LeBron James and Anthony Davis pose with the NBA Championship trophy.
LeBron James and Anthony Davis pose with the NBA Championship trophy. Image Credits : Twitter (@Lakers)

A recent discussion on Twitter between two of James’ former teammates, Kendrick Perkins and Dwayne Wade promoted a discussion of whether or not AD is the best teammate LeBron has ever had.
Before AD’s dominant Game 2 performance, former NBA player and ESPN analyst Kendrick Perkins tweeted that he believes Davis compliments James better than any other player he’s ever played with.
Moments later, future Hall of Famer Dwayne Wade said he agreed to Perkins’ statement.
Kyrie Irving complimented James very well during their time in Cleveland. He was said to fit seamlessly alongside LeBron without having to compromise his game. James won a title in 2016 and advanced to the finals three times with him.
With Dwayne Wade, he won titles in 2012 and 2013 on the Miami Heat. Then reached the Finals four times together.
None of these runs produced a post season such as the one Davis had, with the Lakers winning the 2020 NBA championship.
Anthony Davis averaged 33 points, 11.5 rebounds, 3 assists and 1.5 blocks per game while shooting 60.0% from the three-pointer line, in the first two games of the Finals.
He has also posted an excellent Player Efficiency Rating of 29.8. Only three players have posted a higher PER during a postseason run that lasted a minimum of 15 games: LeBron James, Micheal Jordan and Shaquille O’Neal.
The best postseasons by Wade (24.4 points, 7.1 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 26.3 PER) and Irving (25.2 points, 3 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 24.4 PER) simply don’t measure up. Davis also has a higher PER than James currently, which is something no teammate had done during one of James’ title runs.