The LA Lakers overcame a slow start in Game 1 of the 2020 NBA Finals to dispatch the Miami Heat 116-98. While NBA news updates will point out that injuries played a part in this one-sided affair, the Purple and Gold played some tidy basketball to dominate their Eastern Conference counterparts. At the heart of this dismantling were Anthony Davis and LeBron James who combined for 59 points.
Now LeBron James is considered to be the favorite to bag the Finals MVP trophy if the LA Lakers do indeed win it all. He was also just one assist shy of another playoffs triple-double. However, Markieff Morris does not believe that LeBron's the best player in the world oon their team for that matter.
NBA News Update: LA Lakers' Markieff Morris picks Anthony Davis over LeBron James
Speaking after LA Lakers' win over the Miami Heat, Markieff Morris singled out Anthony Davis as the best player in the world over LeBron James.
"We got LeBron but I think he's [Anthony Davis] the best player in the world. He does it on both ends and does it consistently every night," Morris said.
AD had 34 points, nine rebounds, and three blocks for LA Lakers in Game 1.
NBA News Update: Dwyane Wade and Shaq bet their trophies on the line
Dwyane Wade participated in a friendly wager with LA Lakers legend Shaquille O'Neal prior to the start of the NBA Finals. Both players have led their respective teams to titles and been awarded the NBA Finals MVP honors for their efforts.
Appearing in a promotional video, both players first predicted who could win the Finals MVP honors with LeBron James and Jimmy Butler being the obvious choices. Following that, Wade and Shaq put their Finals MVP trophies on the line.
“If the Heat win I’ll give you one of my trophies,” said O'Neal who has won the NBA Finals MVP honors three times.
"And if the Lakers win you can have that," responded Wade, pointing to his NBA Finals MVP trophy in the background.
With news of the Miami Heat injuries emerging, Dwyane Wade would be sweating a bit.
Published 01 Oct 2020, 10:48 IST