Anthony Davis on the Best Part of Having LeBron James as a Teammate: “He’s Always Happy”

Published 01/25/2021, 2:51 PM EST
Dec 28, 2020; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) and Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic (27) and forward Derrick Jones Jr. (55) react in the fourth quarter at Staples Center. The Trail Blazers defeated the Lakers 115-107. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports


The Los Angeles Lakers are flying high in the ongoing 2020/21 NBA season, and their two superstars are in excellent touch. LeBron James and Anthony Davis will be key figures in the Lakers’ road to success this year, and the latter made a revelation about LBJ recently!

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Anthony Davis comments on the emotions of LeBron James

Anthony Davis is now in his second season with the Lakers. It is also his second year partnering LeBron James on the court, and it has been a cheerful ride so far. Though the Lake show faced a few obstacles last season, they got the job done and that’s what matters.

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LeBron James was a man on a mission last year. The ‘Chosen One’ fulfilled what he set out to do at the beginning of the season, and he was ruthless in the NBA Finals. LBJ is a bad man when it comes to dominating opponents, but also quite the teammate to have. 

Jan 12, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) reacts after a play against the Houston Rockets during the first quarter at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Here’s what Anthony Davis has observed from LeBron in one and a half seasons of playing together: 

“He’s always happy. I’ve never seen LeBron mad — he’s always happy,” Davis told CBS Sports. “But on the flipside, he’s so determined and hard-working for basketball. So it’s a balance, and you’ve got to find a balance.”

Rightfully so, LeBron James has showcased how he balances his professional and personal life for several years now. It is not easy being an athlete of James’ stature, but the Lakers superstar just makes it look so flawless! 

Davis opens about balancing between different lifestyles

Anthony Davis took the leap a few years ago, and he is now a certified superstar in the league. Davis is one of the top big-men at the moment, and he has learned to balance his different set of priorities along the way. 

Though Davis is one of the most serious guys when it comes to competing, he carries a fun and out-going personality when he’s not on the court. Here’s what Davis had to say about finding the proper balance as an athlete: 

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“I’ll tell you one thing that I learned from being in this field of work is that life is about balance. You have to balance. For me, when I’m at work, I’m locked in. When I’m on the court at practice or a game or whatever, this is my time — two, three hours of dedicating myself to the craft. … But when I’m not playing, I’m enjoying my life,” Davis mentioned. 

Jan 10, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers controls the ball during the first quarter of a game against the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center on January 10, 2021 in Houston, Texas. Mandatory Credit: Carmen Mandato/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

There is a thin line between finding that perfect balance in life. LeBron James and Anthony Davis have found that as NBA athletes, and they dedicate ample time to enjoy their personal lives as much as they do it to succeed on the court. 

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Arjun Athreya

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Arjun Athreya is a senior writer at Essentially Sports and has been contributing since early 2020. Having developed an avid interest in sports at an early age, he pursued a Journalism degree and graduated from Madras Christian College. Arjun manages the Golf division and its content, and primarily covers news pertaining to the NBA as well.

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