Anthony Davis breaks down who’s Shaquille O’Neal and who’s Kobe Bryant in duo with LeBron James

Robert Marvi
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With a 124-114 victory in Game 2 of the NBA Finals against the Miami Heat, the Los Angeles Lakers are now just two wins away from their 17th NBA championship.

After the win, big man Anthony Davis compared his pairing with LeBron James to the duo of Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal from years ago.

Bryant and O’Neal played eight seasons together in the purple and gold. After Phil Jackson became head coach of the Lakers in 1999, the duo went to the Finals in four out of the next five seasons, winning three straight championships.

If they win this year’s NBA title, Davis and James would make themselves yet another historic superstar duo for a franchise that has had several.

The University of Kentucky product was dominant once again on Friday, with 32 points and 14 rebounds. He finished the game shooting a blistering 15-of-20 from the field.

James had an outstanding game in his own right with 33 points, nine rebounds and nine assists.

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Robert is a native of Santa Monica, Calif., and a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has been an avid NBA fan since he was a little kid in the mid '90s and fell in love with the Nick Van Exel-led Lakers teams. He truly cherishes the Kobe Bryant-era of Lakers basketball and the five world championships that came with it, and is looking forward to the team's next NBA title.