LeBron James is still the biggest name on the Los Angeles Lakers roster but day by day it is becoming clearer that he is slowly becoming Anthony Davis’ team.
AD led LA in Game 3 with a monster performance, finishing with 31 points and 17 rebounds in a 111 to 101 win over the Memphis Grizzlies.
The day after the result, Davis was asked if the Lakers organization had ceded him the “leadership” role. Although there is no official statement about it, it has been hinted at for a long time. LeBron James has also spoken about it at times.
“Yes. Absolutely. Of course, we have another guy, which is LeBron. … I just try to do my part. I get the ball, I try to go score and make a play. I just try to do the right things. It gives me a lot of confidence that our guys, our coaches, our organization has enough confidence in me to allow me to be that guy to lead the charge.”
This is not the first time Anthony Davis has been the Lakers’ first option. But it’s different when he’s on a team with title aspirations. The responsibility enters a different stratosphere since he is with L.A.
“Obviously, it’s different here as a Laker. Especially when you play alongside a guy like LeBron. The good thing about the two of us is that we are very unselfish stars who just want to win.”.
– Spectrum SportsNet (@SpectrumSN) April 24, 2023
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