Anthony Davis found out about trade to Lakers on Instagram
Anthony Davis learned an important lesson about declining his agent’s calls during the middle of trade season.
Davis was introduced as a Los Angeles Laker on Saturday, and admitted that he had found out about his trade on Instagram. Why? Because he was watching a movie when it went down and declined both of agent Rich Paul’s phone calls before realizing that something might have been going on.
AD was at a hotel in Malibu watching a movie when Rich Paul called him to tell him he'd been traded to the Lakers. He rejected the call twice so as not to interrupt his movie, and then thought hmmm maybe something is going on. So he checked Instagram. That's how he heard.
— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) July 13, 2019
The moral of the story is that if you know you’re probably going to be traded and your agent calls twice in a short time period, you should probably pick up once. He’s far from the first athlete to learn about his trade via social media, but in this instance, Davis doesn’t really have anyone to blame but himself. It makes for a great story, though.