Anthony Davis has received a lot of criticism throughout the three seasons he has completed in Los Angeles. The last episode of a certain magnitude took place in the middle of last June. After two months away from the courts, the interior rejoined the Lakers’ training after some controversial statements in which he acknowledged not having touched a ball since April 5. This date coincided with his last game of the course, against the Phoenix Suns.
Those unfortunate words were not well received by a sector of the Los Angeles fans, who singled him out for his lack of commitment to the Lakers. In fact, during those dates there were rumors about his possible departure from the team. Nor did the statements shared by the new coach, Darvin Ham, help then. “He is the key. We need the consistency of Anthony Davis. We need him to be healthy, for him to be mentally fit and for him to be as consistent as possible.”
In one way or another, those criticisms have served as fuel for the player. Since then, Davis has followed a very conscientious work plan together with his physical trainer and a shooting coach, according to journalist Marc Stein, with the aim of exhibiting a very high level and showing the best possible physical form.
The latter is essential, since he has lost a total of 84 games in his three campaigns as a member of the squad Laker. Thus, Davis continues to maintain his status as one of the best big men of the NBA, but this course will notice how many more eyes than usual will rest on him. And he is preparing for it.
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