The Los Angeles Lakers couldn’t get anything going in the second half of Game 2, and a lot of that had to do with Anthony Davis’ poor play.
Draymond Green and JaMychal Green did an outstanding job of messing up with his rhythm, stepping up for the ill Kevon Looney.
Davis followed his 30-point effort with an 11-point dud, and the worst part of that is that people actually expected that to happen.
As great as he is, Davis has been wildly inconsistent throughout his career, especially in the playoffs.
That’s why Jay Williams cannot fathom how big the gap is between his floor and his ceiling, stating that he could either be better than Nikola Jokic or Joel Embiid, or he could just be JaVale McGee.
“Tell me another superstar where the fluctuation…is that extreme.”@RealJayWilliams doesn’t understand how Anthony Davis is so inconsistent. #KJM pic.twitter.com/9OqdKSu80o
— Keyshawn, JWill & Max (@KeyJayandMax) May 5, 2023
While those comparisons and words might be harsh, Williams is actually right.
As a matter of fact, Charles Barkley called it before the start of the series: AD will be the key factor for the Lakers, but he cannot be trusted.
When asked about his performance, Davis stated that he took the very same shots he took in Game 1; they just weren’t falling.
Fine, it happens, but the issue here is that it seems to happen very often to him.
The Lakers wanted Davis to be their 1A to LeBron’s 1B, and that hasn’t happened yet.
You never know what version of Davis you’re getting night in and night out, and that’s a problem for him, Darvin Ham, his teammates, the fans, and the organization.NEXT: Klay Thompson Says He Will Honor 1 Lakers Legend In LA