LeBron James Has Strong Message For Anthony Davis After Lakers Beat Warriors

The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the series. LeBron James and Anthony Davis had great performance in the game against the Warriors and the king of basketball shared his big message.

“The Lakers franchise over the years, over the course of their existence, has always had dominant big men. Dominant guys that have been a force at the rim,” LeBron said. “And that’s why their jerseys are in the rafters. And AD will be up there when he’s done playing. And the No. 3 will be up in the rafters. And he continues to show why he’s one of the best players that we have in this league. And for us, it’s a treat for us to be able to have such a dynamic player that can not only go out and get you 30 and 20, but also command the paint defensively, can switch out to guards and also give you five assists as well.”

LeBron and Davis helped the Lakers beat the Warriors on both ends

AD played 44 minutes in the game against the Warriors. He scored 30 points, 23 rebounds, five assists, and four blocks while going 11-of-19 from the field and 8-of-8 from the free-throw line. The big man is the first Lakers player to score 30 points and 20 rebounds in a playoff game since Shaquille O’Neal did it in 2004.

“It’s a treat for us,” LeBron said. “It’s a treat for Laker nation. It’s a treat for the franchise to have another one in their franchise that wears the purple and gold.”

Davis knows that his team did a really good job, but he also knows that the Lakers will have to win three more games. He was lucky to get the best shots and his aggressiveness helped the Lakers beat the Golden State.

“The guys just gettin’ the ball to me in the right spots,” Davis said. “A lot of it came out of pick-and-roll. Couple post-ups. Some offensive rebounds. But just being aggressive when I do catch (the ball). Looking to score or looking to play-make to other guys. But it was the guards finding me early, which allowed them to play free later on in the game.”