Anthony Davis gave up a $4 million bonus to help the Lakers and fans on Twitter believe it's part of a grand conspiracy

Business Insider | 6/28/2019 | Alexandra Licata
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Anthony Davis is waiving his $4 million trade kicker, according to ESPN.

Davis is also keeping the No. 23 as a gift from teammate LeBron James.

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The Los Angeles Lakers will now have $32 million to spend towards free agency and bringing in another star player. They may also decide to divide the sum for several players.

Fans on Twitter are reacting to the news with conspiracy theories as to why Davis would decide to waive the extra money.

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Anthony Davis is waiving his $4 million trade kicker, according to ESPN.

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According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Lakers were "scrambling to reshape the parameters" of the trade after it was announced due to a lack of cap space.

Now it seems they've figured it out.

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The trade, which formerly included just the Los Angeles Lakers and the New Orleans Pelicans, now includes a third team in the Washington Wizards. The Lakers will send a 2022 second-round pick to the Wizards and the Wizards will send the Pelicans cash.

While the trade has been agreed to, it does not become official until July 6 when the league's transaction embargo is lifted.

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As a result, the Lakers will...
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