UNLESS he’s on the winning side, Anthony Davis seemingly sees no reason to celebrate.
Everyone in the Crypto.com Arena lost their minds as Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James broke the NBA record for career points on Tuesday.
All the while, his teammate Davis looked on in seeming indifference from the bench.
But as far as Davis is concerned, there was nothing to it.
On Friday, he told the media, via Kyle Goon: “Come on now, you know me and Bron’s relationship.
“I was sad about the game. I mean we’re losing to the Oklahoma City Thunder, a game we needed, and I was pi**ed off that we were losing.
“It had nothing to do with Bron. He knows that.”
Davis’ polar opposite reaction to the other 20,000+ people in the arena drew the attention of fans online.
Some did try to defend him, such as one who wrote: “LeBron literally told AD he loved him on the bench and AD congratulated him. he was probably upset they were losing”
However, another responded to this with: “Even that was weird, AD didn’t seem to care LeBron said that, felt like AD snubbed him.”
All in all, Tuesday night wasn’t a great night for Davis.
Despite LeBron’s record having presumably dulled the sting of an eventual Lakers loss on the night – a loss is still a loss.
It also marked one of Davis’ worst performances of the season, racking up just thirteen points, eight rebounds, and two assists in a little over 30 minutes on the court.
And things haven’t improved since, with the Lakers losing their third-straight game on Thursday night – this time against the Milwaukee Bucks.
The Lakers are now 25-31 on the year and are above only the San Antonio Spurs and Houston Rockets in the Western Conference.