LeBron James recently spoke about the differences between his current teammate Anthony Davis and Cavs teammate Kyrie Irving.
King James has won 4 NBA championships in his illustrious career. The 4x NBA Finals MVP has always credited his teammates for his success. James is known as one of the best basketball minds in the NBA, who brings out the best in his teammates.
Some of the important co-stars in James’ glorious journey have been Kyrie Irving and Anthony Davis with, whom the King has even won championships.
James and Kyrie Irving played 3 seasons together for the Cleveland Cavaliers, had 3 trips to the NBA finals, and even won a title in 2016. Their championship in 2016 will go down in the history books as one of the greatest.
James and Irving overcame a 3-1 lead deficit, which had never happened before in the NBA Finals. Game seven at Oracle will be etched in the history books, especially Irving’s game-winning 3-pointer.
The duo ended the 50-year championship drought of Cleveland.
James won his 4th NBA title as a Laker alongside one of the best talents in the NBA today, Anthony Davis. The 2020 NBA championship was one of a kind that was played in the Orlando Bubble due to the COVID 19 pandemic.
During his run in the Bubble, Davis was excellent averaging, 26.2 PPG and 9.4 RPG on a 53.8% shooting from the field.
LeBron James says Anthony Davis is more gifted than Kyrie Irving
During an interview on the popular show “ Road Trippin,” James spoke about his teammates and how they differed.
James spoke about how probably, Davis was more gifted than Irving. While talking about his Lakers teammate, the NBA superstar said how AD’s height was an advantage over Irving. James heaped praises of Davis’ shooting ability from all 3 facets of the game and even went on to talk about how his defense was uncanny.
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James’ has had a tumultuous relationship with his Cavs teammate Kyrie Irving over the years. Though the duo won a championship together, things began to sore when Irving wanted out of Cleveland.
Before the start of the 2020-21 NBA season, Irving had even taken a jibe at James during his podcast with Durant, who is his Nets teammate:
“One thing I’ve always been comfortable with, I felt like I was the best option on every team I played for down the stretch, This is the first time in my career I’ve looked down and be like, That motherf***** can make that shot too.’ And he’ll probably do it a lot easier.”
He continued saying,
“It’s not so much deferring, because in past situations where I didn’t take the last shot, I felt guilty. I want this game-winning shot, but also, you want to trust your teammates. Not that I didn’t trust my teammates, but I felt like I was the best option.”
James later responded by saying that Irving’s comments did definitely hurt him as he was always an advocate for his talent and never thought ill about him.
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It will be interesting to see when the Brooklyn Nets and the LA Lakers meet next year. Both the teams couldn’t make a deep run in the playoffs this year due to major injuries to Anthony Davis and Kyrie Irving.
However, both these teams are still considered favorites going into the 2021-22 NBA season.