WATCH: Lakers’ LeBron James and Anthony Davis Show Their Goofy Side Again; Play the Whisper Challenge

Published 04/16/2021, 6:00 AM EDT
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) and forward Anthony Davis (3) celebrate during the fourth quarter in game six of the 2020 NBA Finals at AdventHealth Arena. The Los Angeles Lakers won 106-93 to win the series. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY SportsMandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports


The Los Angeles Lakers just recently lost to the Boston Celtics, but watching Anthony Davis throw in some shots before the game came as a big relief to fans. The purple and gold have been without their dynamic duo for a while now.

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Their absence has affected the team’s standing in the Western Conference majorly as they have slid down to the fifth spot now. Initially, they were constantly battling the Utah Jazz, Phoenix Suns, and the LA Clippers for the first spot. However, LeBron James’ absence has had the biggest impact.

In some games, the Lakers have gone all out and even gotten victories without them. But they still seem to be struggling a lot against more elite teams, which is why LeBron and Davis’ return is vital for their success. However, let’s forget their injury problems for a minute and try to focus on how great the two fit together.

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LeBron James and Anthony Davis take on the Whisper Challenge

Even before leading the Lakers to a championship last year, after a decade-long drought, they were labeled as one of the best duos the NBA has seen in a while. It is safe to say that there is nothing more accurate than that. What makes their chemistry click on the court is their chemistry off of it.

We have seen plenty of goofy videos of them on and off the court. And now, as we all patiently wait for them to get back to the lineup, watch the two of them play the Whisper Challenge. Bron was unable to understand a single word AD was saying.

When will the Lakers’ superstars return?

Watching Anthony Davis working out before their game against the Boston Celtics is a sure-shot sign that he will be returning soon. But he will be on minute restriction even then. The team has to ensure they ease him back into the game, to avoid any long-term ailments.

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LeBron’s return is still in the books for the end of this month. This only means that he will be back right in time but the next two matches for the team aren’t going to be easy. The Lakers will be playing the Utah Jazz, who are standing at the top of the West. Will they manage to survive this? Or is there a chance they will slip further down in the standings?

Read also- Matt Barnes Believes LeBron James and Anthony Davis’ Absence Will Be Beneficial for Lakers in Playoffs

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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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