Author of a rather strange 2022-23 campaign, Anthony Davis has not escaped criticism since the Lakers have been on vacation. A player who is currently playing in the Finals has also allowed himself to push it a little more recently, and it is difficult to really defend The Brow on this…
For once, judging the entire season ofAnthony Davis is quite complicated. Once is not custom, the interior of the Lakers exceeded the bar of 55 games in the regular campaign and turned to nearly 26 points and 12 rebounds on average. But as usual, the former Pelicans player was regularly hampered in his pace by injuries that sent him to the infirmary.
Once in the playoffs, the 2020 champion also blew hot and cold throughout the post-season. Sometimes ultra-dominant, sometimes completely erased, he still managed to climb into the conference finals with Los Angeles, a feat not really predicted by observers. But at this point, the Nuggets proved far too strong for the Crimson and Gold.
Four games is all it took for Denver to get rid of the Californian rival. A clear and flawless sweep which obviously serves as a humiliation for the latter. The Brow suffered throughout against Nikola Jokic, the Serbian pivot making short work of him every time he had the ball in hand. An outrageous domination perfectly summed up by Bruce Brown, Joker’s teammate:
Bruce Brown ruthless on Jokic vs AD duel in conference finals
« He had AD in shambles last round »
— SiriusXM NBA Radio (@SiriusXMNBA) June 1, 2023
He scores effortlessly, regardless of the defender on him. I mean, he ripped AD to pieces in the last round. AD didn’t know what to do. He’s one of the best players in the world…
Difficult to do more sensational on the part of the winger but at the same time, proving him wrong is just as important. Jokic averaged triple-double on the series, after all… Obviously, the Laker’s detractors did not hesitate to take out the slap box.
— Blxtz (@Blxtzwrld999) June 1, 2023
AD is flushed
Faced with Nikola Jokic, Anthony Davis has never been able to find solutions during the conference finals. We imagine that the superstar will use this as motivation during the summer to come back stronger… even if given his fragility, we must always be careful with him.