LeBron James: Lakers star posts FURIOUS trade message on Instagram

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UNC Alumni in NBA: Harrison Barnes, Justin Jackson part of Kings-Mavs trade

Earlier on Wednesday we rolled out our NBA Trade Deadline primer on which former University of North Carolina Tar Heels players could be on the move before Thursday afternoon. Barnes has had a down shooting year overall, but he's actually having a career year from three when you factor in percentage and volume - 39 percent on over six 3-pointers a game.

Barnes was eventually informed of the news by a teammate on the bench, and you can see he was quite surprised by it.

James thinks it's hypocritical for fans to have no problem with teams making moves like this to do what's best for them while players get negative publicity for demanding a trade to improve their situation. Well, it's even worse to be on the court in the middle of the game, when the trade talk first leaks.

Pelicans forward Anthony Davis appeared to "like" James' post.

As many National Basketball Association fans have seen, Harrison Barnes was just traded by the Dallas Mavericks to the Sacramento Kings.

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None of the young guys scored more than 12 points, with LeBron leading the way for LA with 18 points in the loss. He has no plans to sign an extension with any team this summer, expecting to do so when he becomes a free agent.

"I'm ok with both honestly, truly am", James wrote in the post.

"Look, this is madness right now", Carlisle said of the mid-game trade.

At his postgame news conference, Mavs Coach Rick Carlisle told reporters that he "got word" of the trade during the game and thus did not play Barnes "down the stretch, obviously".

I'm not the only one who thought the King had a point. "I am going to miss him an terrible lot".

"He's a better man than me, for sure", Nowitzki said according to ESPN. Well, his answer to that question would be: "I was in Dallas at the time - playing in a game for the Mavericks". I was like, 'He's not coming back. "We'll miss him an terrible lot, but I believe he's going to have a great situation where he's going, and we'll just go forward from here".

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