I enjoyed playing with LeBron more than Jarvale McGee Curry
Javale McGee (33, 213cm), who once played for both the Golden State and the Lakers, expressed his thoughts that the Lakers with LeBron James were more enjoyable than the Golden State days when he played with Stephen Curry.
Jarvale McGee’s interview with Lakers Daily, a local media affiliated with Los Angeles, California, is a hot topic.
McGee played with the Golden State Warriors led by Stephen Curry from the 2016-2017 to the 2017-2018 season, and LeBron James from the 2018-2019 to 2019-2020 season for the Los Angeles Lakers.
The reporter asked McGee who he had more fun playing with, and McGee agreed with James, saying, “I had more fun playing with LeBron (James) during my first season with the Lakers.”
That’s because McGee’s playing time and in-game utilization during the Lakers were much higher than during Golden State. McGee averaged only 9.5 minutes as a backup center for the two seasons at Golden State, recording 5.5 points and 2.9 rebounds. Then, in his first season with the Lakers, McGee became the team’s starting center, averaging 19.6 minutes in two seasons, recording 9.4 points and 6.7 rebounds.
When McGee was playing in the Lakers’ uniform, James produced many highlights through a two-man game with McGee with his unique wide field of view and league-class passing capability. For McGee, he would have had to recall the Lakers more positively.
Meanwhile, James and Curry played in the finals four times in a row from 2014-2015 to 2018-2019 to form a league rival Lee. In addition, McGee’s interview drew more attention from fans as he competed fiercely for the seventh place in the playoffs Western Conference in the 2020-2021 season.