Los Angeles Lakers star forward LeBron James spoke out about why he and co-star Anthony Davis have been so successful this season, and why they will more than likely be the ones hoisting the Larry O'Brien trophy once the series against the Miami Heat has concluded.
“We’re not jealous of each other. We know who we are. We know what we’re about, and want the best — seriously, every single day — for one another.”
LeBron James on why he and Anthony Davis work so well on and off the court 🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/LIO2HlsN1P
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) October 1, 2020
As simple as that statement comes off, it definitely has some layers to it. Since teaming up with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami, the current Lakers star has opted to go after his rings with a cast that includes at least one other star alongside of him. Though jealousy wasn't the storyline in Miami, it became the topic amongst other characteristics in Cleveland upon point guard Kyrie Irving's exit.
Irving recently sat down in an interview and lauded his new teammate Kevin Durant, a close friend that he'd long sought to share the court with in due time. During his talk, he may have possibly took a slight jab at James while giving praise to Durant.
Kyrie with the dig at LeBron?👀 pic.twitter.com/cTtuR12pEy
— NBA Quick Report™🏀 (@NBAquickreport) October 1, 2020
While this could just be overanalyzing into the quote, Irving and James have had a lengthy history of going at one another. First blood was drawn apparently upon Irving hearing of James' decision to return to the Cavs, a franchise of which he'd started to become the face. Irving had seemingly squashed his beef with James last season after calling and apologizing to him about his young-minded antics during their stint in Cleveland together.
That may have been Irving's then-feelings however. Having someone as talented as Durant on his side may have given him the boasting rights he's searched for since leaving Cleveland. Though due to unfortunate injuries, the James-Davis duo has played out much better obviously this season. We'll have to wait until the 2020-21 season to see if Irving and Durant's off-court talks actually lead to success.