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Josh Hart pretended to not know who Anthony Davis was when asked about Lakers trade rumors, and says he doesn’t pay attention to them

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Josh Hart went full blown “New phone, who dis?” when asked about Anthony Davis and Lakers trade rumors.

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All the buzz around the Los Angeles Lakers as of late has been about Anthony Davis. Unless you live under a rock or aren’t a fan of basketball, it’s nearly impossible to escape the barrage of trade rumors that have been pouring out over the past few days.

Apparently, Josh Hart lives under a rock.

Following the Lakers’ loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday, Hart was asked about his thoughts on the rumors swirling around the locker room. Not only did Hart say he didn’t know anything about the rumors, he pretended not to know who Davis was.

Reporter: Did you guys talk about (the Anthony Davis rumors) as teammates?

Hart: “What news?”

Anthony Davis.

“Who? ... I don’t know. I don’t pay attention to the media stuff. I control what I can control, and that’s just being out there every day and being a professional about my craft.”

It’s certainly a different way of handling trade rumors, but it’s honestly probably the best route to go. I mean, what is he supposed to say?

“Uh, yeah, I’ve heard of Anthony Davis. He’s the reason I might have to move to a different state and put my current apartment up for sale within the next week! I might have to move all of my stuff to a new state! Do you know how hard packing is? And the Chipotle! There’s no Chipotle in New Orleans! What am I going to do?!”

While that would be unbelievable content, it’s probably in Hart’s best interest to stay the course and pretend to not know of the 6-foot-10, 254 pound guy with a unibrow in his field of work.

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