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Rob Pelinka EPIC replied in trade deadline to Sixers president about LeBron

Sixers president Daryl Morey called Rob Pelinka to inquire about LeBron's availability at the NBA's trade deadline

By James Brown

Daryl Morey and Rob Pelinka
Daryl Morey and Rob Pelinka
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In recent days, it has been revealed the Golden State Warriors and the Philadelphia 76ers called the Los Angeles Lakers want to make a trade for LeBron James after the cryptic message he posted on social media. But the organization was fast to put those rumors to rest.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski and Ramona Shelburne of ESPN, 76ers president Daryl Morey called the Lakers about James and Rob Pelinka responded in an EPIC manner by asking for reigning MVP Joel Embiid in return.

"Morey was the second team executive call to Pelinka on a possible James trade, sources said. After seeing James’ cryptic social media post of an hourglass a week before the trade deadline, Philadelphia 76ers president of basketball operations Daryl Morey called Pelinka to probe on a James trade and was immediately told that James wasn’t available.

In fact, Pelinka responded by asking Morey if Joel Embiid was available, sources said. And that ended that brief conversation. These sorts of bold trade calls are historically a common practice for Morey, who also called the Phoenix Suns and asked about the availability of Durant, only to be told Durant was not available, sources said."

At 39 years old teams are interested in signing the superstar

Teams making calls about players is pretty standard if a team feels like there is even the slightest chance that a superstar the caliber of James could be available, they are going to explore it. Pelinka's response by asking about Embiid is an excellent one and establishes the price that it would cost a team to take LeBron away from the Lakers.

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