Co-host of Undefeated Skip Bayless believes Lakers’ big Anthony Davis committed the flagrant foul with some personal vendetta behind it
The Los Angeles Lakers had a less than ideal start to their playoffs, as they lost their first game 99-90 to the Phoenix Suns. Despite being the 7th seed, the Lakers are still heavy favorites over the 2nd seeded Suns. However, their first game performance raised a lot of questions. The first match was just painful to watch from a Lakers’ fan perspective. Apart from LeBron James, there was no one who had a decent performance.
Anthony Davis, the second star on the team, did not show up at all. He finished the game with 13 points and 7 rebounds while shooting 5/16 from the field. Apart from lacking offensively, AD was lacking on defense too.
Anthony Davis starts Game 2 a little too aggressively
As expected, the Lakers came out strong for the second game of the series. They are currently up 53-47 at the half. Anthony Davis had 10 points and 5 rebounds while shooting 3/6 from the field. However, Davis’ aggression did not come without a victim.
Within the first minute of the game, Jae Crowder picked up his second personal foul, while guarding Anthony Davis. Davis, trying to draw the foul, ended up extending his leg a little too far away and ended up kicking Crowder in the groin region.
Anthony Davis kicked out his leg on the shot attempt and struck Jae Crowder in the groin area.
AD was given a flagrant 1 foul. pic.twitter.com/0M8bwQbPy8
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 26, 2021
Skip Bayless obviously had something to say about the same as well. He believed Davis had a ‘purpose’ behind the kick.
I realize AD said he was going to come out much more aggressive tonight … but that overamped kick was ridiculous. I don’t THINK it was intentional. But it sure looked like it had some purpose to it. Flagrant 1 deserved.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) May 26, 2021
Davis was issued a Flagrant 1 for unnecessary contact for the same play. This was his first-ever flagrant foul in the playoffs.
The defending champions look a lot more like themselves tonight, and are holding Phoenix off on the boards, and