Charles Barkley, a former NBA player and current analyst, has been vocal about his criticisms of the Los Angeles Lakers, particularly focusing on superstar forward Anthony Davis. While the Lakers traded for Davis in 2019 with high expectations, Barkley believes that Davis has been inconsistent and has not lived up to his full potential.
Many people, including LeBron James himself, believe that Davis has the potential to be the next leader of the Lakers. James has publicly expressed his support for Davis taking on a more prominent role on the team. However, Davis has struggled to fulfill these expectations, leading to frustration from Barkley and others.
In a recent rant on the ‘Bill Simmons Podcast,’ Barkley expressed his disappointment in Davis for not showing the killer mentality that is often seen in superstar players. Barkley believes that Davis is content with relying on LeBron James and has not demonstrated the desire to become the best player on the team.
One of Barkley’s comments from the podcast has resurfaced on Reddit, where he said, “At some point LeBron gonna have to say ‘AD… damn… I’m 100 years old. It’s about time for you to be the best player.'” This remark highlights Barkley’s frustration with Davis and his belief that Davis needs to step up and take on a larger role.
Barkley’s criticism of Davis raises questions about the Lakers’ future success. Barkley claims that the team will not win another championship until Davis performs at an MVP-caliber level. While some may agree with Barkley’s take, it remains to be seen how Davis will respond to these criticisms and whether he will fulfill his potential as a leader on the Lakers.
– Charles Barkley on the Lakers: “At some point LeBron gonna have to say ‘AD… damn… I’m 100 years old. It’s about time for you to be the best player.'” (byu/WhenMachinesCry in NBA)
– YouTube video: Charles Barkley criticizes Anthony Davis and the Lakers (U9MJ4Hb1COQ)