‘I Suck’: Lakers’ Anthony Davis Disappointed With Performance Despite Win Against Milwaukee Bucks

Published 01/22/2021, 12:15 AM EST
Jan 21, 2021; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) is defended by Milwaukee Bucks center Bobby Portis (9) at the Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Nick Monroe/Handout Photo via USA TODAY Sports


The Milwaukee Bucks didn’t make it easy for the Los Angeles Lakers tonight. This matchup kept the audience on their toes as there was so much going on even till the dying moments. Even though the Lakers secured a 113-106 victory, one man isn’t happy with the way he performed. Yes, that’s LeBron James’ right-hand man, Anthony Davis.

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Why is Anthony Davis disappointed?

Prior to this game, the purple and gold had suffered a shocking loss against the Golden State Warriors. In fact, they actually blew a 19 point lead and received a lot of criticism for the same.

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Given that the Lakers are the defending champions and were having a nearly perfect season, this loss shook everyone in the squad. Needless to say, somebody had to take the blame for it.

While most people pointed fingers at LeBron James, he isn’t the only one responsible for the team’s success. Davis also had a slow night and could only manage 17 points against them.

Much like that day, Davis’ shooting wasn’t as great against the Bucks. He finished with only 18 points and made his contribution through 6 assists.

As per Harrison Faigen, Davis stated, “I put a lot of pressure on myself to be a better basketball player, and that’s what I’m going to do.” And Davis also said, “I think I suck right now,” referring to his missed throws and shots.

What led the Lakers to a victory?

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It seems like LeBron just wasn’t in his best form against the Warriors. However, that changed when he dropped 34 points, 8 assists, and 6 rebounds against Milwaukee. Their second-best scorer was Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, who contributed 23 points.

Although Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 25 points and 12 rebounds, he also committed 9 turnovers. Jrue Holiday and Khris Middleton also put up 22 and 20 points respectively, but the Lakers were just the better team tonight.

The game that pitted the team with the best regular-season record since two years against the reigning champions lived up to its lofty expectations.

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Both the franchises are in the top three of their respective conferences. But with this win, the Lakers climbed to the number one position in the West. And the Bucks moved down to third, holding a 9-6 record.

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Yashima Bhatia

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Yashima Bhatia is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports who specialises in providing nuanced predictions and updates for matches. She has a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Yashima's love for playing the game came up at a young age, when the excitement of the games coupled with the intensity of the Playoffs had her hooked.

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