Darvin Ham Has Bold Response to Recent Anthony Davis Controversy

Darvin Ham will coach LeBron James and Anthony Davis in his first season as a head coach. The Los Angeles Lakers interviewed a few candidates and Ham turned out to be the perfect match.

Ham accepted a big challenge mostly because the Lakers are coming off of a bad season. Players sustained injuries and they weren’t able to bond well. Hopefully, things will change in the upcoming season. Ham has to make sure everything works good for the team. LeBron will continue doing his job. Russell Westbrook has some issues to handle, but he is a capable player and there shouldn’t be a big problem in 2023. What about Davis? The big man struggled to stay healthy.

To make things words, Davis added fuel to the injury with his recent comments. He said that he hasn’t shot a basketball since April 5. Fans got really mad. They expected a different approach given that the Lakers lost too many games in Davis’ absence.

Darvin Ham hopes to see the best from Anthony Davis

Ham has no concerns. He is an optimist. Yes, Davis has to work on his consistency, but he is a superstar after all.

“Well, I feel the exact opposite being that I played eight years in the league and had deep playoff runs with teams,” Ham said on “The Rich Eisen Show.” “There’s that time at the end of the year that you have to take care of your body. All the pounding, the jumping, the running, especially when you’ve dealt with an array of injuries like Anthony has. You have to take time for your body, focus on your body, and that’s what he’s doing.

“Picking up a basketball, that usually happens in the middle of summer. You may do some spot shooting or whatever but in terms of the pounding and the hard workouts and the grueling workouts on the court, that’s usually pushed back to the middle of the summer, that’s just the general NBA players’ principles. … I think he has his priorities in order and I don’t put too much weight on the firestorm that went on with that comment being made but I know he’s in a good place mentally, I know he’s in a good place physically.”

Davis is taking his time to rest. He will take care of his skills right before the start of the regular season.