If anyone understands what Anthony Davis is thinking, asking for a trade out of New Orleans with nearly 1 1/2 seasons left on his contract, it’s Abdul-Jabbar. His trade request came with two years left on his contract in Milwaukee. Eventually, he got his wish in the summer that followed his ask and got traded to the Los Angeles Lakers. “I think that the players have power because they have value,” Abdul-Jabbar said. “The players that teams know that they can win with are going to be in a position to dictate what they want to do.”
“He was vulnerable. He was scared. He would sleep in the gym because he had no reason to go home.” Giannis’ transition to America wasn’t easy. When his family struggled to get an American Visa, he almost left the league.