They said that his best days were behind him and that he would forever be known as “Always Damaged.”
But Davis has gotten off to a great start.
His 23.8 points, 10.6 rebounds, and 2.0 assists are remarkably in line with his career average of 23.8 points, 10.2 rebounds, and 2.3 assists.
AD’s back was such an issue last night that he had to perform his walk off interview right after the game seated on the court. respect. pic.twitter.com/vhmZWD4dy1
— The Lakers Review (@TheLakersReview) October 31, 2022
However, there comes some worrisome news with that bit of good.
Davis is already pretty banged up after just five games in the 2022-23 season.
He helped the team claim a much-needed win on Sunday night but it took a toll on him.
Davis was so sore, in fact, that he gave his postgame interview while sitting down in a chair.
This is not what LA fans want to see and it makes them worried because it’s a very long season and they are concerned he won’t be able to play for much of it.
Old AD Again
The numbers prove that Davis is not washed up and can still play the sort of great basketball he has been known for.
He is the same old Davis that fans have celebrated, for better and for worse.
The big man can be incredibly dominant when he’s on the court – but it often comes with a hefty price tag in the form of his health.
This is what’s led to numerous absences throughout his time in LA, especially when the team has needed him most.
The key now is to pace Davis so he performs well for his team but is reliable when the postseason draws closer.