Former NBA big man DeMarcus Cousins has praised his old teammate Anthony Davis following a well-rounded performance from him in the Lakers 104-101 Game 4 win over the Warriors.
The power forward finished the night with 23 points, 15 rebounds, two assists and three steals and Cousins believes his utility as a two-way player is unmatched.
“He’s probably the most talented two-way player to ever touch the floor,” Cousins said. “When he’s committed and when his mind is focused and in the right place – he’s, on any given night, going to be the best player on the floor on both ends. Just his versatility alone – we’ve praised his versatility since he stepped foot in the league. We know what he is on the defensive side of the ball.”
Cousins spent time with AD in LA and also New Orleans, so he knows just how dangerous the Lakers superstar can be.
There were questions around Davis’ inconsistencies this postseason but despite that, he is averaging a league-best 3.7 blocks per game to go with 1.5 steals per game – which has gone a long way in shutting down the Warriors offense.
The 30-year-old isn’t doing too bad on offense himself, as he is averaging 21.4 points and a huge 14 rebounds per game.
Sports personality Skip Bayless also gave AD the ultimate compliment, explaining how Golden State just don’t have an answer for the big man.
“[Anthony Davis] can eat all he wants..,” Bayless said. “When he decides, he’s unstoppable & he for sure is unstoppable getting to the free throw line… I don’t think [the Warriors] believe in themselves the way they did.”
The Lakers will get a chance to eliminate the Warriors in Game 5 on Wednesday, May 10 at 7:00PM PT.
The game is on the Warriors home court and many are saying not to discount the reigning champions just yet. This will be must-watch basketball.