LeBron James Reacts To Anthony Davis Being Named in The All-NBA First Team

Published 09/17/2020, 1:37 AM EDT
Aug 18, 2020; Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA; LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers and Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers react after a shot during the third quarter against the Portland Trail Blazers in game one of the first round of the 2020 NBA Playoffs at AdventHealth Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mike Ehrmann/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports


Earlier in the day, the All-NBA teams for the 2019-20 season were announced. The Los Angeles Lakers had two representatives in the First Team, LeBron James and Anthony Davis. They became the first duo since Steve Nash and Amare Stoudemire of the 2006-07 Suns to make the All-NBA First Team as teammates.

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Despite having an exceptional season last year, Davis was snubbed from the All-NBA teams. But this season he has worked hard and has made the First-Team and teammate LeBron was proud.

He posted on Instagram about it with a caption saying, “CONGRATULATIONS my woe!!!!!! Proud of you bro FR FR!! Keep going. Generational Talent at its FINEST man!! INCREDIBLE!  #YoungKing”

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Can Anthony Davis win his first title with the Lakers?

Since he was drafted in 2012, Davis has never been on a contending team. The Pelicans failed to build a competitive team around him, and they only made the Playoffs twice in his seven seasons at New Orleans. But with the Lakers, he is now on a title favorite team. So the pressure to win has never been higher.

So far, he has lived up to the expectations. He has been a pillar for LeBron and the Lakers and has been consistent throughout the playoffs. He is averaging 27.6 points, 10.9 rebounds while shooting 58% from the field and an impressive 39% from the three-point line.

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Aug 22, 2020; Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) reacts after dunking against the Portland Trail Blazers in the second half in game three of the first round of the 2020 NBA Playoffs at AdventHealth Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Davis has been solid on both ends of the floor for the Lakers and has been reliable. Anytime LeBron has an off game, he steps up and when LeBron has a poor game, Davis fills in. And when both of them have an excellent game, the result can go only one way. This is what makes them arguably the most dangerous duo in the league.

Now facing the Nuggets, Davis will have to be at his best against Nikola Jokic. The Serbian tore apart the Clippers not only with his renowned offense but also with his defense. So Davis has a tough task ahead of him. His ability to stop Jokic will determine how this series goes.

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Sep 15, 2020; Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA; Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15) celebrates after defeating the Los Angeles Clippers in game seven of the second round of the 2020 NBA Playoffs at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

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Aaron Mathew is a sports analyst at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Mass Media from Xavier’s College, Aaron has been a part of EssentiallySports since May 2020 where he covers both NBA and NCAA basketball news, and has also covered NBA 2K. In the past, Aaron has worked at the Sports Desk of Mumbai Mirror.

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