Kendrick Perkins makes a massive hot take on Lakers star Anthony Davis ahead of the 2021-22 NBA Regular season
In many ways, Anthony Davis is the ideal template of what the modern big man should look like. At his best, the 28-year-old is an absolute monster on the inside. He is incredible at grabbing boards and dominant as a scorer in the paint. More than that though, he also shows the ability to make outside shots when they matter the most.
The problem is, his best doesn’t come around as often as his franchise would like. A lot of his career has been filled with little injuries, that aren’t necessarily bad but do keep him out for significant portions of the season. And even when he is on the court, The Brow has a habit of getting too hung up on outside offense at times, which results in a severe lack of aggression.
Overall, he isn’t the perfect player. However, while many in the NBA community have started to worry more and more about his woes (and we don’t mean the Drake kind), Kendrick Perkins only seems to believe in the player to a higher degree now.
Without further ado, let’s get into it.
“He’s going to be MVP next season”: Kendrick Perkins has high expectations for Anthony Davis next season
Right now, the list of potential MVP candidates for next season isn’t exactly a small one. You have the likes of Joel Embiid who came close last season and Nikola Jokic who could repeat. LeBron James will likely be in the conversation during every season he plays, and even Stephen Curry stands a good chance at adding to his MVP trophy collection. And of course, there is Giannis Antetokounmpo.
When you ask fans who they think will win the Most Valuable Player award, these are the names that come up. However, it seems that Big Perk has a completely different answer from just about everyone in the NBA community. Take a look at the tweet below.
Kendrick Perkins has high expectations for Anthony Davis next season 🏀 pic.twitter.com/akpvkkSBMr
— LakeShow (@LakeShowCP) July 25, 2021
If that ain’t a hot take, we don’t know what is. To be fair to Perkins here though, revenge seasons for NBA players are a very real thing. And considering how much Anthony Davis has been put down by fans during this offseason, perhaps there may be one on the cards for the player after all.
So, will the Brow prove Kendrick Perkins right? Or will we get another relatively quiet season from the player?