Kyle Kuzma takes to Twitter to call for Lakers teammate LeBron James to be included in an All-Defensive Team this season.
With Anthony Davis out for the foreseeable future, the Los Angeles Lakers have been struggling mightily on both ends of the floor as of late. A ray of hope for them would be their absolutely dominant win over the Golden State Warriors last night as they locked in on defense, holding Steph Curry to a measly 16 points.
The Lakers go as far as LeBron James takes them and so far, he’s been having an MVP-esque season. He’s been playing his heart out ever since AD went down with injury, racking up the amount of minutes he’s playing per game. The offensive production is what you would expect from LeBron James with a slight dip in his numbers across the board.
His defense however, has been quite noteworthy. For the first month of the 2020-21 season, LeBron James was the best isolation defender on the perimeter around the league. Though he’s taken his foot off the pedal for the time being, he’s still been impressive on that end of the floor.
Kyle Kuzma campaigns for LeBron James to be on an All-Defensive Team.
Kyle Kuzma’s tweet about James’s inclusion on an All-Defense team comes after a solid defensive outing from LeBron against the warriors last night.
Retweet for @KingJames all defensive team ❗️
— kuz (@kylekuzma) March 1, 2021
In the bout, James posted up a casual 2 blocks and 2 steals, while also staying locked in when trying to get stops. He’s kept his hands fairly active in passing lanes, trying to get steals when possible. It should also come as no surprise that the ‘King’ is still able to bust out his patented chasedown block on unsuspecting victims.
There is a plethora of solid defenders that currently play in the league. Guys like Rudy Gobert, Anthony Davis, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Ben Simmons, Kawhi Leonard, amongst others, will definitely be in the running for snagging the 6 frontcourt spots on both All-Defensive teams.
If LeBron James does receive All-Defensive honors, it would be the first time since 2014, where he made Second Team All-Defense.