Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley appeared to make fun of Anthony Davis after he left LA Lakers’ loss to the Golden State Warriors. Davis was accidentally hit in the head by Kevon Looney in the fourth quarter and had to be returned to the locker room for evaluation.
as the ‘Within the NBA The crew summed up the Warriors’ 121-106 victory against the Lakers, Shaq and Barkley bursting into laughter as Kenny Smith tried to explain why the Lakers need Davis to be fully healthy for Game 6.
Smith, as well as Ernie Johnson, knew what the Hall of Famers are laughing about and it was Davis, who suffered another injury. Both legends have been critical of the Lakers star’s durability over the years, with Barkley even coining the term “Day-to-Day Davis.”
While Shaq and Barkley have not explained why they are laughing, it is implied that it has to do with Anthony Davis seemingly made of paper. At the end of the recap, Ernie Johnson revealed that Davis had been taken to the locker room in a wheelchair.
At that point, Shaq began to crumple his paper as he and Barkley began to chuckle again. It continued for the rest of the segment, with the Big Diesel in tears. It was another hilarious moment on ‘Within the NBA.
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Anthony Davis could have avoided a concussion
Anthony Davis left Game 5 against the Golden State Warriors with about seven minutes left in the fourth quarter. Davis received an accidental forearm from Kevon Looney, who was just trying to box him out after a D’Angelo Russell layup.
Davis was unable to play on the next possession and had to be taken out of the game. Trainers watched him on the bench before he was returned to the dressing room in a wheelchair as instructed TNTs Chris Haynes.
Many LA Lakers fans feared that Davis may have suffered a concussion, which would mean entering the NBA’s concussion protocol. If Davis sticks to protocol, he will likely miss Game 6 against the Warriors on Friday.
However, it appears that the Lakers star has avoided a serious injury. Haynes continued his report by citing sources who said Davis may not have had a concussion. He is apparently doing much better now, but he will likely be evaluated in the next 48 hours.
Game 6 of the Lakers-Warriors semifinals is scheduled for Friday at the Crypto.com Arena in LA. The Lakers have a chance to end the Warriors’ reign as defending champions.
On the other hand, Steph Curry and co. perhaps tempted to get even with LeBron James and pull off an incredible comeback from a 3-1 deficit.
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