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LeBron James On Where Anthony Davis Ranks Among His Teammates Over His 17-Season Career

LeBron James took a different approach with Anthony Davis before Game 2 of their first-round playoff series against Portland. 

There was no joking. No laughing. No teasing. 

In fact, there was no interaction at all. 

“He didn’t say one word to me today,” Davis said after the Lakers’ 111-88 win Thursday to tie the series at 1-1. Game 3 is Saturday at 5:30 p.m. PT. 

It was a stark contrast to their usual dynamic. James and Davis are close friends. Their lockers are separated by an empty one at Staples Center. They banter. They share late night glasses of wine together after games. Davis goes over to James’ house for dinner. They often wait for each other after practices and games to walk alongside each other. 

But James knew to give Davis space Thursday. 

“He saw the look on my face from the beginning,” Davis said. 

Davis went on to

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More than a Vote is more than a statement for LeBron James and other athletes

Lakers forward LeBron James helped create More than a Vote, a nonprofit organization devoted to supporting Black voters. <span class="copyright">(Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press)</span>
Lakers forward LeBron James helped create More than a Vote, a nonprofit organization devoted to supporting Black voters. (Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press)

When LeBron James and other high-profile athletes and entertainers combined to create More than a Vote, a nonprofit organization devoted to supporting Black voters, plenty of observers took a wait-and-see approach.

Ethan Scheiner, a political science professor at UC Davis, was among them. His research focuses on the intersection of sports and politics, and he’s seen other well-intentioned efforts go into a quick stall.

But that’s not what he’s seen from More than a Vote, which, according to people with knowledge of the negotiations, is engaging in conversations to add sports venues in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Denver and Miami as polling locations for the presidential election in November. Previously, the organization reached similar agreements with NBA arenas in Atlanta, Detroit, Sacramento and Charlotte.

On Thursday, as James

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