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LeBron James says Lakers teammates are being an ‘MVP in their role’

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The Los Angeles Lakers are having a fantastic season so far, and a huge part of their success can be pointed to how well LeBron James and Anthony Davis are working together.

However, King James gives a shoutout to his teammates, even going as far as calling them MVPs.

In an interview with ESPN, LBJ heaped praises on his teammates and admitted that while they are not taking the lead role, they are the best in what they are doing for the Purple and Gold.

“It starts with me and AD … How our approach is both on and off the floor, and then it trickles down to everybody else. But everyone is an MVP. Everyone has a role on our team, and everyone is accepting their role and being an MVP in their role, and you can’t ask for more than that,” LeBron said (via SB Nation).

LeBron’s statistics show that he’s still one of the league’s best players despite nearing 35 at the end of the year. He is averaging 26 points, seven rebounds and 11 assists per game, and his incredible production has helped Los Angeles to a solid 22-3 record at the top of the dog-eat-dog Western Conference.

The team’s chemistry was once again on display when the Lakers snuffed the Orlando Magic, 96-87. James was the focal point of the offensive with his 25 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. However, players like Davis, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and JaVale McGee helped the team secure the W.

The Lakers need to be in their best condition if they’re ever going to win the NBA title this year. If they keep this level of play until the playoffs, they could very well win the Larry O’Brien Trophy.