It’s now been nearly three weeks since the Los Angeles Lakers were eliminated from the playoffs by the Phoenix Suns. In that time, the Lakers players, coaches, and front office leaders gave their exit interviews and retreated to their vacations, their families, and their offseason programs to get ready for next season. In addition to those aforementioned three destinations, Anthony Davis also will be playing a little GTA V on his Twitch channel. Yes, the very same place where this hilarious clip involving Stephen Curry occurred.
While playing on Twitch, Anthony Davis engaged with his “chat”. For the people not versed in Twitch lingo, this only means that Davis was talking with the people watching his live stream via the chat box that anyone can type into. While doing so, AD gave some great reassurance to Lakers fans everywhere (h/t Nicole Ganglani of Clutch Points).
"I feel good tho, chat. Groin feels real good. Trust me, we're going to be ready for next year. We're going to be right. We're going to be RIGHT!"
– A.D. on his groin injury via Twitch pic.twitter.com/Gq4vumPqN3
— Nicole Ganglani (@nicoleganglani) June 18, 2021
As I previously stated, it’s been almost three weeks since the Suns eliminated the Lakers on June 3rd. In his exit interviews with reporters, he stated that he usually takes a month off of the season followed up by six weeks of weight training (per Harrison Faigen of Silver Screen & Roll). However, AD did re-aggravate the groin as he bravely tried to play in Game 6 despite the injury obviously bothering him from the moment the game tipped off. He didn’t even make it halfway through the 1st quarter before having to leave the game.
Could the re-aggravation endanger those initial offseason plans even with the planned month off? Davis didn’t seem to think so in his exit interviews and it sure doesn’t seem like that’s the case per his comments on Twitch.
In about three months, we’ll hopefully be seeing some training camp footage of a healthy Anthony Davis and LeBron James together…a sight we haven’t seen in a while now.