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Anthony Davis On Facing Ex-Teammate Alex Caruso: "I Don't Know That Guy"

Anthony Davis On Facing Ex-Teammate Alex Caruso: "I Don't Know That Guy"

Following an uplifting win against the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday evening, the Los Angeles Lakers are ready to leave their bad moment in the past and start a good streak when they face the dangerous Chicago Bulls on Monday night. 

The purple and gold are 8-6 right now following the win against San Antonio, but that doesn't mean they are going through a good moment or players are safe from criticism. This is a good moment for the 17-time NBA champions to show they can compete, but the job won't be easy. 

The Bulls will feature familiar faces like Lonzo Ball and Alex Caruso. The latter was a key piece for the Lakers' 2020 NBA championship, helping this team in the Orlando bubble, doing the dirty work on their way to the title. 

'AC' is no longer on the team after they blew negotiations, and his former teammates want to beat him no matter what. Following Sunday's win, Anthony Davis talked about this upcoming matchup, jokingly taking a shot at Caruso, but it'll be fun to beat the guard (5:05).

“Who? I don’t know that guy,” Davis first joked.

“Nah, it’s gonna be fun playing against AC again,” he continued. “All the stuff he brought to our team to win a championship and to our team last year. He was a big part of what we did here. Probably be a little bit more emotional for him than me, just cause he’s back here in L.A. It’s usually more emotional when I’m back in Chicago. But anytime I get a chance to play the Bulls, it’s always fun to go against your hometown team. It’s gonna be fun and exciting to play against AC. We’re gonna try to get that win against him.”

The internet GOAT was crucial for the Lakers during their most recent championship, and plenty of fans think they made a big mistake letting him go the last offseason. Alex has perfectly meshed with the Bulls, who rank 3rd in the Eastern Conference standings with a 9-4 record. 

When nobody believed they could be good after landing DeMar DeRozan (a candidate to join the Lakers in the summer), they proved them wrong, playing fun basketball and getting wins that make Bulls fans dream about finally competing in the playoff. 

The Golden State Warriors passed the Bulls test. Now, it's time for the Lakers to show if they can compete against a dangerous rival.