As with every NBA offseason, Instagram and Twitter has been littered with videos of superstars and role players alike filming themselves working on their craft in empty gyms across the world. The players on the Los Angeles Lakers are no different, as you can see in our TikTok below. However, one Laker has been noticeably absent from any workout videos this summer, and that player is the Lakers’ superstar Anthony Davis.
Now, keep in mind that Anthony Davis rarely posts on social media. Hell, we all found out he was getting married from a video posted by a member of the wedding party the day before the ceremony. Still, just because we aren’t seeing Davis working out, that doesn’t mean he’s not putting the work in.
To save us all the continued worry, Frank Vogel confirmed on Spectrum SportsNet’s “Lakeshow” podcast that Davis has looked great in workouts following the groin injury that sidelined him in the Lakers’ 2021 first-round series against the Suns. Vogel even took it a step farther, saying Davis has looked “imposing” while in the Lakers facilities.
Here’s Vogel’s full quote on that matter:
“He put a lot of work this offseason into his body. A lot of work. And we had a moment, maybe two weeks ago, where he had been training at home, and we had a conversation about ‘these are some of the concerns we have with our team, we think we’re good here, we think we’re good there,’ and then he comes in for a workout, and it was the first time we had kind of seen him for a while, and his body looked imposing. And we all just looked at each other like ‘we’re gonna be really good this year.’ Just looking at that guy right there, we’re gonna be really good this year.”
If you’re a Lakers fan, that quote has to be getting you riled up for this upcoming season.
Hopefully, Anthony Davis will come out of the gates firing on all cylinders. That would be a change of pace from the beginning of the 2020-21 season, when AD did not look like himself following the short rest from the 2020 NBA Finals. He was already banged up in those bubble playoffs, with the short offseason doing him no favors.