LeBron James urges Anthony Davis to become Lakers leader • Basketball USA
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LeBron James urges Anthony Davis to become Lakers leader • Basketball USA

LeBron James encourages Anthony Davis to become the leader of the LakersRob Pelinka, Darvin Ham and now LeBron James. The important figures of the Lakers are unanimous: Anthony Davis must take over this season in Los Angeles. He was extended in the offseason with the desire to see him transform into a leader. The former Cavaliers and Heat player agrees.

“He is the face of the Lakers”announces “The King” to ESPN. “Davis is one of the great players in the franchise, of those whose jersey has been retired. I am very happy and proud on his behalf for the contract extension. »

The Lakers star, approaching 39 this spring (he’ll be 30 on December) isn’t getting any younger, and Anthony Davis, at 30, is in the prime of his life. It is therefore the right time to carry the team on your broad shoulders.

Avoid the infirmary to be the leader

“I’m going to be the second oldest player on the team, so we’re going to lean on me,” thereby confirming the interior. “I feel it’s my responsibility to be one of the leaders with LeBron. It’s my job to help the players and the youth, to constantly be with them to tell them what we have to do, what we have to improve to win the title.”

To do this, the 2020 champion must play a series of matches and avoid the infirmary, as it always is year after year. Last season, the former Pelicans missed 26 games.

“It’s my goal every season to play all 82 games,” he recalls. “I didn’t do anything different this summer. I took some time to breathe and then went back to work. Nothing has changed. I know that with my role I am important and that it is important that I am on the ground. »

Anthony Davis Percentage Rebounds
Season Team MJ My Shot 3 points LF Of Def Early Pd Party Int Bp Ct Pts
2012-13 NOP 64 29 51.6 0.0 75.1 2.6 5.6 8.2 1.0 2.5 1.2 1.4 1.8 13.5
2013-14 NOP 67 35 51.9 22.2 79.1 3.1 7.0 10.0 1.6 3.0 1.3 1.6 2.8 20.8
2014-15 NOP 68 36 53.5 8.3 80.5 2.5 7.7 10.2 2.2 2.1 1.5 1.4 2.9 24.4
2015-16 NOP 61 36 49.3 32.4 75.8 2.1 8.2 10.3 1.9 2.4 1.3 2.0 2.1 24.3
2016-17 NOP 75 36 50.5 29.9 80.2 2.3 9.5 11.8 2.1 2.2 1.3 2.4 2.2 28.0
2017-18 NOP 75 36 53.4 34.0 82.8 2.5 8.6 11.1 2.3 2.1 1.5 2.2 2.6 28.1
2018-19 NOP 56 33 51.7 33.1 79.4 3.1 8.9 12.0 3.9 2.4 1.6 2.0 2.4 25.9
2019-20 LAL 62 34 50.3 33.0 84.6 2.3 7.0 9.3 3.2 2.5 1.5 2.5 2.3 26.1
2020–21 LAL 36 32 49.1 26.0 73.8 1.7 6.2 7.9 3.1 1.7 1.3 2.1 1.6 21.8
2021-22 LAL 40 35 53.2 18.6 71.3 2.7 7.2 9.9 3.1 2.4 1.2 2.1 2.3 23.2
2022-23 LAL 56 34 56.3 25.7 78.4 3.5 9.1 12.5 2.6 2.6 1.1 2.2 2.0 25.9
Total 660 34 51.9 30.0 79.3 2.6 7.8 10.4 2.4 2.4 1.3 2.0 2.3 24.0

How to read the statistics? MJ = matches played; Min = minutes; Shots = Successful shots / shot attempts; 3points = 3-point / 3-point attempted; LF = made free throws / attempted free throws; Off = offensive return; Def=defensive return; Tot = Total returns; Pd = assists; Fte: Personal errors; Int = Intercepts; Bp = Lost Balls; Ct: Courage; Pts = Points.

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