Anthony Davis Gets Brutally Honest About Lakers’ Age Issues

Published 09/28/2021, 2:48 PM EDT
Jan 13, 2021; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) high fives guard Dennis Schroder (17) and center Marc Gasol (14) during a time out against the Oklahoma City Thunder in the second half at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports


The Los Angeles Lakers have assembled a ‘super team’ for the coming season. They have added 14 players to their roster so far during the off-season. Therefore, the Lakers will enter the 2021-22 NBA season as one of the favorites to win the coveted NBA title.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Lakers are chasing their 18th NBA championship, which will make them the most successful team in the NBA.

To achieve that, they have added some quality players to their roster. This includes Russell Westbrook, Carmelo Anthony, Dwight Howard, DeAndre Jordan, among others.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Sep 26, 2020; Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) speaks after defeating the Denver Nuggets game five of the Western Conference Finals of the 2020 NBA Playoffs at AdventHealth Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

While the Lakers roster is amongst the best, there is one flaw that many people think can hamper their chances of winning the title. The Lakers boast the oldest roster in the NBA by average age.

Therefore, many people feel that an old roster will find it hard during an 82-game regular season. Recently, during the Lakers media day press conference, Anthony Davis opened up on the Lakers’ age.

Watch This Story; Kobe Bryants Best Lakers Teammates Featuring Shaquille O’Neal and Pau Gasol

Los Angeles Lakers star Anthony Davis talks about the team’s aging roster

The Lakers recently held their media day press conference ahead of their training camp. During the press conference, Anthony Davis talked about the Lakers, his injury struggles, and various other things. Davis eventually also talked about the Lakers’ age issue.

“Our entire organization is motivated by that. People aren’t counting us out because we’re the Lakers, but they’re counting us out because we’re old. And we see that….everyone is motivated to get started,” Anthony Davis said during the press conference.

Indeed, the Lakers may have the oldest roster in the NBA, but their new stars aren’t past their prime. Many new additions haven’t won an NBA title in their career and their hunger to win an NBA ring could be beneficial for the Lakers.

Even LeBron James commented on the Lakers’ aging roster and said, “I actually do laugh at it. Some of the memes and some of the jokes are kind of funny.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

The Los Angeles Lakers will start their pre-season on 3rd October when they face Brooklyn Nets. They will play six pre-season games before heading into the regular season.

Watch This Story

They play the Warriors and the Suns twice during the pre-season, one home and one away against both. The Lakers will play Sacramento Kings on 14th October, which will end their preseason.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

While for their season opener, the Lakers will face Stephen Curry’s Golden State Warriors on 19th October.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Abhishek Singh

205 articles

Abhishek is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports with over two years of journalistic experience with Chase Your Sport and Dribl. A Football Management graduate, he has previously interned in the Indian Super League, I-League and the AFC Champions League. In addition to being a Michael Jordan fan, Abhishek is an ardent Steph Curry and Warriors guy, and believes they have a few more championships in store before the former retires.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT