Lakers’ Anthony Davis Strongly Goes After His Critics After Monstrous Game 3

Anthony Davis has been up and down this postseason. He was big in Game 1, but his Game 2 performance shocked fans. Well, Davis returned stronger than ever and delivered great numbers in Game 3. The Los Angeles Lakers beat the Warriors and the big man shared a very special message to those who criticize him.

“Hell nah, I’m not on social media and it’s been that way for about four months,” Davis told Chris Haynes from Bleacher Report. “I don’t know what anybody is saying. Most times it’s just clickbait to draw ratings. I don’t give that s*** any attention. I’ve got three kids and a wife I want to keep happy. I don’t need any other stress. You obviously want to compete at the highest level and perform to your best, but s***, it doesn’t go that way sometimes.”

That’s the right attitude. Critics would do the unthinkable to get under the skin of players they hate. The Lakers big man doesn’t pay attention to outside noise and he should keep it that way in the next few months.

“It’s not like I say, ‘Well, you know what, I’m going to take the night off. I’m not going to go hard tonight. I’m not going to make shots.’ It’s not like that,” Davis said. “People always want to tell you what to do, but I shot 10 times in Game 2 and I shot 11 times tonight [Davis took 10 field goals]. I got the same looks. Nothing was different aside from me making shots.

“When that negative stuff starts to circulate, I go into my own little world and remind myself of who I am and what I can do and why people are criticizing me. You’re criticized for a reason. It’s because of who you are or who they know you can be. Every single time before a game, I remind myself of who I am and I go compete.”

Davis motivated by Game 3 win

What keeps him going strong at this point of the postseason? Davis has a goal and he doesn’t waste his time addressing ugly comments. He won a ring with the Lakers and is on a good way to win another one. Why would he waste his energy on silly things?

“I’m very strong mentally,” Davis said. “It’s hard to let anyone or something get into my head. If that happens, it’s something serious. But I try not to allow anything to get into my head that I don’t want to. I have a great support system around me. They won’t allow me to stay in a negative space for too long. Whether it’s an hour or a day of feeling like you could have done more, they’re like, ‘What are we doing? We don’t have time for this s***. Let’s get back to who you are.’ At the end of the day, I do what I do.”