Lakers news: Anthony Davis takes blame, LeBron James excites fans, Austin Reaves rallies the troops

We have less than a month left in the 2022-23 NBA season and every single game that the Los Angeles Lakers play is huge. In that same vein, every single piece of Lakers news for fans to digest is more important than it would be in December or January.

The Lakers are one of the most prolific teams in the league and it is no secret that the entire NBA is watching how the end of their season unfolds. Not only is it better for the league when the Lakers are good, but they are also the low-seeded team that nobody should want to play in a playoff series.

Not much happened for the Lake Show over the last few days other than having two disappointing losses but there is still a Lakers news roundup to provide.

Lakers news roundup:

  • Anthony Davis (rightfully) took the blame for Friday’s loss against the Dallas Mavericks. Davis’ poor play in crunch time against the Mavericks allowed the depleted team to escape with a win over the purple and gold that is going to have massive playoff implications in the West.
  • Austin Reaves continues being every Lakers fans’ favorite player as he had the most realistic quote possible after losing to Dallas. Instead of pretending like everything was okay, Reaves was direct about his team’s performance and mindset. “If you don’t care about losing games that are really meaningful, what’s the point of playing?”
  • LeBron James took to social media to excite Lakers fans about a potential return, sharing a photo with a simple one-word caption: recharging. LeBron has been hard at work to return, as he has been working out three times a day to get ready to help his team make a run.

NBA news roundup:

  • Memphis Grizzlies’ wing Dillon Brooks was fined $35,000 by the NBA for an unsportsmanlike act after he shoved a camera person in the team’s loss to the Miami Heat on March 15.
  • Minnesota Timberwolves star Anthony Edwards sprained his ankle on Friday and is considered day-to-day. The Timberwolves are the eighth seed and are half a game ahead of the Lakers in the standings.
  • Chicago Bulls guard Lonzo Ball is going to have the third surgery on his knee over the last two years. Ball has not responded to surgery as expected and will undergo a cartilage transplant in his left knee. After missing all of this season, Ball’s 2023-24 season could be in jeopardy as well.