Injured in the right foot on Friday during his team’s victory against Denver, Anthony Davis is off again. The Lakers pivot, sensational since the start of the season, will be out for a month at best.
Although obliged to admit that the fragile pivot of the Lakers had again become, and by far, the best player in the NBA, the gossips had nevertheless seen fit to recall that it was not necessary to have too many illusions and that Anthony Davis would very quickly hurt himself again and therefore fall back into his ways. Critics of the former Pelicans interior were right. Barely enough time to dwell on the completely crazy stats of Davis (who averaged 27.4 points, 12.1 rebounds and 2.1 against per game) since the start of the season or to cross his fingers so that he can finally continue the glitch-free months that the league’s most famous unibrow relapsed. Injured in the right foot last Friday on an almost innocuous drive from the baseline during his team’s big victory (126-108) against Denver, “AD”, who fell badly after Nikola Jokic hit him, should be absent for a month at best. More precisely, opinions differ.
For now, the Lakers continue to win, but for how long?
So, if for The AthleticDavis will be absent for a month, ESPN, for its part, is slightly more reassuring by speaking of an unavailability of “several weeks”. It all depends on whether Davis’ injury is ligament or bone. Anyway, here again the Lakers deprived of the one without whom the Lakers, today 12th in the standings, could not have gone up this way, knowing that they had found themselves last for a while. On Sunday, the Californians were on the brink of rediscovering the unfortunate consequences of life without Davis, against Washington. The most successful franchise in history won by two points (119-117) on a basket scored seven seconds from the end and following a ball almost lost by LeBron James (33 points, 9 assists, 7 rebounds ), who eventually managed to retain him and serve Bryant. Without Davis, however, it might not smile like that every time at the Lakers.