KEY POINTS

  • The banter took place after Lakers' Monday game
  • The duo conitnue to play a vital role this season
  • Lakers defeated Magic on Thursday

Los Angeles Lakers' star players, LeBron James and Anthony Davis are not only shouldering their side in the NBA but also having their share of fun off the court. 

Ahead of the 2019-20 season, Lakers roped in Davis to partner with James with the hope of finally challenging the title, which they have not won in a decade. The move has paid off so far for Frank Vogel's team as James and Davis have been striking well and Lakers are on the top of the Western Conference with an excellent 22-3 record. 

While James currently is leading the assists table so far this season, teammate Davis thinks there is a better passer than James. 

The 26-year-old point forward obviously said that in a fun way as he picked none other than LeBron James Jr. as the better passer. 

During Lakers' 142-125 win over Minnesota Timberwolves, James had miscued a half-court alley-oop to Davis, which the latter has not forgotten. During a post-match interview after Lakers' win at home on Monday, James spoke about his son and that's when Davis thought of this banter. 

"Bronny’s a better passer than you,” Davis told James. He said that about James' recent Instagram post that showed his son's passing skills.

“He’s a better passer? He might be a better shooter," James responded to cheeky Davis. 

Anthony Davis LeBron James Lakers LeBron James #23 is congratulated by Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers after scoring a basket against Memphis Grizzlies during the second half at Staples Center on October 29, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Davis, who was in no mood to give up in the banter then compared the younger James’ successful lob pass to his teammate to that of the James Sr's off-the-mark pass in the Timberwolves game.

"That was your fault. What’d you tell me at the beginning of the year when you weren’t getting enough lobs? ‘Throw that b—- anywhere,'" James replied.

On Thursday, James secured 25 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists to Davis' 16 points and 12 rebounds as the duo once again led Lakers' to a spectacular victory in the NBA. Lakers defeated Orlando Magic 96-87 to clinch the 22-3 record and remain on top of the points table.