Anthony Davis slams the Los Angeles Lakers following their ’embarrassing’ loss: ‘We were a shambles.’
The Los Angeles Lakers are now 7-6, and LeBron James is not in the lineup. So, in a vacuum, that doesn’t seem like such a bad situation.
But it’s difficult to picture Lakers supporters having any faith in this club right now.
Anthony Davis, on the other hand, does not appear to be. He chastised the squad following Friday’s 107-83 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves. The same defeat in which the Lakers were outscored 40-12 in the third quarter.
When questioned about the third, Davis stated, “We sucked.” “There is no defence. I’m unable to score. That applies not only to this third quarter, but to every third quarter we’ve played this season. We start slowly and sloppily, both offensively and defensively. We need to get our act together. Why? I’m afraid I can’t tell you. But we have to do better.”
Davis stated unequivocally that the Lakers are not a championship contender right now. He didn’t mince words following their performance against the 4-7 Timberwolves on Friday night.
“We have to pick who we want to be.” “Davis stated. “What about the champions? That is not the case right now. With the way we’re playing, we’re not going to win a championship. We have to improve. We need to care more about our home victories — and victories in general. That was humiliating.”
Sheesh. Davis seemed to be completely fed up. And, to be honest, who can blame him in this situation?
At halftime, the Lakers led by five points. The Wolves then came out and really destroyed them in the third quarter. That’s where the game went downhill. That’s not going to happen.
But it happened. They also squandered another lead. So far, it’s been the storey of their season.
The obvious caveat here is that LeBron James isn’t participating due to an abdominal ailment. He is, nevertheless, 36 years old and will turn 37 in December. He isn’t always able to solve their difficulties.
The Lakers must figure it out, and they must do so quickly. Davis is correct otherwise. There will be no title in Los Angeles.