Anthony Davis Sends Blunt Message to Lakers After Loss to Suns

The Los Angeles Lakers lost Game 1 of the series against the Phoenix Suns. Anthony Davis didn’t score many points in the Lakers loss and he was pretty honest about the performance.

The Lakers big man blames himself for the loss to Phoenix. He took “full responsibility” for the disappointing performance. AD finished the night with 13 points, seven rebounds, and three blocks while shooting five-of-16 from the field. LA has a 0-1 deficit at this point of the series.

“There’s no way we’re winning a game, let alone a series with me playing the way I played,” Davis said in the postgame press conference. “So, this is on me. I take full responsibility, for sure. We’ll be better Game 2.”

LeBron James took notice of the comments his teammate made. According to him, this is a good sign for the team. The four-time NBA champion said that AD will probably bounce back. Davis shouldn’t back away from the pressure.

“It’s always just A.D. being A.D.,” LeBron said. “Anytime he comes to the press and tells you guys we can’t win with him playing the way he played, he always responds. So I’m looking forward to that. When A.D. is A.D., then we’re the Lakers.”

Anthony Davis takes responsibility for Lakers loss

King James doesn’t agree with AD that he is the reason for the loss. However, he would love to see a more aggressive approach from the big man.

“It’s never just one guy, but I love when A.D. puts that pressure on himself,” LeBron said. “We’re a better team when he’s aggressive, we’re a better team when he demands the ball, but we’ve all got to do a lot better as well. Tonight was a great opportunity for us to play better. We didn’t do that, and we look forward to Game 2.”

It’s interesting to note that weeks ago, Davis scored 42 points, 12 rebounds, five assists, three steals and three blocks against Phoenix.

Davis admits that he got lost in the offense. He has to find more ways to get the ball. He was out of rhythm and hopefully, he will find ways to make plays on the offensive side of the ball.