LeBron James Leaves It To “The Man Above’s Hands” After Anthony Davis Sustains Another Injury

Published 12/18/2021, 7:28 AM EST
Dec 17, 2021; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) talks to a teammate against the Minnesota Timberwolves in the second quarter at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports


The Los Angeles Lakers fans must have had an overwhelming game today against the Timberwolves. Isaiah Thomas, the former All-Star from Boston Celtics, marked his return to the NBA after a few seasons of struggle. However, while there is one good news for LeBron James’ Lakers which is his return, there is also another injury woe hovering over them.

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Anthony Davis left the game twice today giving the fans an emotional roller coaster ride. Although he returned to the court after his first injury, the fans’ relief did not last long. He injured his ankle first, returned to the locker room, and then came back to the court. However, in the third quarter, he injured his knee and unfortunately could not recover quickly.

Consequently, many of the Lakers including LeBron James expressed their concerns with Davis’ situation.

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LeBron James reacts to Anthony Davis’ injury

While talking to the media in the post-game interviews, LeBron James expressed his concerns about Anthony Davis’ situation. He said, “My concern is always for his health. I mean, you know you always wish for the best for any one of your teammates, especially a guy like AD. So you know, you wish for the best and leave it up to the man above’s hands.”

Dec 15, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) celebrates the win over the Dallas Mavericks at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Sometimes when a super team is assembled, they are not always destined for greatness. For instance, the first super team in Brooklyn that involved Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce or when the Lakers had Karl Malone, Kobe Bryant, and Shaquille O’Neal on the same roster. In both these instances, the team failed to succeed due to several reasons like chemistry or injury problems. The way that things are going, it looks like this year’s Lakers team is headed in the same direction.

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What does this mean for the Lakers?

With every passing day it seems like the Lakers are heading towards a bust season. While LeBron James is still performing at an MVP caliber level, the lack of a reliable second option is detrimental to the team. The Lakers are reportedly hearing offers for Russell Westbrook and with Anthony Davis sidelined for the near future at least, it seems as if the big three’s time together is nearing its end.

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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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