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Anthony Davis doesn’t sound like he’s planning to join the Lakers in free agency any time soon

In shocking news, a player under contract did not want to discuss joining another team publicly.

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When rumors surfaced earlier this week that NBA superstars Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook kinda maybe sorta might be interested in possibly theoretically teaming up on the Los Angeles Lakers at some point in the future, it was easy to laugh it off as a pipe-dream. Sure, the Lakers would be thrilled if that type of pairing were to fall in their laps in a few years, but it wasn’t something worth counting on.

Breathless speculation about who the next Lakers superstar is always bound to happen, and just as inevitable is the players being speculated about eventually being asked (while under contract with their current team) if there is any truth to the rumors.

In possibly both the least shocking move of all-time AND one of the first instances in NBA history of a player shooting down a free agency pitch years in advance, Davis went on the radio on Thursday to go ahead and confirm he wasn’t interested in being fined for tampering joining the Lakers:

Does this mean the Lakers have no chance to ever acquire Davis? No, but getting him also isn’t the most likely scenario, either, and there was literally a zero percent chance he was going to talk about doing so with FOUR YEARS left on his current contract.

Harrison Faigen is co-host of the Locked on Lakers podcast (subscribe here), and you can follow him on Twitter at @hmfaigen.

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