The Lakers are the team with the most championship victories in the history of the NBA, tied with the Boston Celtics. Few duos have glowed as brightly as Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant in the legendary annals of the Los Angeles Lakers. Together, they won three straight NBA titles and cemented their immortality in the sport of basketball.
LeBron James and Anthony Davis have emerged as a dynamic duo to carry the Lakers’ tradition of greatness. After winning a historic championship in the 2019–2020 campaign, LeBron and Davis have set out to continue the legacy of the Lakers legends Kobe and Shaq.
LeBron James and Anthony Davis achieve remarkable feats
The Lakers had to battle back after falling behind by double digits in the first quarter for the third straight game. They succeeded in doing so and forced overtime, but even with Domantas Sabonis’s foul and De’Aaron Fox’s ankle rolling, they eventually ran out of steam and lost.
Even in the losing effort, LeBron James and Anthony Davis did their respective parts to bring the Lakers back. With 30 points, 16 rebounds, two assists, two steals, and three blocks, Davis led the team. James finished with 27 points, 15 rebounds, and eight assists.
According to Matt Williams of ESPN, the stats were historic because they represented the first time since Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant in 2002 that two Lakers players had at least 25 points and 15 rebounds in the same game. Though it’s an amazing accomplishment for James and Davis and something the league hasn’t seen in almost ten years.
Even though James recently emphasized that it will take time for the Lakers to establish the continuity they desire, it is evident that they still have a lot of work ahead of them to get back to where they were at the end of the previous season.
How many games LeBron and AD play together?
LeBron and Ad have played 148 games together. The two of them playing together for the Los Angeles Lakers have been nothing short of amazing. LeBron, who is frequently considered as one of the best players of all time, provides the team with leadership, playmaking, and scoring ability.
LeBron’s basketball acumen and vision have improved the Lakers’ play. The addition of defensive skill and a strong offensive presence in the paint came from Anthony Davis, a versatile and dominant big man. They were successful right away as a team, winning the NBA championship for 2019–2020.
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