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Anthony Davis can't forget, what LeBron James did for him when joined the Lakers

LeBron and AD have become one of the best duos in the current NBA since he arrived in 2019

By James Brown

LeBron James and Anthony Davis
LeBron James and Anthony Davis
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While LeBron James has been the face of the Lakers since his arrival, he was the first to start passing the torch towards Anthony Davis as the future face of the team. Anthony Davis has become the best player in the group and one of the leaders.

During All-Star Weekend, Davis made an appearance on Sirius XM NBA Radio and spoke about when he first joined the Lakers. LeBron made it a point to let Davis know that the pressure was on him to deliver, not the big man:

“He’s been through everything in the league as long as he’s been playing. I think my first year (with the Lakers), we just kind of had the conversation just kind of talking like ‘Look, don’t come in here thinking the pressure is on you. It’s on me.’ He took all the pressure away from me so I was able to go out there and just play.”

The duo did just that in their first year together, winning an NBA Championship and putting the Lakers back atop the NBA mountain. But the ensuing years since that time have been filled with injuries, particularly to Davis.

The last couple of years haven't been easy for the Lakers superstars

“And then we had another conversation in the last two years, back-to-back years when the injuries happened and I was getting frustrated like ‘Man, why is it always me getting hurt?’ Things that I can’t really control. And he just said ‘Hey man, everything will work itself out. Come back stronger, come back healthier and let’s get this thing going.” Said AD about LeBron's leadership.

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