Does Anthony Davis Make LeBron And The Lakers Title Contenders?

  • Published on Jun 18, 2019
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    We shouldn't have been surprised that Anthony Davis was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Jason Hart, and 3 first round picks. But the timing caught everyone off guard, and Coach Nick went deep into the footage to see whether or not pairing LeBron James with Anthony Davis is enough to get them to a title.
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Comments • 928

  • Manu El-Ocho
    Manu El-Ocho 5 days ago

    Didnโ€™t they have like 3!signed players at the time of this videoโ€™s making?? Coach Nick = cringiest bandwagonner

  • Mason Waters
    Mason Waters 6 days ago

    I dont like the Lakers coming out of the West. Unless LBJ and AD increase their 3pt volume, don't think they'll be effective enough offensively

  • J J
    J J 6 days ago +2

    redo this video

  • Jaz Amora
    Jaz Amora 11 days ago

    Looks like all of these are thrown out of the window then, knowing theyre gonna play Bron pg and basically turn him into iso-Harden. He'll retire in no time with that usage rate

  • Xavcol2e
    Xavcol2e 12 days ago


  • Matthew Mayronne
    Matthew Mayronne 14 days ago +7

    Can you provide an updated video that includes the Lakers' latest roster additions?

  • Rohan Akkineni
    Rohan Akkineni 14 days ago +5

    Coach, can you please make a video on the new lakers with cousins, javale mcgee, rondo and quinn cook

  • eBron James
    eBron James 14 days ago +3

    So you used a clip of LeBron shorting layups as evidenced of his realize that LeBron shot a career average 70% at the rim this past season. He was a bit slow after the injury but I donโ€™t see the decline p

    • Simon Sez
      Simon Sez 13 days ago

      You realize โ€œdeclineโ€ doesnโ€™t necessarily mean the guy fell off the map lol itโ€™s not LeBron slander so you can calm down with the Stan act. You literally just stated it yourself saying he was โ€œa bit slow after the injuryโ€ then continue to say you donโ€™t see a decline when the words are synonymous... When your car slows down, thereโ€™s a decline in speed, itโ€™s decelerating. That doesnโ€™t mean it can no longer accelerate lmao it just means itโ€™s not going as fast as other cars that didnโ€™t slow down ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™‚๏ธ
      If youโ€™re saying being physically slower and less athletic doesnโ€™t effect your game and thatโ€™s your reasoning behind LBJ not showing any decline then I really donโ€™t think anyone should waste their time talking to you about basketball

  • Smoove Talk
    Smoove Talk 15 days ago

    What about the clippers now with kawhi Leonard and Paul Goerge. Whos the best team in LA?

  • Rakhunuhepp Taylor
    Rakhunuhepp Taylor 15 days ago +1

    You do realize that Vogel was a runner-up for the Knicks Head Coaching job in the Phil Jackson Era? I really think his willingness to run the triangle along with his Defensive coaching prowess as well as Phil Jackson's whispers of advise that won him the Lakers Head Coaching gig . Can you imagine imagine AD, LBJ, Kwahi,and potentially Boogie running the triangle offense particularly with LeBron running point with Jason Kidd on the bench in La La land? And you thought Magic was running SHOWTIME? "California knows how to party! California know how to party! In the City of LA!๐Ÿ˜

    • Simon Sez
      Simon Sez 13 days ago

      When has LeBron ever really accepted coaching tho?

  • Lone Blade
    Lone Blade 20 days ago

    Starting lineup Prediction (NO PUN INTENDED!):
    Anthony Davis PF/C
    Lebron James PF
    Kyle Kuzma SF/SG
    Kawhi Leonard SG
    Jeremy Lin PG

  • CodyS777
    CodyS777 21 day ago

    Hahaha Nope Lakers are Garbage with or without injury prone AD.

  • MrJones870
    MrJones870 21 day ago

    Yo I'm sorry but this is #Dope. You just gained a subscriber ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฟ

  • Kevin Olmsted
    Kevin Olmsted 22 days ago

    Ads in the middle of the video. Come on man.

  • Kelly Bond
    Kelly Bond 24 days ago

    They'll sign Russell, and fill in with JR Smith and Melo. Can't imagine how that could go badly...

  • carlo trese
    carlo trese 26 days ago

    lebron wil just hold the ball until 5 sec of shot clock๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  • Enthusiastic Zestful Villainy

    What are the chances they get kawhi?

  • Aaron Rohrer
    Aaron Rohrer 27 days ago

    Why bother analyzing Vogels offense? We all know Lebron is going to do whatever tf he wants anyways.

  • - #00
    - #00 27 days ago


  • Seb
    Seb 28 days ago

    So Lebron off the ball? I dont see that happens at all

  • CanadianLoveKnot
    CanadianLoveKnot 28 days ago

    Lakers are still trash.

  • GreaterGood510
    GreaterGood510 29 days ago

    No playoffs for the fakers

  • DeAndre Page
    DeAndre Page 29 days ago

    Milwaukee Bucks will learn how to run 5-Out Motion Offense with a more developed ballhandler = Lebron James

  • Mr Smarty Pants
    Mr Smarty Pants 29 days ago +41

    Bosh and Love were also third options.
    AD will be the second option, which means he will get a lot more touches then Bosh and Love did..

    • ezetram
      ezetram 14 days ago

      Foreal hope they donโ€™t forget how good ad is

  • DeAndre Page
    DeAndre Page 29 days ago

    Lakers need a DEFENSIVE UPGRADE at the 4-spot to push Kyle Kuzma back to the 2nd Unit where he had major success = 159------3-pointers against 2nd Unit defenders and All-NBA Rookie 1st Team.

  • DeAndre Page
    DeAndre Page 29 days ago

    Double-Staggered Pindown via Early Offense, needs to remain even with former head coach Luke Walton gone.

  • DeAndre Page
    DeAndre Page 29 days ago

    Lakers GM, Rob Pelinka is HELL-BENT on defying the odds, still trying to clear Salary Cap Space for that 3rd STAR PLAYER. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€
    Knows the Lakers can bring back Trade Deadline acquisition, 3-point shooter Reggie Bullock via Larry Bird's Rights provision, can go over the Salary Cap without being penalized.

  • DeAndre Page
    DeAndre Page 29 days ago

    Flex Offense & Spurs Motion Offense WEAK or STRONG for cruise control.

  • DeAndre Page
    DeAndre Page 29 days ago

    Landing former Grit & Grind head coach, Lionel Hollins as an assistant coach gives the Lakers a defensive coordinator for the already defensive-minded head coach, Frank Vogel. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€
    Below average defenders play above themselves when taught how to excel at TEAM DEFENSE.
    Give Lebron 2 SHARPSHOOTERS & you have tremendous floor spacing like Milwaukee Bucks.

  • DeAndre Page
    DeAndre Page 29 days ago

    Major Draft Day steal = Zack Norvell. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€
    Poor man's Klay Thompson
    Lebron James and Anthony Davis get extra floor spacing with 6'5 SHARPSHOOTER from Gonzaga.
    Can also attack baseline from the LEFT CORNER.
    Left-handed, which throws off some defenders.

  • Arthur J
    Arthur J 29 days ago

    AD is gonna get so many lobs he won't have to dribble ever again!

    HAZZARD Month ago

    Still think Lakers are gonna struggle

  • Franchize
    Franchize Month ago

    C Davis PF Kuz SF James SG Jamal Crawford PG Payton/Beverley and 3 Deep bench would be good. They don't need another star they need depth and role players around those 3.

  • KunaiForce
    KunaiForce Month ago

    McGee was a pretty good roll man

  • DauntlessV03
    DauntlessV03 Month ago

    Bold of you to assume LeBron would agree to run a legit offense

  • Nathan Tong
    Nathan Tong Month ago


  • jeff lusty
    jeff lusty Month ago

    I don't think AD puts LAKERS as title contenders. I ithink it assures the Lakers at least a WCF appearance! I have no clue as to why AD would want to pair up with a player who disappears in the final minutes of the biggest games. With that 23-32 million cap space they need role players. They still need to get past GSW. Even if Durant doesn't sign with warriors, The GSW are still the Team to beat, Depending upon Free agency( who signs, who goes)!

  • Joe White
    Joe White Month ago

    They will probably win it all.

  • AL Brand
    AL Brand Month ago

    They need Kyrie.

  • The Fozzy Bear
    The Fozzy Bear Month ago

    Kawhi and the Raptors will be title defenders. It still hasn't sunk in yet for me. LOL!

  • Everett01
    Everett01 Month ago +2

    C Davis
    PF Kuzma
    SF Lebron
    SG Butler
    PG Rondo
    Not a bad squad.

    • DeAndre Page
      DeAndre Page 29 days ago

      @Everett01 Kyle Kuzma is perfect for the 2nd Unit. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€
      Everybody loves to complain about Lebron James's defense, so your 4-man needs to be that 2nd Rim Protector

    • Everett01
      Everett01 29 days ago

      Yeah, but since they're playing Kuzma and AD I think they have more shooters than normal.

    • DeAndre Page
      DeAndre Page 29 days ago

      Butler is cool, but if you sign a mid-range shooter like Jimmy Butler, your point guard better be a SHARPSHOOTER for adequate Floor Spacing.

  • MJ Trace
    MJ Trace Month ago

    Best basketball videos. Coach Nick doesent have opinions he has constructed reasoning.

  • Yifan Wang
    Yifan Wang Month ago

    I just have a question.

    How many "top five players" there are in the NBA? If AD is one of them, which one of the following is exactly not a top 5?

    KD, Kawhi (best performers in the offseason), Harden, Giannis (best performers in the regular season), Lebron, Curry. That's already six.

    It sounded like there are seven "top five" players in the NBA.

  • yannickmoon.
    yannickmoon. Month ago

    These two with Alex Carushow at point will be unstoppable

  • Yakisoba Pan Man
    Yakisoba Pan Man Month ago

    1st - Sign Danny Green and Pat Beverley 2nd - Win Championship

  • dawniewow
    dawniewow Month ago

    17 - 18 ? the season he was with rondo?

    EVERYTHING ! ! Month ago

    I donโ€™t think lebron would be willing to run around that much

  • G O A T I F I E D
    G O A T I F I E D Month ago

    When I heard this I was at a basketball party and somebody said it and everybody thought it was a lie

  • Mason Vosters
    Mason Vosters Month ago

    Did I really just see the score of 103-7๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  • Ahmed Iqbal el huda

    lakers must sign danny green

  • Pisquรฉ Dune
    Pisquรฉ Dune Month ago

    Soooo...LeBron and... LeBrow ?!

  • Adrian Arevalo
    Adrian Arevalo Month ago +1

    Lebrow Unleash.
    The King and The Brow

    • Adrian Arevalo
      Adrian Arevalo Month ago

      @Hayden Dumalag ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ Believe in whatever you want. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
      Go learn to read ok ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚.

    • Adrian Arevalo
      Adrian Arevalo Month ago

      @Hayden Dumalag do you hear yourself honestly or just blind, I literally just said it and your denying that fact Kawhi had actual great help from a amazing supporting cast (put some respect on the supporting cast) so ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚.
      Btw you need enough wins to make the playoffs duh and a good seeding if you want a strong lasting playoff run.
      I stated facts and your denying them ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘Œ
      Your so rattle up for no reason.
      If you can't read the facts then you are lost and I'll leave you alone.
      A wise man don't agrue with fools cause People from a distance can't tell from who.

    • Adrian Arevalo
      Adrian Arevalo Month ago

      @Hayden Dumalag lol umm he was carrying by himself on a dysfunctional team plus he got injured while Lakers were 4 seed.
      So Wtf know the situation and the difference.
      Props to Kawhi but he did have a remarkable supporting cast besides Lowry like Freddy, Siakam, Serge, Gasol, Powell, Green.
      Actually go follow the sport and know the difference๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  • yiagtkms2d
    yiagtkms2d Month ago

    New Magic & Jabbar, maybe?

  • Fallen Hero
    Fallen Hero Month ago

    No they're not.. till Lakers form a reliable and productive bench.

  • Gavin Gear
    Gavin Gear Month ago


  • Fexy
    Fexy Month ago

    Is that you, Elon?

  • jotunmarty
    jotunmarty Month ago

    great analysis coach - i just wonder about the 2nd unit lakers CAN you do a video on how you think the pelicans will be like now with ball, hart and ingram (minus ) AD ? and if you think pelicans are better now or worse cheers !

  • Henry Giron
    Henry Giron Month ago

    Lake sho!!

  • Noah Nelson
    Noah Nelson Month ago

    @bballbreakdown can you do a breakdown of what every team needs for the NBA Draft? that would be an awesome video and mucho helpful for tomorrows draft!

  • A Half Assed Username

    I've been watching your videos since the 2012 - 2013 season and I just noticed you still use the same stock music every video. Eh, if it works, don't fix it. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  • danny phenton
    danny phenton Month ago

    Which of the 3 traded players do you consider potential stars? ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค” Hart and the 4th pick in the draft? Must be it

  • 100,000 Subscribers without Videos!

    Title Contenders? They ain't making the PLAYOFFS!

  • yamecaco
    yamecaco Month ago

    Enough with the SeatGeek

  • Mishkat Hossain
    Mishkat Hossain Month ago

    You said Jason Hart instead of Josh Hart in the description

  • Ryan Casteel
    Ryan Casteel Month ago

    Nope & traded away there future glad Celtics didn't trade for ad .....tatum is gonna be better

    • Naseem Saleh
      Naseem Saleh 13 days ago

      Huge L. Tatum is a worse paul pierce

  • Inner Core
    Inner Core Month ago

    LAL - Biggest Joke of 2010s

  • J_Mike214
    J_Mike214 Month ago

    Dope video... didnโ€™t think Iโ€™d watch the whole vid, but it kept me interested

  • Garrett A
    Garrett A Month ago +1

    2 potential stars lol, maybe like a 1% chance and that's being generous. Neither Lonzo or Ingram will be stars

  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin Month ago

    Lakers aren't contending for anything if LeBron keeps playing defense the way he has been lately (or not playing defense rather).

  • shimmy.ojeleye
    shimmy.ojeleye Month ago

    god those pics of coach nick at the beginning killed me. you have a great sense of humor haha

  • dash4800
    dash4800 Month ago

    I mean, lebrons never exactly enhanced the careers of his big men. Both Bosh and Love had similar skill sets have AD, big men who could rebound and shoot. But they didn't become unstoppable with LeBron. In fact the only players that maintained their production were the ball dominant guards (Wade, Kyrie). The way LeBron ball is played doesn't lend itself to feeding the big. It's about using the big for yourself or to kick it to a shooter. If they add another perimeter player like Leonard I expect AD to produce similar results to Love or Bosh.

  • jose michael
    jose michael Month ago

    they need to have a good supporting cast. cant doit with just 2 peeps. or even 3 peeps. a good defensive team can expose them. especially with a no name bench.. if they use the 32mil for another max player what happens to the other positions. best think is to use that money to get several good shooters on the cheap. forget getting a third max player.

  • Sassy Mammoth
    Sassy Mammoth Month ago

    Embiid is the perfect antidote to Lebron and AD

  • Jay McAuley
    Jay McAuley Month ago

    Literally was just watching Skip and Shannon talk the same surface level nonsense about AD and Lebron (can you hear me shaking my head?) and thought to myself โ€œI should check my subscriptions to see if I can find any knowledgeable basketball insight to the AD tradeโ€ and boom here we are๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

      BBALLBREAKDOWN  Month ago +1

      Haha, ๐Ÿ’ฅ!! Thx so much!!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€

  • Naaah Fam
    Naaah Fam Month ago

    Not yet

  • Sai Gungurthi
    Sai Gungurthi Month ago +1

    Coach looking sexy af ๐Ÿ˜

  • Pedro C M
    Pedro C M Month ago

    Kevin Love was in the post many times with cavs. Lakers might get Carmelo Anthony to shoot and play in the post.

  • Martynas Tiskus
    Martynas Tiskus Month ago

    great content! Just the music is annoying and the publicity ..

  • jimmicrackhead12
    jimmicrackhead12 Month ago

    They want another star because with these guys being so injury prone you would be rotating the 3 to maintain 2 stars on deck at a time. Problem is all the free agents are injured (kd, klay, cousins) or injury prone/fake injuries (kyrie, kawhi, horford) so really it will be very hard for lakers to have a healthy superstar team

  • Lander Hendrickx
    Lander Hendrickx Month ago

    Your favorite play is the fake hand off? :D

  • vivahernando1
    vivahernando1 Month ago +1

    damn after one of the better NBA seasons I can remember in awhile .... Iโ€™m already ready for next season

  • KameronKrazY10
    KameronKrazY10 Month ago

    id take darren collison and danny green over jimmy or kemba

  • KevinProNOW
    KevinProNOW Month ago +3

    Lakers still need a point guard! Kyrie will work! #LakeShow!!!!

    • Oso 11
      Oso 11 Month ago

      with what money

  • bahamn15
    bahamn15 Month ago

    Wouldn't this video be useless if James starts to pad stats.... 6:47 ah, nevermind.

  • Lander Hendrickx
    Lander Hendrickx Month ago

    lol the faceswaps :p

  • Greg Belcher
    Greg Belcher Month ago

    Coach, serious question: Do you think Frank Vogel can get LeBron to run the sets you just laid out consistently?
    How many plays per game do you think LeBron will be standing at the top of the key, reversing the ball and just flicking passes to shooters coming off of pin downs?

  • Ryan Flanagan
    Ryan Flanagan Month ago

    Amazing not awesome only God is awesome

  • Rati Konjaria
    Rati Konjaria Month ago

    how do tou stop LeBron - AD pick n roll. no idea

  • danimalplanimal
    danimalplanimal Month ago

    you're looking at Vogel's coaching? you realize he's the coach in name only right?

  • Thomas Garcia
    Thomas Garcia Month ago

    Lakers still canโ€™t shoot lol

  • Semi Sneakerhead
    Semi Sneakerhead Month ago +1

    Mike Conley is on the Utah Jazz

  • VArsovski10
    VArsovski10 Month ago

    6:00 = Ad transition detected, 6:08 = felt like pranked by a fake Ad call :D

  • Brayden B
    Brayden B Month ago

    I just hope LeBron doesnโ€™t turn AD into a spot up shooter like he did Kevin Love

  • Mememasterjim
    Mememasterjim Month ago

    havent watched the video yet but no as a a lakers fan, they need to fill the roster with good role players and veterans

  • Kombaiyashii
    Kombaiyashii Month ago

    Looking at potential sets is good and all, but this is Lebron we're talking about. The chances are he'll just want to get a switch to he can iso from the top, make everyone space out and when it goes to shit, blame the coach.

  • daniel jackson
    daniel jackson Month ago

    They shouldn't have traded lonzo, he was the best player they had

  • Gabriel Toledano
    Gabriel Toledano Month ago

    Oh man more coach nick modeling!

  • Dan Ray Ortega
    Dan Ray Ortega Month ago

    Denver will be king of the West

  • Mito Bekrijo
    Mito Bekrijo Month ago

    Blahblahblah.....With AD, the "LA Fags" will reach excellent 9. Position in the West, which will certainly be a significant Improvement.

  • Layne AIC
    Layne AIC Month ago

    Kyrie Irving to Lakers ๐Ÿ€