USC football’s duo of Reggie Bush and LenDale White will never cease to be popular, as the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Kevin Love compared teammates LeBron James and Kyrie Irving to them.
To be specific, Love says LeBron is LenDale, while Kyrie is Bush. That’s due to LeBron’s freakish and bullish size, compared to Kyrie’s game, which is rooted in being quick and slashing to the hoop.
But it didn’t go over well when the Cleveland Cavaliers’ stars were asked about it after their Game 1 win over the Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference Finals on Tuesday night. Let’s check the footage:
LeBron and Kyrie might not be too fond of the comparison, but there’s not a single reason to be. The nod was given to the collegiate prowess, of which Bush and White dominated.
USC’s Thunder and Lightning backfield combined for 100 total touchdowns in a three-year stretch and still stand as one of the game’s most electric duos ever, all while winning a pair of national titles.
Heck, in 2005, even the Trojans didn’t take home the game’s biggest prize, they combined for 3,739 yards from scrimmage and 45 total touchdowns. That’s insane.
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Sure, neither Bush or White were as dominant without each other. But this is LeBron James we’re talking about, the prize recipient of the ‘he only wins titles when he’s surrounded by other great players’ narrative.
Embrace it, Cavs. Just don’t give the ball to LeBron on 4th down and 2 in Game 7 of the NBA Finals.
(H/T cjzero and TheCauldron)