Los Angeles Lakers Anthony Davis was far from pleased with his performance in the past few games. The big man even said he “sucks.” NBA experts did notice that Davis hasn’t been his usually powerful self in 2021. But, he was a beast against the Chicago Bulls. LeBron James praised his teammate for his win over the Bulls.
Lakers players are in the middle of their road trip. They have won 11 of their last 13 games, and that’s not something you underestimate. But, AD failed to score more than 20 points in five straight games. This was sort of frustrating for the big man and he couldn’t even hide his disappointment.
The Chicago native was impressive against the Bulls and finished the night with 37 points.
LeBron James, Lakers teammates look well against the Bulls
Lakers players supported their teammate and praised his great work. Jared Dudley took to Twitter to share his thoughts on Davis’ performance. LeBron had a simple reaction to it. His one-word response did the talking.
Lakers head coach Frank Vogel must be proud of his superstar. The front office gave Davis a five-year contract extension. His breakout was impressive, and his struggles are a thing of the past. Vogel noticed that Davis had some struggles with his scoring, but he couldn’t ignore the fact that the big man contributed to the game in so many other ways.
“I think he’s not in rhythm like he’s used to, but I think he’s still doing a lot of winning things,” Vogel said. “I’m really not concerned about Anthony Davis.”
AD had to find his footing again. The team went 4-1 in the big man’s cold stretch. Players lost the game against Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors. This loss motivated players to fix the damage and try harder in the upcoming games. The result? They ended up defeating Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks. Yes, the reigning MVP lost an important game.
The Lakers will try to finish the road trip with as many wins as possible. They defeated Milwaukee and that was one of the toughest games they have on the schedule for the 2020-21 NBA season.