LeBron James is one of the greatest players in NBA history and the best player on the Los Angeles Lakers roster.
But the Lakers will only go as far as Anthony Davis can take them, as he’s the only player no other team in the league seems to have a counter for when he’s at his best.
The only issue is that Davis has failed to find any sort of consistency throughout his playoff carer, and that was on full display again during his team’s Game 2 loss versus the Golden State Warriors.
Davis scored 11 points on 11 shots, following his epic 30-point performance with yet another questionable one.
"Anthony Davis was straight garbage last night."
— First Take (@FirstTake) May 5, 2023
That’s why Stephen A. Smith didn’t mince his words and went full steam at him, stating that his performance was garbage and not even sanitation workers would want anything to do with it.
Smith pointed out the fact that 32 players have scored at least 20 points in back-to-back games in the playoffs, and Davis isn’t one of them.
He adds that Davis could score 11 points in his sleep and that the only reason why he’s unable to perform is because he’s either hurt or disinterested.
Smith believes he left James hanging and that he should have a tough time sitting next to him.
He went as far as to say he was apathetic on the floor and urged Laker nation to get on his neck and make him feel the pressure and responsibility that comes with wearing the Purple and Gold jersey.
And, while his words should be taken with a grain of salt often, he might not be that far off this time.NEXT: Skip Bayless Describes Lakers' Game 2 Loss As 'Shameful'