The bad from the Los Angeles Lakers’ win:
The fourth quarter!
After embarrassing the Orlando Magic to the point they looked like the G-League affiliate, the Lakeland Magic, the Lakers allowed Orlando to run them around the floor for a little while. The Magic hit ten of their first thirteen shots to cut the lead to ten points on a couple of occasions. If it wasn’t for LeBron James hitting a few baskets with a missed Cole Anthony dunk, this could have been a different post-game report (Or the same report if you read Lake Show Life post-game reports!).
But it shouldn’t have been this close. They were outscored 32-21.
The Los Angeles Lakers have now run two teams off the floor without Anthony Davis in the lineup.
No this is not to set a narrative that the Los Angeles Lakers are better off without Anthony Davis because they are not. If AD is not the best player on the team, this team will not get out of the first round of the playoffs, much less win an NBA title. However, he’d better get used to the “Street Clothes” jokes.
The Lakers fanbase is a different breed. If Janet Jackson wanted to do a “What have you done for me lately?” remix video, she could get some fans from Lakers Nation to sing out what player they want traded. Well, believe it or not, Anthony Davis’ name would definitely be in the chorus.
Lake Show Life would never question the severity of injuries of any player (Man, NBA basketball is hard on the human body!), but this is awful timing folks.
If the Los Angeles Lakers go on a winning streak with Anthony Davis out of the lineup, AD had better get some thick skin with a mindset of something to prove.