LeBron James Gives Subtle Warning About ‘Angry’ Anthony Davis for Upcoming 2021–22 NBA Season

Published 09/29/2021, 10:00 AM EDT
Dec 13, 2020; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) and forward LeBron James (23) watch game action against the Los Angeles Clippers during the first half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports


NBA fans have really been out to get the Los Angeles Lakers this offseason. Every move that the franchise has made or even the slightest information that has come out from their camp has been brutally criticized. LeBron James is no stranger to media scrutiny and has become the master at learning to shut people out. Which is something that he wants his teammate Anthony Davis to channel into his game.

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After what was a very disappointing end to the postseason for the purple and gold, there were more celebrations than there was grief. Fans were pouring their hearts out about how happy they were about Lakers not going deeper into the postseason. Ultimately, that led to a chain of events in which the franchise was slandered for every decision they made.

The Lakers adding a series of veterans which made them the oldest team in the league was not received well by fans, to say the least. Even their blockbuster trade which brought them Russell Westbrook to add to the LeBron James and Anthony Davis duo was not spared.

In fact, when their predicted lineup came out, fans couldn’t help but mock them, even for that. This has definitely angered LeBron and Co., including Anthony Davis but LBJ has some useful advice about AD. “It’s not about proving other people wrong it’s about proving himself right….and I’m looking forward to a very angry Anthony Davis,” said Bron.

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Can LeBron James and Co. exact revenge?

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Anthony Davis missed out on a large chunk of the 2020-21 season due to injury. Injuries to himself, and LeBron stopped them repeating the magic they produced in the 2019-20 season.

However, the Lakers utilized this offseason to the best of their abilities. Making changes and additions that seem excellent, at least on paper. With both of them back healthier, and with an even better supporting cast, their future looks bright.

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Feb 20, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers injured forward Anthony Davis (left) talks to Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) during the second half against the Miami Heat at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Of course, the Western Conference will be more competitive than ever but the Lakers look prepared for it. If they fail to perform this season as well, they can expect even worse treatment from the fans.

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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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