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When Anthony Davis received a phone call from his agent in June, he was too wrapped up in a movie to answer. Little did the then-New Orleans Pelicans star know, his agent had life-changing news to share.
During his introductory Los Angeles Lakers press conference on Saturday, Davis revealed that he declined to pick up the phone when his agent first attempted to reach out to him to break the news of the trade. When his agent called a second time, Davis again opted not to answer. He then felt compelled at that time to return the call, but he got sent to voicemail.
So Davis did what any millennial would do—he took to social media:
NBA on TNT @NBAonTNT
AD found out he was traded via Instagram. 😂 https://t.co/FgjLgg2AuX
Davis had been linked to the Lakers for months, dating back to September when he switched to Klutch Sports, which represents Lakers superstar LeBron James. Landing in L.A. should not have come as a shock to Davis, though it must have been a relief to finally reach a resolution in his ongoing saga in New Orleans.