“It Gets You Going” The Reason Anthony Davis is Excited to Play with Russell Westbrook in the Upcoming Season

Published 09/29/2021, 1:48 PM EDT
Apr 28, 2021; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) jokes with Washington Wizards guard Russell Westbrook (4) after their game at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports


The Los Angeles Lakers recently finished their Media Day obligations. The players engaged with the press about their upcoming season through press conferences and more. Many reporters focused their questions on the new Lakers addition, Russell Westbrook.

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Since Westbrooks’ addition to the team, people are most excited about the relationship between the Lakers’ main trio, Russell Westbrook, LeBron James, and Anthony Davis. Therefore, it was unsurprising that most questions were about Westbrook and the Lakers superstar trio.

In his press conference, Anthony Davis spoke about the exciting aspects of Russell’s game that he is looking forward to.

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Anthony Davis on his excitement to play with Russell Westbrook

In his Media Day press conference, a reporter asked Anthony Davis about how Russell Westbrook would fit into the team. Davis then talked about how Russell’s energy and his pace excite him the most.

He said, “For me, I’m very excited just you know running the floor with him, you know. Elite passer, as we all know um elite lob passer, catching a couple lobs from him.”

“But I think his energy, his motor that he always plays with, and always brings to every game, is something that’s going to propel all of us to you know play like that for 82. Because he… there’s not one game where he doesn’t have that energy in that motor and we can feed off of that.”

Davis was trying to explain how after 50-60 games in the season, almost every player is naturally going to feel fatigued. It is in those moments when the roster will look towards ‘Russ’ as an inspiration. As seeing him extremely energetic, even under those circumstances, could be beneficial for the team’s morale.

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Therefore, he concluded by saying “When you have a guy like that, that’s bringing that energy in that motor. It gets you going.”

Anthony Davis and LeBron James missed a lot of games last season because of injuries. James missed 27 games, mostly because of a high right ankle sprain. Whereas, Davis missed 36 because of pain in his Achilles tendon, knee, and groin.

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However, fortunately, Russell has a history of remaining healthy throughout most of the seasons he has played. So the Lakers will most likely not play a game when either of these stars is not on the court.

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Therefore, if the Lakers team remains healthy, they could have a very successful season. How do you think Westbrook will perform for the Lakers? Let us know.

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Chaitanya Dadhwal

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Chaitanya Dadhwal is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Even though his journalism is driven by his desire to understand both sides of an argument and give a neutral perspective, he is biased towards Houston Rockets and Arsenal, and he has shown exactly how loyal he can be through tough times. Currently a Law student at Jindal Global Law School, he aims to have his own sports management firm one day and enjoys rap music during his time off.

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