In Game 5 of their second-round playoffs series, the Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors went head to head in a game where the defending NBA champions were facing elimination.
Late in the game, Lakers superstar Anthony Davis went down with an apparent head injury due to an inadvertent elbow being thrown by Warriors center Kevon Looney.
Davis didn’t return to the game as he appeared dazed on the bench and had to be taken to the locker room for further evaluation.
Apparently, Davis was so dazed that he had to be wheeled in a wheelchair to the team’s locker room at the Chase Center, which isn’t good news for the player or the team.
However, Davis walked out of the arena later that night and has been cleared to play in Game 6 in Los Angeles tomorrow night, which sparked some heated reactions on Thursday.
Former NFL star Brandon Marshall didn’t hold back by saying that he believes NBA players are soft via the I AM ATHLETE Podcast.
Are NBA players soft? 🤔@BMarshall & @AshNicoleMoss debate 🎙️
Subscribe & watch the full #PaperRoute convo 📰 → https://t.co/AEnGxNSoWK pic.twitter.com/QVXRBJ51bU
— I AM ATHLETE (@IAMATHLETEpod) May 11, 2023
Physicality in the NBA has changed drastically over the last decade or so, with the game being nowhere as physical as it used to be and players now getting load managed throughout the regular season.
That has led to a lot of criticism because of stars and superstars not playing on a regular basis and the reputation of the league being soft growing with every passing season.
Of course, coming from football players like Marshall is no surprise, as the NFL and NBA can’t be compared in terms of physicality, and nor should they be.
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