Lakers LeBron James shares his candid thoughts on playing with Anthony Davis saying: “we’re co-captains”

LeBron James and Anthony Davis have been the two strong pillars of the Los Angeles Lakers for quite some time. Their strong partnership has not only developed on the court but also off it, making them one of the league’s most potent duos.

LeBron greatly respects Anthony, treating him like a brother. Their enduring partnership showcases the kind of bond that’s expected from star players. Recently, LeBron solidified his respect for Davis by appointing him as the co-captain of the team.

LeBron James sets the record straight on playing with Anthony Davis

The Duo of Anthony Davis and LeBron is not only friendly but a lethal weapon against the opponent teams. If they are allowed to find their rhythm in a match the duo can single-handedly dominate the entire match turning the tides of a match in favor of the Lakers.The respect and admiration between the stars for each other is also amazing to witness.

LeBron when asked about Davis said, “AD is great. AD is amazing. We are co-captains and he is just as much a leader of this team as I am. He is everything that this franchise could ever want and more; he is one of the greatest bigs to play for this franchise for sure.”

When does Anthony Davis contract with Lakers end?

Back in 2020, Anthony Davis signed a 5-year contract with the Lakers estimated to be worth around $189.9 million. He is supposed to play with the Lakers for till the 2024-25 season but has an ETO clause in his contract. It allows Davis to become a free agent in the 2025-26 season. However, if he doesn’t exercise the clause he will be under contract and will have to play two more seasons with the Lakers.

Anthony Davis
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When compared to LeBron’s contract with the Lakers, Davis’ contract falls short a bit. Bron has a slightly more expensive contract, earning a higher annual salary, but Davis’ contract is longer, which means he will remain with the Lakers for two additional seasons compared to King James. Some critics have questioned the Lakers for offering Anthony Davis a contract that is in proximity to LeBron’s.

However, they seem to overlook the fact that he is one of the best players in the league. At 30 years old, he stands in contrast to the 38-year-old LeBron, who is arguably in the twilight of his career. Davis currently possesses more potential than James, showcasing his dominance on both the offensive and defensive sides of the court.

What do you think of the duo of LeBron James and Anthony Davis? Do you think Anthony Davis will leave the Lakers after the 2024-25 season? We are eager to know your thoughts, so drop them down in the comments and let us know.

Avi Shravan

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Avi Shravan is an anime, games and sports enthusiast who likes NBA and Soccer. He is an avid reader who loves to write as well. You can find him reading books in a cafe or playing games if he is not watching his favourite team play. You can contact him on [email protected]


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