According to a source on Monda, US men’s basketball coach Gregg Popovich can not count on LeBron James and Anthony Davis for this summer’s Olympic team. The LA Lakers’ players will boycott the Tokyo Games.
The Athletic reported, citing a source close to both players.
Because of their injury-plagued seasons, James and Davis made their judgments.
Due to ankle injuries, James only played 45 of the 72 games this season. Davis only played in 36 games owing to a variety of reasons.
A calf strain and Achilles tendinosis were among the injuries sustained. He
A groyne strain and a hamstring injury kept him out of the playoffs.
The Lakers fell out of the top tier of Western Conference teams after both players were injured at the same time, and they had to win a play-in game to make the playoffs.
Davis played roughly 20 minutes in Game 4 before being hurt, missing the fifth game, and then only playing five minutes in Game 6. He averaged 27 points, 9.3 rebounds, and three assists in three games against the Suns. During the regular season, he averaged 21.8 points, 7.9 rebounds, and 3.1 assists.
In slightly over 37 minutes per game, James averaged 23.3 points, eight assists, and 7.2 rebounds in six games versus the Suns. He averaged 25 points, 7.8 assists, and 77 rebounds a game throughout the regular season.