The impact Anthony Davis has made for the Los Angeles Lakers since being traded to the team last summer has been substantial. He has played a pivotal role in the team potentially winning the NBA Finals— alongside LeBron James.
The production Davis provided the Lakers in Game 1 of the NBA Finals was nothing short of spectacular— finishing with 34 points (52.4% FG, 50.0% 3P, 100.0% FT), 9 rebounds, 5 assists, and 3 blocks. He displayed a little bit of everything on both ends.
After the Lakers’ victory in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, Morris expressed his belief that Davis is the ‘best player in the world‘ and not LeBron James.
There’s a substantial degree of difficulty for teams when they try to match up with the Lakers because of Davis— greatly helping Los Angeles en route to a possible championship. However, is it fair to already declare him a better player than LeBron James?
Regardless of whether James or Davis is the better player, the Lakers need them both in order to pull off a championship run— and they need each other. Neither player would come close to achieving this level of team success without each other.
It will be interesting to see if this narrative will end up having an impact on the NBA Finals MVP voting results if Los Angeles wins it all. So far, Anthony Davis appears to have the inside track on the honor ahead of LeBron James but will need to keep it up.
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