“Softest Superstar in NBA History”: Lakers Fans Frustrated as Anthony Davis Injured Yet Again

Published 11/05/2021, 12:17 AM EDT
Nov 4, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kenrich Williams (34) and forward Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (50) defend Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) in the first half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports


Lakers fans are worried about yet another crucial injury has struck their franchise. First, they lost LeBron James to an abdominal strain. And now, mid-game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Davis injured his finger that further added to this catastrophe.

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The Los Angeles Lakers have started this game after an early setback about LeBron’s injury today. They started with Bazemore instead of LeBron. This game is an important game for both sides. Anthony Davis has had a strong start to the game. He shot 7 for 7 in the first 8 minutes of the game.

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Looked like he’s stepping up in LeBron’s absence. However his injury has now worried all the fans of the purple and gold. As this would mean two out of the big three of the Lakers are injured. Therefore, here’s how the fans reacted to this potential injury scare for the Lakers.

Fans React to Anthony Davis’ injury scare

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mid-Game Analysis: How are the Lakers doing in LeBron’s absence?

After two games where LeBron James played even after being listed as questionable, the Lakers finally play tonight without LeBron. The Lakers ended the first quarter with a 4 point lead over Westbrook’s former team. Five minutes into the second quarter, the Lakers pushed it to 15 points.

Nov 4, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Darius Bazley (7) has his shot blocked by Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) in the first half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Anthony Davis was nearing a double-double even before the first half had ended. So it looked like the Los Angeles are stepping up on the offensive end at least.

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What does this mean for the Lakers and Thunder?

For Los Angeles, this game is a test of what the roster can do in LeBron’s absence. Since experts often mentioned that this team is too reliant on LeBron. Moreover, even Wayne Ellington got his first minutes as a Laker.

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For the Oklahoma City Thunder, the last time these sides met was the only victory for the Thunder this season. So this young team has confidence against this veteran roster.

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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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