Michael Malone compares LeBron James’ passing ability to Nikola Jokic: “They can dissect you with their passing”

Photo: LeBron James Nikola Jokic , The Canadian Press

Michael Malone spoke on the passing ability of LeBron James, especially when the Los Angeles Lakers’ superstar is getting doubled by the opponent.

The Denver Nuggets’ head coach compared LeBron James to Nikola Jokic in regards to their ability to dissect defenses with their passing.

“That’s always the catch-22 w/ LeBron. If you’re scoring real easily, we got to give them help, double-team,” Malone said prior to Game 2 of the Nuggets-Lakers series, per Mike Singer of Denver Post.

“I think like Nikola Jokic, they’re the same in this regard. They welcome that, want an extra defender…They can just dissect you with their passing.”

The Lakers and LeBron James will have the chance to double their victories against the Nuggets with Game 2 taking place Sunday.