Los Angeles Lakers big man Anthony Davis shares how being alongside LeBron James has helped him grow as a player.
The Los Angeles Lakers managed to make a second-half comeback against the Denver Nuggets tonight. They were down 58-46 at the half but managed to win it 114-93, holding the Nuggets to a mere 35 points in the second half.
The Lakers won the WCF re-match against the Nuggets. LeBron James led the way for the Lakers with a 27 point triple-double. Dennis Schroder added 21 points as well. Jamal Murray led the way for the Nuggets with 20 points, whereas Nikola Jokic had a 13 point double-double.
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Anthony Davis and LeBron James have formed a very formidable duo for the Lakers. They led the Lakers to the promised land after 10 years, as they beat the Heat in the Bubble to win the Lakers’ 17th title. Anthony Davis, in his interview with the Atlantic, before shooting the SuperBowl commercial was asked a key question. The commercial would be based around the idea “Do you win because you are happy? Or are you happy because you win?”
“I’m very happy,” Davis said over Zoom. “This has been a fresh start (in Los Angeles). I think the answer to the question can go both ways, but I definitely won last year because I was happy.”
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He also talked about the impact LeBron James has had on his career. The two had been friends for a long time, and the Lakers gave them a chance to play together when they acquired AD in a trade. Talking about LeBron, “I think being in that spotlight alongside Bron helped make me a better player,” Davis said.
What’s next for Anthony Davis?
Anthony Davis is an NBA Champion now. However, he does not want to stop at just one title. He wants to win as many as he can while he can play with LBJ. Davis also shared he wants to improve his passing skills. He can be seen picking LeBron or Marc Gasol’s brain over the same a lot.
“I just ask them questions. Some of the plays that those two guys make, it’s unbelievable for me. It’s unreal. Especially for Marc because he’s a bigger guy. There’s a handful of bigs that can actually make those passes: him, (Nikola) Jokic, Draymond (Green).”
“The next step in my development is being able to make those passes,” Davis said. “I’m getting there. It’s all about timing and trust.”
Anthony Davis knows what he needs to do to improve, and the 27-year-old has a lot of basketball left in him. Anthony Davis would continue to improve as long as he keeps learning, and we would be here to witness and record it all.