Los Angeles Lakers: 3 lessons from LeBron James, Anthony Davis Mile High show

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Frank Vogel was dead wrong in his press conference. Anthony Davis is the Los Angeles Lakers’ secret weapon! 

Anthony Davis is the secret weapon, the main weapon and the biggest weapon. The dude is just lethal to NBA opponents league-wide.

Davis was a 2-way force that Denver has no chance of stopping. If there were questions if the Nuggets could stay with the Lakers in a seven-game series, they are now gone. No one on that team can stop this guy.

AD scored a game-high 33 points on a wildly efficient 12-of-23 shooting. He should have had more than that because he struggled from the free-throw line missing three shots. He also found time to collect 10 rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks. Look, this right here is AD abusing an All-Star in Nikola Jokic.


He basically put Jokic in a blender with a spin move baseline and hit a reverse layup like they were in practice. Davis wore Jokic out throughout the game to the point that Nikola was out of gas. The reason why he made bad turnovers and passed on a late 3-point shot was that he was tired from Davis giving him the business all night long.

There have been statements throughout the media (Lake Show Life included!) that wonder if the Lakers have a legit closer for the playoffs. Well, film don’t lie.

Anthony Davis shot  3-of-6 from the 3-point line in this game, but the last two put the game out of reach. For the first half of the season, AD has been there every time the Los Angeles Lakers needed him. This game was just another form of proof.

Speaking of Nikola Jokic getting tired, let’s talk about the other reason why he was worn out.