Anthony Davis took what some perceive to be a lowkey jab at former teammate Russell Westbrook after a big Los Angeles Lakers win on Thursday night.
Fresh off the All-Star Break, L.A. took on a shorthanded Golden State Warriors squad in what many viewed as a must-win situation.
Surely enough, the Lakers prevailed 124-111.
In the aftermath of the outing, Davis sat down with the media and subtly jabbed his now-former teammate.
“I think we just know where we are. We don’t have time to be upset or fight ourselves within,” Davis said.
“We just have to go out and win basketball. All we want to do is go out and have fun. Us having fun is playing the right way, playing defense, making the right plays offensively.
“It leads to victories. When you’re winning basketball games, you know, it’s always fun and you can enjoy it.”
It’s hard to ignore that Davis’ comment comes on the heels of Westbrook taking a lowkey jab at the Lakers just 24 hours earlier.
It will be fascinating to see how all parties involved move forward.
The video speaks for itself. https://t.co/yNPvJaNa2g
— Game 7 (@game7__) February 24, 2023
The Lakers are now 3-1 without Westbrook. Obviously four games is a small sample size, but it’s a start.
Westbrook, meanwhile, will get his opportunity to show that the Lakers were the ones holding him back when he suits up with the Los Angeles Clippers for the first time this week.
The remainder of the NBA season will be telling. One way or the other, fans will get an answer to the question of whether Westbrook was holding Davis and the Lakers back or vice versa.