WATCH: Sight to Behold for Lakers Fans As Anthony Davis Shows Off What He Can Do at Full Strength

Published 10/10/2021, 11:47 PM EDT
May 19, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) goes up for a dunk past Golden State Warriors forward Kent Bazemore (26) in the second half the game at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports


The Los Angeles Lakers have had a preseason worth forgetting. They are yet to have their first win and nothing has gone their way. While the three stars – Anthony Davis, LeBron James, and Russell Westbrook – haven’t played together, their performances have been rather disappointing. Now they battle the Phoenix Suns in the hopes of getting their first win.

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Despite a horror preseason, one positive news for them is AD’s health. The Lakers star picked up several injuries last season and even missed the playoffs. However, he has looked good so far in the preseason. Moreover, he is all set to take the center position on the Lakers this season. The big man will look keep his health his check throughout the season and help the Lakers replicate their 2020 performance.

May 30, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) controls the ball against Phoenix Suns forward Jae Crowder (99) during the first half in game four of the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs. at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Likewise, he is looking dangerous when he is fully healthy. In the ongoing matchup against the Suns. he showed why he is a threat when he’s at his full capacity.

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Anthony Davis throws it down hard

The Lakers are down by 7 points at the half after being up until the dying minutes of the quarter. Their players have again failed to get it going, and that has left a big hole in their offense. However, Anthony Davis hasn’t failed to make his impact on the game. Towards the closing minutes of the second quarter, AD showed everyone why he is one of the best when healthy.

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With the Lakers down by a point, Kent Bazemore brought the ball up on a fast break. He spot the run of Anthony Davis near the rim and put it up on the platter for the big man to finish. However, he finished the lob with authority and had everyone on their feet during that play. His health will play a huge factor in the Lakers’ performance, and so far he looks to be back in touch.

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Currently, Davis is leading the Lakers with 17 points at the half. While he isn’t shooting as efficiently, he is taking the major offensive load. Westbrook has been on point from downtown, but still continues to struggle. He has added 6 points so far with 2 assists to his name. While Anthony Davis is looking good, Westbrook needs to alter his game to favor the Lakers.

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With the Lakers down at halftime, do you think they can get their first win? Let us know in the comments below.

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Anuj Talwalkar

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Anuj Talwalkar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He is a student studying at NM College in Mumbai, aspiring to pursue sports management to follow his love for sports. Anuj started following the NBA last year, and he loves to combine his passion for writing with his understanding of basketball.

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