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Lebron is lucky to have Davis. He is like 10 levels above Love.
Crazy to think Kyrie will be by far the worst 2nd option LeBron has won a title with, in terms of total body of work - although individual-season performance puts his title season close with starting-to-decline-Wade in 2013.
 

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Crazy to think Kyrie will be by far the worst 2nd option LeBron has won a title with, in terms of total body of work - although individual-season performance puts his title season close with starting-to-decline-Wade in 2013.
Those Lebron/KI/Love teams were maybe his best overall teams particularly sadly the last 2 years with Irving. That team that lost to Durant was one of the greatest offensive teams I've ever seen

OTOH how sad it remains that Lebron left in the first place. Kobe landed with Shaq, Riley got Wade Shaq, Magic had Kareem, Bird had parrish/mchale, Jordan finally got Pippen/Grant. We find a way to lose Loozer and that was ball game for the Cavs
 

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I don't know man.

I always go back to this but the year prior (09-10) there's a real good case to be made Dwayne Wade was the 2nd best player in basketball that season.

The first year LeBron joined, Wade was still really, really good. Maybe not as good as Davis is now. But....not far off. I think people just remember they didn't fit perfectly together. But Wade was a beast that 1st year. And he tried to carry LeBron in the Finals.
When you combine fit and talent Davis is a much better match for LBJ. Possibly the best defensive big man in the league with top multi-level offensive skills so he can leave the paint open is ideal for Lebron. Plus Wade was beginning his sharp decline in 2010-11. Put it this way - Davis is the first player in Lebron’s career where there’s even a shadow of a hint of a doubt who the most valuable player on the team is

Lebron has now been the best player on 10 Finals teams out of 17 total seasons in the league, insane! The 2003-2010 Cleveland front office is the only force to ever stop him!
 

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Curry per-100 in playoffs: 34.8 points (.45/.40/.91 shooting), 8.3 assists, 4.6 turnovers

Harden per-100 in playoffs: 33.5 points (.43/.33/.87 shooting), 8.3 assists, 4.9 turnovers

LeBron per-100 in playoffs: 37.2 points (.49/.33/.74 shooting), 9.3 assists, 4.7 turnovers

Jokic per-100 in playoffs: 33.5 points (.51/.42/.84 shooting), 9.3 assists, 4.0 turnovers

Murray per-100 in playoffs: 32.7 points (.47/.41/.90 shooting), 7.8 assists, 3.1 turnovers
 

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When you combine fit and talent Davis is a much better match for LBJ. Possibly the best defensive big man in the league with top multi-level offensive skills so he can leave the paint open is ideal for Lebron. Plus Wade was beginning his sharp decline in 2010-11. Put it this way - Davis is the first player in Lebron’s career where there’s even a shadow of a hint of a doubt who the most valuable player on the team is

Lebron has now been the best player on 10 Finals teams out of 17 total seasons in the league, insane! The 2003-2010 Cleveland front office is the only force to ever stop him!
Well, one player might be just as good a "fit" in terms of making both players better, given how the Cavs player did so much worse without him in terms of making a team win...even if the "running mates" didn't get along:

 

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The wildest thing to me is that LeBron, after three rounds, has only played 40 mpg or more twice in these playoffs. In 2018 he averaged 42 mpg for the entire playoffs. Somehow the Lakers have put together a team that not only doesn’t completely collapse when LeBron sits, but can actually increase/build leads while he sits. He’s only gone super saiyan a few times in these playoffs.
 
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