Anthony Davis has voiced his frustration at his New Orleans Pelicans team-mates after they lost 106-101 against Miami Heat last night.
Davis has been in top form all season and put 41 points on the board against the Heat.
But with little support, the power forward was unable to drive his team to victory single-handedly.
Rumours have been rife over recent weeks that Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics are interested in signing Davis.
And the 25-year-old only added fuel to the fire by coming out and highlighting his team’s issues following their most recent defeat which leaves them 11th in the Western Conference.
“It’s been an issue,” Davis said.
“Not every game, but I think we come out too lackadaisical at times.
“It’s normally against a team that’s under .500 or stuff like that.”
Magic Johnson has moved to quash reports of a feud between Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James and head coach Luke Walton.
Earlier this week ESPN reported that James was ignoring Walton’s calls from the bench during NBA matches but the Lakers president has moved quickly to insist there is no disharmony within the camp.
“Brian [Windhorst] got it wrong,” Johnson told SiriusXM NBA Radio.
“This is all about making sure that they can say something on ESPN and everybody can just talk.”
Kevin Durant says he is excited by the impending return of Golden State Warriors team-mate Steph Curry.
Curry has missed the last 11 games because of a groin injury picked up against the Milwaukke Bucks but is set to return when the Warriors face Detroit Pistons on Sunday.
“I know everybody’s going to be excited, but nobody’s going to be more excited than he is,” Durant said.
“I just can’t describe it [what it means to have Curry back] to be honest.”