NBA Basketball News: ‘He’ll Be Fine’ – Lakers’ Anthony Davis Fires Warning To Rivals About LeBron James

Published 05/10/2021, 5:54 AM EDT
Feb 28, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) and forward Anthony Davis (3) react to a play while on the bench in the second half of the game against the Golden State Warriors at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports


LeBron James is still struggling to recover from his ankle injury. After injuring himself after the All-Star game, James had an extended leave of absence from the Los Angeles Lakers. And when he did return, it didn’t last very long. He played only two games, losing both, before sitting out the next three games after aggravating his injury. But Anthony Davis has quelled any concerns about James’ health coming forward.

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Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis spoke after their win over the Suns. A reporter asked Davis about LeBron James‘ recovery and eventual return. Fans and analysts alike have speculated that James will not be healthy going into the playoffs. However, Davis shut down those conversations. He said that he saw LeBron James at practices and on the court, and there is no reason to be worried. “What I saw from LeBron today, he’ll be fine. Trust me. He’ll be fine.”

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These comments should cause some concern among teams in the Western Conference. At this point, the Lakers are in the play-in position. However, they still have time to turn their season around and secure the sixth seed. However, their future isn’t in their own hands, as they will need either the Blazers or Mavericks to slip up big time. But there are fans who feel confident about the Lakers at full strength, regardless of their seed.

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Many people believe that if LeBron James and Anthony Davis are at full strength, the Lakers can take on anyone regardless of their seed. If they do go through the play-in tournament, they will most likely face the current eighth-seed Golden State Warriors. The Warriors have been in spectacular form, thanks in large part to Stephen Curry playing some of the best basketball of his career. The Lakers would have to shut him down in their potential play-in game to be able to advance.

May 2, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) shoots against Toronto Raptors forward Stanley Johnson (5) during the first half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
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Can LeBron James and Anthony Davis lead the Lakers to the playoffs? LeBron James is itching to return but is taking caution in his recovery process. Anthony Davis has been looking like his old self over the last two games, as he has been scoring in high figures. If the duo can return and find their form, the Lakers will feel confident about their chances come the playoffs.

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports, before which he worked at BusinessWorld magazine. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now, since Shaquille O’Neal was a Phoenix Suns player. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune Podcast until he graduated.

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