The Los Angeles Lakers aren’t going through the best moment right now after losing Anthony Davis with an injury. The big man is the second-best player on the roster and his absence has taken a toll on the team’s recent performances. The Lakers are struggling to win in recent games and that has fans worried.
Still, as long as they have LeBron James, they will have a chance to compete. James can lead this team to get wins while AD is out but not everybody believes Davis could do the same without LeBron James by his side. One NBA fan took to Twitter to express his opinion on these hypothetical situations, sparking a big debate around the NBA community. Rapper Freddie Gibbs made the case for LeBron, comparing the Lakers without him to the Lakers without Davis.
Lakers without AD: 2019 Lakers
Lakers Without LeBron: The Pelicans
— Big 🐰 (@FreddieGibbs) February 15, 2021
Some fans agreed to that statement while others defended the Lakers and others even proposed new options for this comparison.
— tripleant🇮🇹 (RIP MF DOOM) (@anthony121110) February 15, 2021
🐰 with the hot take pic.twitter.com/GA7Vcv8kT9
— slimstimulus (@alililliterate) February 15, 2021
2019 Lakers is 2020 Pelicans with LeBron. This tweet is flawed
— Blakkklansman (@Blakkklansman) February 15, 2021
— Dizzzy (@dizzzzyboy) February 15, 2021
— Faheem Uddin (@Faheemu9) February 15, 2021
Can't tell if this is Pelicans slander or not
— Osiris (@Osiris30922199) February 15, 2021
Lakers without ad:the Clippers
— BankhouseBeatz (@BeatzBankhouse) February 15, 2021
Ayeee 5 you got to chill
— Phewheffner (@Bigfewheffner) February 16, 2021
Thought them was yo boys
— Velly Vell (@authenticvell) February 15, 2021
Both miss the playoffs
— E (@epinz9706) February 16, 2021
— mason (@mel4nch0lyma5on) February 15, 2021
W Take Freddie
— officialexavier (@officialexavie1) February 15, 2021
We gon be fine
— Yousef🍉 (@KuzzControl) February 15, 2021
I feel you
— Custom YOUTUBE BANNER DESIGN (@SMG_ArtLife) February 21, 2021
— “koushak” koushak (@hamburger_98) February 15, 2021
The Lakers need to find their touch again without Anthony Davis. The player isn’t returning for the next three weeks and they need to start the second half of the season the best way.
The Lakers have now lost 4 of their last 5 games. 😬 pic.twitter.com/ZrBTtlfYKf
— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) February 23, 2021
The Lakers are 1-3 since Anthony Davis’ injury.
1-4 if you include the game when he got hurt in the 2nd quarter. pic.twitter.com/8iSAMAGJOy
— StatMuse (@statmuse) February 23, 2021
AD seems to be more important to this team than most people wanted to believe and this stretch of the Lakers is the prime sample of that.