LeBron James Reveals What Makes Avery Bradley Unique After His Crucial Contribution vs Timberwolves

Published 01/03/2022, 7:00 AM EST
Dec 17, 2021; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) talks to a teammate against the Minnesota Timberwolves in the second quarter at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports


The Los Angeles Lakers are starting to go off on a roll. The purple and gold outfit got their second win in a row after beating the Minnesota Timberwolves in their recent matchup. A total team effort on their part helped them overthrow the Wolves. After the game, LeBron James had some great words for his teammate, Avery Bradley.

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There were many issues on the Lakers roster at the beginning of the season. While they didn’t look in sync, their main disadvantage was a lack of defense. However, with Bradley now in place, the Lakers are pulling through well. But it is his impact on the offensive end that got the Lakers their win over the Timberwolves.

Nov 28, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Detroit Pistons center Isaiah Stewart (28) is defended by Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) and guard Avery Bradley (20) in the first half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

After the game, LeBron spoke about the reason Bradley has seen success in both his Laker’s stints.

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LeBron James has big praise for Avery Bradley

While LeBron has been on a tear himself, he always gives teammates credit where it is due. Similarly, with Avery Bradley, the King had some encouraging words for him. He spoke about how Bradley knows what to do on the offensive end and doesn’t try to go outside his style of play. Despite being known for his defense, Bradley came in big time on the offense for the purple and gold unit to beat the Wolves.

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Playing with players like Bron and Russell Westbrook, Bradley has superior playmakers behind him. Hence, pertaining to his role, he has done a great job of utilizing them. He shot efficiently against the Wolves and gave a much-needed helping hand to the Lakers.

He scored 14 points on 5-7 shooting for the night. In the 108-103 victory, his performance turned out to be integral for the Lake show. He also did his job on the defensive end getting 4 steals to curb the Timberwolves. LeBron James scored 26 points to go with 7 rebounds and 5 assists, while Russ added 20 points and 5 assists with 9 turnovers to his name.

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While there were bad moments through the game, the Lake show will focus on the positives for the night. Their defense did a great job, but they had issues with keeping the ball themselves. Do you think the Lakers are close to dealing with all their existing problems? Let us know in the comments below.

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Anuj Talwalkar

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Anuj Talwalkar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He is a student studying at NM College in Mumbai, aspiring to pursue sports management to follow his love for sports. Anuj started following the NBA last year, and he loves to combine his passion for writing with his understanding of basketball.

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