaha Didn’t even make the playoffs!

  • Leon Someno
    Leon Someno Month ago

    they cleared a bunch of cap space and got an all star, I say lakers also won this trade

  • JD87
    JD87 Month ago

    Are you insane 3 first round pick New Orleans made out Royale. Dose this make Los Angeles better than Houston? They still need a legitimate 3rd all star. LeBron James’s production dropped off last season what does he have left 1-2years. Everything is ridding on this season to win and be in the finals or this will go down as a disaster.

  • Sarai Manzanarez
    Sarai Manzanarez Month ago

    Wow just being able to make this deal and not have to give up Kuzma was a mad win for the Lakers. Everyone talks about selling the future but I’d takea championship now over a handful of hopeful years!

  • Trevor Triassic20
    Trevor Triassic20 Month ago

    nice one

  • Civicious X
    Civicious X Month ago

    Harden or westbrook to Lakers

  • Mr Basra
    Mr Basra Month ago

    Woj trying hard to make it sound like Lakers gave up a lot. What an idiot

  • Wm. D. Nelson
    Wm. D. Nelson Month ago

    Goodbye ball!

  • Tangina Moh
    Tangina Moh Month ago

    Media: The Lakers is the team to beat.
    Kawhi: (sleepy eyes) Belts out his meme laugh.

  • AnonymousFart,SupaNaturalActions

    Legitimate contenders? That is funny. Im a Laker fan but not delusional. We still dont have a squad. We have Lebron, AD, Wagner, Bonga, Carusso and Kuzma. Thats not a playoff team yet. We have a lot of work to do before we can even contend. I will wait out a few years to say we lost or won the trade or it was even.

  • Slappy Slap slap
    Slappy Slap slap Month ago

    With LeBron being solidly past his prime Anthony Davis alone is not enough to make the Lakers a true contender... they need one more outstanding player

  • D J
    D J Month ago

    lebron haters on suicide watch right now 🤣🤣🤣

  • insidher
    insidher Month ago

    They said Lakers legitimate contenders after getting Lebron

  • Chris Channel
    Chris Channel Month ago

    Phil Jackson must me itching to come back out of retirement and coach!

  • Terrestrial_Bullitt_5373N

    I wish LeBron will wear 33!
    AD the 7 foot MJ and LeBron the bigger and larger Scottie!

    • Juan Carlos Seith
      Juan Carlos Seith 16 days ago

      Don't make that comparison bruh, nowhere near the same, and who's the Rodman? Not by a long shot!

  • David Richey
    David Richey Month ago

    Maybe lebron will let him wear #23

  • The JD experiment
    The JD experiment Month ago

    Breaking news should be when the pelicans change their team name.

  • Napalm John
    Napalm John Month ago

    Aaaaahahahaha. Lakers still gonna miss the playoffs in 2020.