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LeBron James Reportedly Wanted Blockbuster Trade To Happen

LeBron at the NBA All-Star Game in Cleveland.

CLEVELAND, OHIO - FEBRUARY 20: LeBron James #6 of Team LeBron reacts before the 2022 NBA All-Star Game at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on February 20, 2022 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)

For a struggling team with championship aspirations like the Lakers, it was a bit strange they didn't make any moves at the trade deadline. Even LeBron James was pushing for the team's higher ups to make a blockbuster trade.

Over All-Star Weekend, reports came about saying the Lakers refused to move Russell Westbrook for Klutch Sports client John Wall. LeBron James, who's also represented by Klutch Sports and has been a major voice in the Lakers' previous trades and roster decisions, isn't happy, per a report.

"The sentiment has long percolated, but it reached a boil when Pelinka refused to trade (Russell) Westbrook and a future first-round pick (likely 2027) for Houston Rockets guard and Klutch client John Wall," wrote Eric Pincus of Bleacher Report.

"The move didn't make sense for the Lakers from a basketball standpoint as a significant upgrade over Westbrook, even though Wall averaged 20.6 points and 6.9 assists per game last year. Wall hasn't played this season, with the Rockets focusing on developing younger players.

"From the Klutch point of view, the Lakers would get their client out of a bad situation in Houston and undo the Westbrook mistake."

There are serious rumors suggesting LeBron James' time in Los Angeles is numbered.

Just last weekend LeBron began talking about the end of his NBA career and left open the door to return to Cleveland to play for the Cavs. He also wants to play for whichever team drafts Bronny James. It's unclear if the Lakers will be that team as it's still years away.

Regardless, LeBron isn't happy. That could be all we need to know about his NBA future.