Anthony Davis’ tenure with the Los Angeles Lakers hasn’t been as good as expected.
He did help them win an NBA championship in his first season with the team, but he’s failed to have that same positive impact more often than not ever since.
That’s why Colin Cowherd doesn’t think this team is a championship-caliber team just yet.
"Can this become the bubble year? It's a strange NBA season… I'm in the minority. I do not see this as a championship team."
— @ColinCowherd on Lakers looking to take 2-0 lead pic.twitter.com/1VGsS8TDIF
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) May 4, 2023
However, he does acknowledge that this Lakers season has an oddly familiar vibe to the one in the NBA bubble.
Cowherd explained that some of the top dogs are no longer in contention, as the Los Angeles Clippers missed Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, and Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Milwaukee Bucks are also out.
The Memphis Grizzlies couldn’t back up the talk, the Denver Nuggets are up 2-0 on the Phoenix Suns, and the Golden State Warriors struggled on the road and had chemistry issues throughout the season.
Cowherd adds that this is perhaps the second-strangest season since Davis arrived in Los Angeles, and he’s got a valid point right there.
The Boston Celtics have struggled in close games, and there’s a feeling like both conferences could be up for grabs now more than ever.
Even so, for them to even have a shot at winning the ring, they’ll need to get past the reigning champions first, and we should know better than to count them out after one or two bad games.NEXT: Darvin Ham Comments On Lakers' Focus For Game 2