Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis says he has a great relationship with teammate LeBron James as he claims the two get along well both on and off the court. "I mean, we're two guys who just like to have fun," Davis said when asked about his relationship with James.
"We like to work. We like to win. But off the court, we're just two guys who like to have fun. Two guys who are big kids and play Xbox and have game nights back in L.A." The first-seeded Lakers lost Game 1 to the eighth-seeded Portland Trail Blazers but then Davis and James stepped up to help their team win the next two games.
Davis scored 29 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and had eight assists in Game 3, while James dropped 38 points and had 12 rebounds along with eight assists. "I think we definitely work well together," Davis said.
Davis was asked if he ever is the one giving advice to James
James, a three-time NBA champion, is on the quest to land his fourth NBA title, while Davis is seeking his first NBA championship.
"He's been doing this for a long time," Davis said. "There's nothing I can say that he hasn't heard or seen already. My job's just to kind of be there. If he wants to talk about something, I'm there, but in the game he's so locked in.
I'll be talking to him sometimes, he just stares straight ahead. I'll be like, 'All right he heard me, I'll just leave him alone.' "He's been doing this for a long time, been in this situation for many a time, it's not much that he hasn't seen.
I still say what I got to say and even if he doesn't respond, I know he's listening." Trail Blazers forward Carmelo Anthony admitted Davis and James "got it going" in Game 3 but he believes his time will be fine.
"Oh, we're good," Anthony said. "I think we're good. It's only 2-1. We have a series. We've got to make some adjustments. Game 4, we know the implications on what that means. ... We're sitting in a good situation.
We're not concerned. We know what we have to do. "We'll be ready [for] Game 4. I thought we were ready tonight. [Anthony Davis] got it going, LeBron [James] got it going. They made their adjustments, and we've just got to make ours and get ready for Game 4."