In 2019 after a month-long commercial series, Anthony Davis finally ended with the New Orleans pelicans, joining LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers.
After the exchange had happened, Davis and James were immediately vaulted to the top of the All-Star player pair roster that now characterised the make-up of the NBA. People had questions about the roster as a whole, and some even questioned how good the Davis and James duo could really be, but those questions quickly faded away.
Over 29 appearances, the Lakers are 24-5 and there’s no team in the League that looks better than the purple and gold tandem. Davis and James are must-see tv on a nightly basis, and they seem to have an instant chemistry of the league’s most biggest duos.
Davis talked about the relationship he has with James both on and off the court on The Jim Rome Show at 1:10: the off-court friendship that these two All-Star players have developed has led to incredible on-court production. Both players have a combination of 53.5 points per game.
Davis was a defensive threat, averaging 9.4 rebounds, 2.6 blocks, and 1.4 steals per game. Meanwhile, James did the majority of the game offensively, dishing out the league-leading 10.6 assists the game.
It was clear that Davis and James would be perfect together, but what’s shocked everyone is just how successful they are so early in the season. Hopefully, that means they still have room to grow and maybe even better together when the 2020 NBA playoffs come together.