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Lakers’ LeBron James compares his relationship with Anthony Davis to ‘Step Brothers’

Lakers, LeBron James, Anthony Davis

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James has had different types of relationships with his co-stars over his career in the show business of the NBA.

In Miami — skipping over the first Cleveland Cavaliers stint, apologies to Zydrunas Ilgauskas — he thrived alongside his long-time friend and Banana Boat buddy, Dwyane Wade. In his second run in Cleveland, he made it work well enough with Kyrie Irving to deliver a championship in 2016, though nobody ever accused the two of becoming best friends.

Now, in L.A., James has perhaps his most ideal co-star in Anthony Davis. Davis is a natural fit with James on the court, and the two Klutch clients have clearly developed a brotherly bond off-the-court.

Or more accurately: a step-brotherly bond.

“I just don’t want to let him down. And I’m not even talking about on the floor,” James said about Davis. “I don’t want to let him down…And then, it’s funny because it’s kind of rubbed off on me, because he doesn’t want to let me down.”

After the Lakers closed out the Denver Nuggets in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals on Saturday, James compared his relationship with Davis to that of Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly in the classic 2008 comedy, “Step Brothers.”

“You’ve seen the movie Step Brothers before, right? There it is…” he said.

James clarified that in this analogy, “I’m Will Ferrell, for sure.”

“I get on his nerves a lot. I go in and mess with his drums when nobody’s watching. That’s me.”

Brennan Huff and Dale Doback ended up opening a business together (Prestige Worldwide), and the two Lakers stars seem on their way to similar success.

James had 38 points, 16 rebounds, and 10 assists in the close-out game, while Davis added 27 points on 8-for-16 shooting.