It’s been smooth sailing for Anthony Davis and LeBron James in their first year together as teammates. Both players are competing at an All-Star level and have the Los Angeles Lakers in position to win the Western Conference.
We’ve seen superstars struggle to adjust to James’ playing style over the years. That hasn’t been the case for Davis though, as he’s averaging 26.5 points and 9.2 rebounds per game this season.
Since the All-Star break is just around the corner, Davis sat down with ESPN’s Dave McMenamin to discuss a series of topics. During his interview, he was asked who’s currently the best player on the Lakers.
“I think I’m up there. I see there are things LeBron does that are unreal,” Davis told McMenamin. “The things that he does in year 17 at age 35 still amaze me, so I’d give it to him right now.”
Anthony Davis on who’s the best player on the Lakers👀
— The Laker Files (@LakerFiles) February 12, 2020
Davis could’ve taken the easy way out and said he’s the best on the Lakers. Instead, he passed up the opportunity and gave the title to James.
Even though James is probably the more complete player at the moment, there’s no denying that Davis is one of the few elite players the NBA has to offer.
Besides, the former No. 1 overall pick probably isn’t concerned with being labeled the best player on his team. He’s made it abundantly clear that his priority is to win a championship.
The Lakers are in action tonight against the Denver Nuggets. Tipoff is at 10 p.m. ET from the Pepsi Center.