Its one thing for players to talk to eachother about teaming up during the offseason. There is nothing the league really can do to stop that.
But what Lebron tried to Orchestrate through his Sports agency and best friend Rich Paul with Klutch sports to push Anthony Davis to the Lakers is a whole different level.
1. Has Anthony Davis demand a trade 10 days before the deadline in public. and States that he only wants to go to the Lakers. This depresses other teams offers, hurting with NOL can get in a trade and boosts the lakers chances.
2. Then to discourage other teams from putting in offers for him. Spreads rumors about Boston to sabotage their team, saying all sorts of things like Kyrie is leaving, having AD's dad come out and disparage them all to push New Orleans to take a lesser offer so that Lebron can get the help he needs for a championship
Are these public statements really in Anthony Davis' best interest? Or is it really all for Lebron James best interest? if it was all about getting out of NOL and being traded. clearly going to a winning team with the best offer is good for both sides.
Clearly it is about trying to push him to LA because Lebron wants him there.
If you had a rival GM do these things that Klutch sports has done, you would see the biggest fine for tampering in league history. It wont be long until other superstars realize they can set up sports agencies and have their sports agent best buddies try and sabotage other teams to push superstars to their teams.
We've seen this before with rumors of "Paul george will only go to LA, Kawhi leonard will only go to LA". How long until lebron tries to sabotage another team to bring a superstar to LA?