Rumors in sports are a lot like rumors at work, at church or anywhere else in life. They spread like wildfire whether they're true or not because people love gossip. And NBA fans love players switching teams; they just can't get their fix of which guys will end up trading places by the Feb. 21 trade deadline.
When scouring the Internet for trade rumors, we usually validate the source of the rumor before at all chewing on it. We carefully inspect the site, the writer and the trade itself for any shreds of validity.
But NBA-Trade-Rumors.com throws that entire notion out the window with the disclaimer on their home page:
Please use our Rumors For to send us your NBA Rumors. We take no responsibility for the accuracy or otherwise of published NBA Rumors.
Ah, a veritable treasure trove of absurd trade rumors cooked up by fans with no legitimate sources at all. Let's grab a cold one and have a good laugh.
In the true spirit of unfounded rumors, the site gives no attribution for those who send in the "rumors."
And for the sake of pure hilarity, we'll ignore the fact that most of these deals don't even check out in ESPN's Trade Machine or work with the cap in any way whatsoever.
This slideshow will feature three such rumors and two reported by NBA analysts which are equally lacking in validity.