Anthony Davis, the second part of LA Lakers‘big Three’ has been ignored for more than four weeks. And Shaquille O’Neal said the return of “The Brow” can’t come anytime soon, because he could be essential for the Lakers to make a change.
The center of his knee injury against Minnesota Timberwolves on December 17. After missing 15 games because of a sprained medial cruciate ligament in his left knee, Davis is expected to return soon. ESPN’s Dave McMenamin reported that the 6-foot-10 All-Star will be back in six Los Angeles games, the East Coast line ending for the month.
With the Lakers (22-23) continuing a mediocre season, his return could be just what they need to start a winning streak.
On the podcast “Big Wig”, Hall of Fame center Shaquille O’Neal said Davis’ return could be the key to solving the Lakers’ problems. He compared AD to himself, articulating their importance in the team structure. He said that if Davis or he wasn’t dominant in the game, they wouldn’t have won.
“The important thing is Mr. AD,” O’Neal said. “For example, when we win, I’m the key player. If I don’t play well, if I don’t dominate, we don’t win. I don’t want people to think I’m snapping. Me Me Me never shoot.
“Kobe (Bryant) is the man. We all know that, close to the fourth half. But if Diesel doesn’t play well, we don’t have a shot. That’s why, if you can, we don’t have a shot. looking back, I had to force myself to average 40.”
Shaquille O’Neal Believes Anthony Davis Return Is Key For LA Lakers
Anthony Davis has had a pretty good season this season statistically, averaging 23.3 points, 9.9 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 27 appearances. He leads the Lakers in rebounds, free throws, and saves.
Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal believes Davis’ return could be key for the Lakers, who have lost four of their last five games. Shaq stressed that the Lakers needed Davis to dominate the game for them to have a chance. He went on to say that it was impossible to play the game one-on-one and match the strength of young players.
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“AD has to dominate for them to be saved, for them to play at the next level,” said O’Neal. “Playing one-on-one and all that, you can’t match these young men unless you match their energy. You can’t compare to their energy, because when you get old you get older. go, you won’t have it until a certain time.”
https://www.sportskeeda.com/basketball/if-diesel-don-t-play-well-don-t-shot-shaquille-o-neal-talks-role-la-lakers-believes-anthony-davis-role-right-now?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=sportskeeda “If Diesel doesn’t play well, we don’t have a spot,” Shaquille O’Neal said of his role for the LA Lakers, believing Anthony Davis to have a similar role.