Anthony Davis had to be escorted from the arena in a wheelchair after being hit in the head in Game 5 and many NBA analysts found his injury and the circumstances to be hilarious.
Draymond Green has spoken out about it and says he can’t quite understand what is so funny about it.
“I saw a lot of people laughing,” Green said on his podcast. “But it’s a hit to the head. One small hit to the head can change everything in your life. So I don’t really understand the joke.”
NBA presenters Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley couldn’t control themselves on air after Wednesday’s game. They were laughing uncontrollably about Davis’ injury – which could have been a serious concussion.
Shaq and Charles Barkley can’t stop laughing at Anthony Davis for leaving game in a wheel chair with a head injury pic.twitter.com/yQhWmcbxCE
— Gifdsports (@gifdsports) May 11, 2023
Then, ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith then declared he’d be “damned if he wasn’t laughing” and gawked at the fact that Davis left the game in wheelchair for what looked like a minor head knock.
The wheelchair was apparently necessary because he was feeling unstable on his feet.
Smith joked that “he thought the NFL season was over” and went on a rather large rant about the whole situation.
Stephen A Smith on Anthony Davis injury 😩😩😩😩 pic.twitter.com/AQdzpXAjpb
— Shannonnn sharpes Burner (PARODY Account) (@shannonsharpeee) May 11, 2023
No matter how many times Davis has been injured in his career (which is a lot) making fun of it on an international stage is wild.
As it turns out, Davis is not in the NBA’s concussion protocols but he did cop a knock on the head from another big man in Kevon Looney.
The Lakers superstar is listed as probable for Game 6 in LA but doesn’t want to miss out.
ESPN’s Dave McMenamin appeared on NBA Today on Thursday morning and said:
“I spoke to a source close to Davis this morning who told me that he believes there’s not any scenario that he can envision where Anthony Davis does not play in Game 6, ‘It’s the playoffs.’”
Game 6 of the Warriors v Lakers round two series will take place on Friday, May 12 at 7:00PM PT at Crypto.com arena.