LeBron James looked on from the sidelines as Wizards youngster Rui Hachimura BAPTIZED Anthony Davis on a transition dunk.
It’s been a long time since the Lakers were in a position to truly challenge the league’s elite teams. Their win against the Nets earlier this month notwithstanding, the fact remains that without LeBron, they have little starpower.
Even the likes of Anthony Davis and Dennis Schroder are proving to be chump change in comparison to their opposition leaders. The Lakers ran out to a first-quarter lead, but they were brought back down by the Wizards in the next period.
Washington headed to the halftime break with a 6-point lead at 61-55. It didn’t take long for them to bring that pace of scoring back in the 3rd quarter. Rui Hachimura charged out on a fast break and dunked all over Anthony Davis for one of the best posters of the season.
RUI HACHIMURA GOT AD 😱 pic.twitter.com/69eWnbGKWI
— ESPN (@espn) April 29, 2021
NBA Fans react to LeBron James watching Anthony Davis get posterized by Rui Hachimura
As expected, fans have been merciless in trolling LeBron, AD and the Lakers for this dunk:
AD looked like he was about to cry 💀😭😭
— Kevin DurGoat (@Kdizzle74850904) April 29, 2021
LePlayingOnHisPhone needs to stop this immediately. pic.twitter.com/mB23hqXk0a
— Steph(MVP)🐐(31-31) (@StephenGoat30) April 29, 2021
Rui just dunked on the supposedly “best PF in the league”😂😂😂 never compare AD Cheeks to Greek Freak🦌
— Official🐐(41-20)And(0-0) (@Officialj0nn) April 29, 2021
My boy AD got baptized
— RHX7 (@ryan_xh7) April 29, 2021
All our bigs getting posterized. pic.twitter.com/3cPlGgqTdS
— KingBernard (@KingBernard84) April 29, 2021
With all due respect lakers need to stop jumping.
— Mark Jackson’s Burner (@casualtakeking) April 29, 2021
Sent him straight to the shadow realm lmfaoooo
— EazYFlapjack (@FlapStacking) April 29, 2021
AD has been in relatively good defensive form through most of the season. The big man looked set to make another All-Defensive Team appearance this year before he got injured.
Even after coming back, AD’s defense has mostly been beyond reproach. There wasn’t much more he could realistically have done in this situation. The dunk was a signal, a veritable cry of help by the Lakers roster to LeBron James. Their leader has been out of action for 6 weeks now.