There was plenty of reaction on Thursday night to the flurry of NBA deadline day moves made by the Cleveland Cavaliers.
On the NBA on TNT, Hall of Famers Charles Barkley and Shaquille O'Neal had varying opinions to the Wine and Gold acquiring Jordan Clarkson, Larry Nance Jr., George Hill, and Rodney Hood.
Barkley was asked by host Ernie Johnson if LeBron was happier now that the team added youth and jettisoned Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, and four other players, "This team had no chance of winning or even getting to the finals 24 hours ago. Now they, to me, have become the favorites.”
O'Neal wasn't quite as positive as Barkley:
In fact, Shaq thinks the Lakers had the best day of any team at the deadline:
How bad did Barkley think things were in Cleveland before Thursday's trades?
Finally, Barkley debated with Kenny Smith about the future of Isaiah Thomas