"I'm not playing defense for that, but it is appealing.
"[I am] just trying to set a standard for one, myself, and two, my team, on the defensive end and the rest of the guys will follow.
James previously lauded Davis' defense after he held the Denver Nuggets' Nikola Jokic to 13 points on 4-of-12 shooting in a Lakers win in early December.
"Playing through injuries, playing through illness like he did tonight.
[He's the] Defensive Player of the Year, and he showed tonight once again playing one-on-one versus 'Joker' in the post.