Anthony Davis suffered (yep, you guessed it) another injury scare in Game 1 of their playoff showdown against the Memphis Grizzlies and Lakers fans are pretty annoyed about it.
Late in the second quarter he was fighting for a rebound and got hit by Jaren Jackson Jr.. In video footage you can clearly see the big man say that he “can’t move” his arm and was taken off the court to the locker room to get checked. He did return to the court in the second half.
Anthony Davis asked for a sub after suffering an apparent arm injury on this play. pic.twitter.com/bX3TRXiTwz
— ESPN (@espn) April 16, 2023
During the halftime break, Stephen A. Smith went on a bit of a rant about Davis’ inconsistent health status. “This is unbelievable… Smith said. “We don’t even get to evaluate the greatness of Anthony Davis because something happens. … How long is this brother gonna last?”
"This is unbelievable… We don't even get to evaluate the greatness of Anthony Davis because something happens. … How long is this brother gonna last?"
Stephen A. Smith reacts to AD's injurypic.twitter.com/N85rWxxTnI
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) April 16, 2023
NBA twitter echoed Smith’s sentiments:
Anthony Davis is hurt again 💔 pic.twitter.com/qJYrFHDCiM
— ♛ (@MambaSZN) April 16, 2023
Me refreshing Twitter waiting for the Anthony Davis update pic.twitter.com/9Uozt3d2Bw
— Dustin Brewer (@dstnbrwr) April 16, 2023
“Lakers playing well”
Anthony Davis injury: pic.twitter.com/5qzwFhjxe8
— Carlton Banks’ Burner (@cbanksburner) April 16, 2023
I want to be clear.
If this playoff run ends in an Anthony Davis injury, it’s time for the experiment to end.
The injury risk is way too high.
— Witness King James (@WITNESSKJ) April 16, 2023
Anthony Davis killing my
Playoff hype with an injury once again lmaooooo pic.twitter.com/NRhLaMmLtn
— RB (@Night0_0wl) April 16, 2023
Anthony Davis or Zion? Who’s more injury prone?? 🥴🥴 pic.twitter.com/uocnydsyca
— JRSportBrief (@JRSportBrief) April 16, 2023
Anthony Davis walking early to the locker room with yet another injury pic.twitter.com/44JNoj8RU8
— CleWest (@erjmanlasvegas) April 16, 2023
Anthony Davis after a minor injury pic.twitter.com/yusyuMaPxI
— CelticsWRLD (@CelticsWRLD17) April 16, 2023
The injury concerns is what has kept me off the Lakers bandwagon
It’s really frustrating to see because LeBron and Anthony Davis have been playing at a really high level this year but it’s the first half of Game 1 and Davis is already in the lockerroom
— Sean Barnard (@Sean_Barnard1) April 16, 2023
For the 1,000th time in his career, Anthony Davis goes to the locker room with a catastrophic injury, only to return just fine at the start of the 3rd quarter. He's the Wilt Chamberlain of negative MRI's. #charmin #streetclothes
— Don Harris (@DonHarris4) April 16, 2023