Anthony Davis signed a three-year, $186 million max extension with the Los Angeles Lakers this week.
In doing so, the 30-year-old earned the dignity of receiving the richest annual extension in league historical past.
One of many key byproducts of this settlement is that Davis’ partnership with Lakers star LeBron James will proceed.
Final season, there have been some questions in regards to the pair’s bond and the way for much longer they’ll co-exist collectively. It received to the purpose the place Davis needed to come out and handle their ‘strained’ relationship.
This week, Davis as soon as once more took questions in regards to the pair’s dynamic head on.
“Me and Bron have top-of-the-line relationships I believe within the NBA so far as duos or teammates, regardless,” Davis instructed Dave McMenamin of ESPN.
“However they don’t see that. They don’t see the stuff we do off the court docket and time we hang around with one another. They see on-court stuff.”
The purported points between James and Davis went each methods.
James, for his half, needed to appeared have some very particular issues with Davis, too.
When they’re on the court docket, Davis and James are a formidable duo.
All through his stint in purple and gold Davis has averaged 24.6 factors and 10.1 rebounds per sport. Over the course of 21 postseason outings he has averaged greater than 27 factors per sport.
That mentioned – well being has been a difficulty. Davis performed in a mere 36 outings through the 2020-21 season and simply 40 in 2021-22.
Final yr Davis performed in 56 video games, his second-most ever as a Laker, and the crew wound up making the Western Convention Finals.
Baker determined to take slightly break from throwing 7 interceptions over the course of 9 practices. https://t.co/iT7etPjRZA
— Sport 7 (@game7__) August 6, 2023
Quite a lot of Davis’ relationship with James is dictated by how the crew is performing. When each are wholesome and L.A. is enjoying properly – they’re good.
When the Lakers battle, so does their relationship.
What’s going to Davis and James in the end be capable to accomplish collectively within the 2023-24 NBA season? Time will inform.
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