LeBron James vents on Instagram about Harrison Barnes trade | After the Buzzer

LeBron James vents on Instagram about Harrison Barnes trade | After the Buzzer

Barnes, 26, is averaging 17.3 points and 4.3 rebounds on the season.

Barnes was traded while he was in the midst of the Mavericks' game against the Hornets. The timing was agreed upon during the game, according to Schwartz, and Barnes wanted to play.

James went on to write that he saw a double standard with how people react to players changing teams in free agency or requesting trades - often calling them selfish - compared to their reactions when franchises ship out their own players. "That's really the first time I've witnessed it", said of seeing someone traded during a game. "Just call a ♠️ a ♠️!" ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski then tweeted, "The Kings are trading Justin Jackson and Zach Randolph to the Mavericks for Harrison Barnes, league sources tell ESPN".

Despite the massive success Golden State has enjoyed with Durant, including two straight National Basketball Association titles in which he has earned Finals MVP honors, this season has seen some turmoil on the team related to the strong possibility that he will depart this summer, with many viewing the Knicks as his likely destination.

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On the Mavericks' side, the biggest thing they get in this deal is salary relief.

Meanwhile, LeBron James posted on Instagram, pointing out players are criticized when they ask for a trade but teams do not face the same scrutiny.

One NBA superstar who appears to have taken a page from James's playbook is Kevin Durant. The Kings will have $21 million in room if Barnes opts in or $45.2 million if he declines his option.

Harrison Barnes says he's just thankful for his Dallas stint and looks forward to moving back to California.

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