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Bill Plaschke: Lakers had to trade for Anthony Davis, otherwise they waste LeBron James

LOS ANGELES - This was more than just a trade for Anthony Davis.

This was a trade for a championship.

In dealing Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and three first-round draft picks to the New Orleans Pelicans for the NBA's most dominating inside presence Saturday, the Lakers did more than just add a giant superstar.

They created a title team out of a losing

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