It goes back to a few years ago when the Rockets pushed the Lakers to seven games in the Western Conference playoffs, with the player formerly known as Ron Artest as their front man. In that following off-season, the two squads essentially swapped Metta World Peace and Trevor Ariza, only through free agency rather than through trade.
The most recent awkward moment was the Rockets taking Derek Fisher off the Lakers hands, except Fisher had his contract bought out instead of playing for the team.
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