Fans have some serious questions for the Los Angeles Lakers.
The team was set to face off against the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night.
The Rockets have one of the worst records in the league so most people assumed the Lakers wouldn’t be too worried about them.
But LA is trying to win every single game in order to make the playoffs.
Therefore, their game against the Rockets really counted and they needed all the help they could get.
That is why so many people were puzzled when it was announced that Anthony Davis, who was supposedly pain-free and able to perform, was going to sit out of Wednesday’s game.
NBA analyst and former player Richard Jefferson was on ESPN and he seemed just as confused about the situation, saying, “I’m not a doctor, so I’m not being critical here. I just don’t understand.”
Richard Jefferson is confused by the Lakers load managing Anthony Davis 🤔
"I'm not a doctor, so I'm not being critical here. … I just don't understand." pic.twitter.com/TN8hcxNYOy
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) March 15, 2023
The Lakers ended up falling to the Rockets, 114-110, which was obviously not the outcome they were hoping for.
This makes the absence of Davis all the more confounding.
The game was LA’s second in a pair of back-to-backs, after beating the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night.
During that game, Davis posted 35 points and 17 rebounds.
The thing that is most frustrating to fans is that Davis says he doesn’t feel any pain and seems eager and ready to suit up.
Davis is still mending from a recent injury so the staff doesn’t want to re-aggravate things and make them worse.
But with the clock ticking down, do they really have the luxury of letting Davis rest?NEXT: D’Angelo Russell Discusses His Plan Without Anthony Davis