“Anthony Davis Couldn’t Have Played 7 Games?”: Chris Broussard Slams Lakers’ 8x All-Star For No Show in Rockets Loss

Akash Murty
|Published March 17, 2023

The Los Angeles Lakers caught a massive L in Houston on Wednesday when they should have dealt with the 17-51 Rockets team with their second unit. Nonetheless, at this point in time, when they have to avoid the Play-ins, they should not have thought of playing without Anthony Davis.

That’s precisely what they did. The Rockets ended up beating them 114-110, and they lost the chance of making it to the .500 mark and are now 34-36 at 10th in the West when they easily could be right behind the Warriors at seventh.

And Chris Broussard thinks this loss might cost them at the end of the season.

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Chris Broussard thrashes Anthony Davis for not playing 7 straight games

We are not too far away from the end of the 2022-23 regular season. The Lakers have 12 games to play. Only four of those are against teams that are not contending to reach the Playoffs.

That is why veteran Fox Sports analyst, Chris Broussard is wondering why the 8x All-Star couldn’t have played 7 games when he had played 6 straight.

Reasonable question. If they are really contending for a championship, they will have a series or two that go to Game 7s. The Lakers must consider these games as Playoffs games, or else they are going nowhere.

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Can the Lakers win while AD every now and then?

No. Not this season, not with LeBron James struggling with fitness as well. Even when The King is fit, the Lakers go as far as The Brow takes them.

His defensive presence is the identity of the Lakers on that end of the floor. If Davis is not able to play even one game down the line, from this point on, this might be it for the Purple and Gold.

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Akash Murty

Akash Murty

An Electrical and Electronics Engineer by degree, Akash Murty is an NBA Editor at The SportsRush. Previously a Software Engineer, Murty couldn’t keep himself away from sports, and his knack for writing and putting his opinion forward brought him to the TSR. A big Soccer enthusiast, his interest in basketball developed late, as he got access to a hoop for the first time at 17. Following this, he started watching basketball at the 2012 Olympics, which transitioned to NBA, and he became a fan of the game as he watched LeBron James dominate the league. Him being an avid learner of the game and ritually following the league for around a decade, he now writes articles ranging from throwbacks, and live game reports, to gossip. LA Lakers are his favourite basketball team, while Chelsea has his heart in football. He also likes travelling, reading fiction, and sometimes cooking.

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