The Los Angeles Lakers’ forward and center, Anthony Davis, was criticized a lot after the Lakers played their first game of the season. The Lakers are not going to receive LeBron James’ service for long, and they want to bid him farewell by winning a championship with him. They have been doing great, and they go far enough every season, but they have been falling short to the title since 2020.
The Lakers tried acquiring a star player and some youngsters since they have started to prepare for the future. But things have started going south right from the beginning of the league. The Lakers were up against the defending champions in their first game this season, and they did not get the desired result. To make things worse, the player they are relying on struggled a lot. Here is what an analyst had to say about Anthony Davis after the Lakers faced a defeat in their game of the season against the Denver Nuggets.
Anthony Davis could not score in the entire second half against the Nuggets
How did Anthony Davis perform against the Nuggets?
The Kentucky Wildcats product played for 34 minutes against the Nuggets and scored 17 points. Along with that, he charted 4 assists and 8 rebounds while shooting 1 of 2 from beyond the arc. The major concern was that the player was not able to score even a single point in the second half.
Anthony Davis bet not come out next game and give the Lakers 15 points 7 rebounds!
“We don’t give a sh*t about criticism especially about AD.”
— LeBron James pic.twitter.com/RMIoDiQTGa
— BallTalkSource (@BallTalkSource) October 27, 2023
What did Anthony Davis say about his performance?
After the Lakers conceded a 12 point loss to the Nuggets, the 30-year-old said that the Nuggets started double teaming. He added that the Nuggets were trying to crowd the paint and accepted that he did miss some easy layups around the rim and little jumpers. He concluded by saying that Rui and Vincent had open 3s but they just did not fall.
After Anthony Davis’ 0 point-second half performance against the Nuggets, he outscored the entire Suns’ team in the 4th quarter last night in the Lakers win ???? pic.twitter.com/8NfGiEHDCV
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPoints) October 27, 2023
What did analysts say about the performance of Anthony Davis?
Stephen A. Smith from ESPN said that Anthony’s performance is the reason why the Lakers are not going to win a championship this season. The Lakers consider Anthony as their main man since LeBron will be 39 in December, and such a performance from their key player is disappointing, to say the least.
Will Anthony bounce back in upcoming games? Will the Lakers make it to the playoffs? We’ll keep you updated.