LeBron James received high praise from the head coach of the Denver Nuggets, Michael Malone.
The superstar of the Los Angeles Lakers could be considered ‘the best passing forward ever to play the game’, per Malone.
“They have a player in LeBron James who could very well be the best passing forward ever to play the game. And he’s always looking up the floor,” Malone told reporters on Saturday.
James finished Game 1 against the Nuggets with 15 points, six rebounds and 12 assists.
He is currently eighth on the NBA’s all-time assist list with 9,346. In the 2019-20 regular season, he led the league in assists for the first time in his career, averaging 10.2 per game.