The first year of the Anthony Davis Experience was an undeniably productive one for the Los Angeles Lakers. They won a championship immediately and seemed positioned to win many more in the foreseeable future.
Unfortunately, things quickly derailed from there.
Over the past two seasons Davis has consistently struggled to stay healthy and on the floor, spurring questions about his long-term future with the Lakers.
This week, NBA legend Chris Webber appeared on The Colin Cowherd Podcast and delivered a brutal message to Davis.
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“I never felt that way with AD, that he just needed help,” Webber told Colin Cowherd. “I felt that he could be that missing piece for someone else. I don’t know what he’s proven at. He’s a wonderful talent and he hit some big shots for LeBron. I get that. But we’re talking about him being the alpha and I don’t know when that’s worked.
“I’m not as high on him, injury or not.”
It’s worth mentioning, Webber isn’t the only person left unimpressed with Davis as of late. The Lakers star and rapper Snoop Dogg have been engaged in a pretty ugly beef over the latter’s comments about him as well.
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That coupled with his uneasiness playing alongside certain teammates could be a recipe for disaster.
It’s unlikely that L.A. will move Davis this offseason, but it’s also not etched in stone that they won’t. And the fact that he finds himself in an even somewhat perilous situation at this juncture is telling of how much things have worsened since his first-year title campaign.