LeBron James’ Contentious Comments on Anthony Davis and Kyrie Irving Once Divided NBA Fans

Published 08/29/2021, 12:43 PM EDT
May 15, 2021; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) gets a high five from forward Anthony Davis (3) after a foul in the second quarter against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports


Four-time NBA Champion LeBron James has had a successful professional career so far. With the Lakers building a strong roster for the coming season, LeBron has a good shot at winning the fifth championship of his career. Last season, he and Anthony Davis struggled with injuries and as a result, Los Angeles Lakers crashed out of the championship in the first round itself. However, LeBron is known as a player who maintains a good relationship with his teammates and brings out the best in them.

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LeBron once opened up on the feud between teammate Anthony Davis and Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving, saying that Davis is more talented than his former teammate Irving. Safe to say, his divided NBA fans.

Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James (6) talks with Cleveland Cavaliers’ Kyrie Irving (2) during media day the day before Game 1 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, June 1, 2016. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group) (Photo by MediaNews Group/Bay Area News via Getty Images)

LeBron James felt Anthony Davis is more gifted than Kyrie Irving

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LeBron James took the side of Anthony Davis over Kyrie Irving, with whom he played at Cleveland Cavaliers.

“Anthony Davis is probably even more gifted than Kyrie Irving,” James said.

LeBron James and Kyrie Irving played together at Cleveland Cavaliers and helped the franchise win the first NBA championship in their history. They formed an unreal partnership on the court and it paid off as they won the championship game together.

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The Cavaliers fought back after being down 3-1 in the finals to win the championship in seven games. The city had never won a national title in any sport for the last 50 years.

However, they have had their differences over the years despite spending three seasons at Cleveland. Even after winning the NBA championship, Kyrie Irving wanted out of the Cavaliers; he wanted to be the focal point of the team, and that was not possible with LeBron on their roster. The 29-year-old point guard still had three years remaining on his contract.

Apr 10, 2021; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving (11) reacts as he leaves the game against the Los Angeles Lakers after being ejected during the third quarter at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Thus, Irving left for Boston Celtics in 2017. He made it to two straight All-Stars in the two seasons he played in Boston. Then, he signed with Brooklyn Nets in free agency in 2019.

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Abhishek Singh

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