So far this season, Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James has had an MVP-caliber campaign, and has spread to the defensive side of the court.
Indeed, Skip Bayless, who has been portrayed as an enemy of James, could only pay his respects when he saw that the four-time NBA champion is the best in defensive win actions.
.@RealSkipBayless on Kuzma tweeting that LeBron needs to be on the NBA Defensive Team:
“I was shocked and fell out of my chair to find that LeBron James ranks No. 1 in defensive win actions. That’s unbelievably good, that’s great.” pic.twitter.com/IVee12mOB4
– WITHOUT DISPUTING (@indisputed) March 2, 2021
When co-superstar Anthony Davis came out with a calf strain just over two weeks ago, the Purple and Gold struggled quickly going on a four-game losing streak.
But since then, LA has won two in a row and has apparently gotten some of its mojo back.
Despite everything, James has been his usual sublime self. He is averaging 25.5 points, 8.1 rebounds and 7.8 assists per game on the season.
In a win against the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday he had four steals and three blocked shots. He followed up with two steals and two rejections Sunday against the Golden State Warriors.
As a result, the Lakers have regained second place in the Western Conference and are beginning to sneak up on the top-ranked Utah Jazz.