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LeBron James says he told the young Lakers ‘to stay off social media’ to avoid trade rumors

Every member of the Los Angeles Lakers other than LeBron James, Tyson Chandler and JaVale McGee had to deal with about ten straight days of trade rumors that they might get sent to the New Orleans Pelicans for Anthony Davis last week.

Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson has already said that he expects the players involved to be professionals, and that they shouldn’t be “babied.”

Johnson also isn’t the only one offering the roster — especially young players who have never seen their names in such rumors before — advice on how to deal with them.