Kareem Abdul-Jabbar says his trade bid by Milwaukee 45 years ago "almost exactly" reflects Anthony Davis's saga today.
Abdul-Jabbar told the Bucks that he would not re-sign, and wanted to play in New York or Los Angeles instead.
Kareem, who spent the last 14 years of a career with the Lakers, advised AD against the public pressing of the New Orleans Pelicans to shop.
Per Bleacher Report:
"It almost reflects the exact situation I was in Milwaukee," said Abdul-Jabbar at B / R. "Almost exactly."
Prior to the 1974-75 season, with two years after his contract, Abdul-Jabbar informed Bucks who would not re-sign when he was bargaining up.
"I told them, Look, I do not sign up again, & # 39;" says Abdul-Jabbar. "You've found a place to give you the best deal you can do because I'm out of this spot." And they got that. A & # 39; the fact that I had a good relationship with them – I was respected, they respected me, they paid me well – they did the best deal they could do it for themselves, and it was a pretty good deal. Given that they had four very good players for me, I thought everyone was winning. "
It could be argued that the Abdul-Jabbar-playing power was in front of her time – the main reason the Lakers is still a lovely destination for NBA stars, from LeBron on the floor.
"He looks like Anthony Davis in the same situation," said Abdul-Jabbar, although he noted that Davis has not been treated the same way. It should not do so in public. These are discussions behind closed doors. "
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