Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis says he and LeBron James are simply two guys who want to win no matter what and they will everything what they can in order to win the NBA championship. James, who signed with the Lakers in 2018, missed the playoffs in his first season with the team and then made it clear to the team's front office that Davis atop of his wish list.
Last summer, the Lakers worked out on a trade with the New Orleans Pelicans to bring Davis to Los Angeles. The Lakers gave up a number of promising players and draft picks in exchange for Davis but so far it has paid off as the Lakers are leading the Heat 2-0 in the NBA Finals.
"We are two guys who want to win no matter the circumstance," Davis said, per ESPN. "We both want to make sure that we do whatever it takes to help our team win. When you have two guys that are selfless ... it's not always going to be pretty.
Sometimes we are going to argue and have disagreements, but we know it's coming from the right place. "When you have two guys who want to win as bad as we do and want to be dominant every single game, you have games like tonight where two guys, we're able to score the basketball and able to rebound and able to find guys.
It's rare you see it."
Rajon Rondo expects Davis to get 50 points every night
Davis and James have been absolutely phenomenal all season long and it has led to comparisons to the great Lakers duo of Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal.
"He's Kobe because he handles the ball," Davis said. "And I'm Shaq because I play in the post." Davis scored 34 points in Game 1 against the Heat, before he dropped 32 points in Game 2. "I expect him to get 50 every night," said point guard Rondo, who continued to shine in the playoffs with 16 points and 10 assists off the bench.
"He's damn near playing like the best player in the game. Hands down." Meanwhile, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra underlined his team will try to do everything to get back into the series. "Whatever is necessary," Spoelstra said.
"It's simple as that. If you want something badly enough, you'll figure it out. Our group is extremely stubborn, persistent, and we just need to figure out how to overcome this opponent."