Anthony Davis fires back at critics: 'These aren’t little ticky-tacky injuries'

2022-04-05 12:10
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Los Angeles Lakers are on the brink of missing the NBA Play-In tournament, and people are discussing the reasons behind it.

One of them is Anthony Davis' injury problem. The forward featured in only 39 out of 78 games due to various injuries.

However, Davis himself thinks that such criticism is unfair.

Anthony Davis

Anthony  Davis
Team: Los Angeles Lakers
Position: PF, C
Age: 29
Height: 208 cm
Weight: 115 kg
Birth place: Chicago, United States of America

"This is what I've learned about injuries: Last year, when I wasn't playing, people were saying, 'AD is giving up on his team. It's the playoffs. AD has to play. He's got to play.' And when I went out there to play, got hurt again, they said, 'Who was his trainer? Who let him play?'", Davis said to Dan Woike of the Los Angeles Times.

"So, what do you want me to do? When I play, it's a problem. It's a problem when I don't play. At the end of the day, I've got to do what's best for me and how my body feels. 

And we go from there. I'm not worried about who's saying what or who thinks this about me because none of them have stepped on the floor and played. 

And the ones that did play, they should understand. These aren't little ticky-tack injuries," Davis added.

Davis averages 23.2 points, 9.8 rebounds, and 3.1 assists per game.



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