DeMar DeRozan almost headed to the Los Angeles Lakers in free agency this past summer, but it obviously never came to fruition.
In an interview with Shams Charania of Stadium, Demar Derozan broke down his talks with LeBron James as being great, but there were some things that didn’t sit right with him which kept him from joining the iconic team.
“They was great, honestly,” DeRozan said. “Tried to make it work, had plenty of conversations with Bron. Tried to make it work…just didn’t work. You know how the business goes. One thing can just change the whole dynamic on everything. But it was a hell of an opportunity that we tried to make happen. Me being from LA would’ve been crazy, but some things just don’t work out. It’s always great just to have the opportunity.”
New Bulls star DeMar DeRozan sits down with @Stadium: “I haven’t played with a talent at that wing position like Zach (LaVine). I want to put everything I’ve been through in my career, share that with him, win together.” Also: Lakers, disrespect in free agency, being more vocal. pic.twitter.com/3dWWSZY5PC
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 8, 2021