Anthony Davis Finally Gets a New Trainer After Repeated Criticism Over His Poor Conditioning

Published 08/19/2021, 6:12 AM EDT
May 9, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) reacts after a dunk during the first half against the Phoenix Suns at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports


The Los Angeles Lakers have recently acquired a superset of players for the 2021-22 season. After their superstars, LeBron James and Anthony Davis fell to injuries last season, the Lakers are searching for redemption this year.

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The injury-plagued Lakers finished the 2020-21 season earlier than expected after a recent championship in the Orlando Bubble. They departed the league after a loss to the Phoenix Suns in the first round of Playoffs which raised many eyebrows on their future.

Jun 3, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3), forward LeBron James (23) and coach Frank Vogel react in the second half during game six in the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs against the Phoenix Suns at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Anthony Davis has new training plans in place

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Lakers star duo LeBron James and Anthony Davis were on and off the court which brought a trimming end to the season. Anthony Davis, the star forward suffered a groin injury in their playoff matchup against the Suns that counted as one of the unfortunate factors. And his fitness has been a concern ever since.

Jun 3, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) is defended by Phoenix Suns forward Jae Crowder (99) in the first quarter during game six in the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

NBA pundits have pointed out Davis’ condition multiple times. Nonetheless, this time the All-star has a different plan in his mind. Davis, who averaged 21.8 points, 7.9 rebs, and 3.1 assists in 36 games last season, is now up-and-running with his new trainer.

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According to a recent update by Scoop B on Twitter, Anthony Davis has a new trainer this offseason.

Davis’ partner LeBron James also sat out of 20 games during the  2020-21 regular season. And the 36-YO icon had also raised heavy concerns over top players getting hurt with other teams facing similar issues.

Lakers fresh 2020-21 roster needs healthy focus

The Lakers have now acquired a veteran squad including Russell Westbrook, Carmelo Anthony, and Dwight Howard. While experience is the tieing knot of this new roster, the championship contenders will need to keep their players healthy.

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NBA’s if’s and but’s go for a toss when players like Anthony Davis and LeBron James are benched with injuries. Whether a healthy Lakers could have won the 2021 championship will never be answered, but the upcoming season is awaiting their arrival.

Fans are desperately hoping that their favorite stars will be back to Staples Center in the best shape possible.

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Pavni Ahuja

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Pavni Ahuja is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Housing a keen interest in sports journalism, she is pursuing an undergraduate Journalism degree from Christ University. Pavni is an ardent fan of the NBA, with prior district-level playing experience in basketball.

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