LeBron James and Anthony Davis are the best friends duo every NBA fan talks about. They have more like a brother-like bond. Even LeBron James mentioned that he wouldn’t leave the Lakers until AD does. He would not want his friend to be left alone. LeBron James kind of carries the baggage of responsibility to bring Anthony Davis to the Lakers. After a decade-long wait, this incredible duo gifted the franchise an NBA championship.
During the pandemic in 2020, the Lakers won their 17th championship, all thanks to the James-Davis duo. People always see them as the best of buddies. But recently, there has been a new rumor floating around regarding a communication gap between the two. The first incident that sparked the buzz was AD’s indifferent reaction to LeBron James breaking the all-time scoring record of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
Anthony Davis Denies Rumors Of Any Misunderstanding With King
Maybe Anthony Davis was more focused on the result of the game than his friend’s new record. But even a player of AD’s caliber can show emotions once in a while. Later, another incident during the game against the Mavericks where James was telling Davis something in an animated way. But Anthony Davis left the conversation midway. Perhaps he was just eager to get back on the court, but the incident intensified the speculation. However, Anthony Davis has denied all these rumors and said that they have the best relationship in the whole tournament.
Lakers star mentioned that there could be times when two buddies can fight and have silly arguments, but in the end, they still love each other and what the best for themselves. Anthony Davis told ESPN’s Dave McMenamin that there are great storytellers who only see what happens on the court and just for the sake of story writing and creating these speculations. They don’t know what happens after the team leaves the arena. Suppose the two players hang out or not. Davis mentioned, “We are fine as buddies and as teammates.”
When Will LeBron James Join The Squad?
Does the question remain when the duo can be back together on the court? The Lakers will need the King and his buddy to be in their original lethal forms as the postseason has become a very strong possibility for the Lakers. LeBron James might have started practicing on the court, which is a good sign. But there is no declaration from the Lakers’ management about when James will return. The fans have been waiting to see LeBron James back for a long time now.
It has been almost a month since James played the last game against the Mavericks on February 26. But the team has done exceedingly well in LeBron’s absence. The Lakers were the 11th seed when James last played. It was Anthony Davis, and later D’Angelo Russell joined the party to get the Lakers to the eighth position. Now the whole team looks like one song, and the fans will hope they keep the streak going to get to the top six for a direct gateway to the playoffs.