Anthony Davis, LeBron James, and the rest of the Los Angeles Lakers just secured their spot in the playoffs following a momentous win over the Golden State Warriors in Wednesday’s play-in battle. The defending champs are now set to face a tough test in the second-seeded Phoenix Suns in the first round, but as it turns out, AD isn’t exactly sweating it.
In a recent interview, Davis revealed his mindset entering the postseason as the Lakers embark on what should be a grueling title defense:
“I have nothing to prove to anyone,” said the Lakers star, via the Daily News. “I don’t think I have anything to prove to myself; only being another champion. That’s really it. I want to be able to win multiple championships; this is another opportunity for me to do so.
“For our group, maybe you can add the challenge of being a seventh seed, but as far as trying to prove something to anyone else: I go out every day, compete, and let the chips fall where they may.”
Fair point from AD here. He’s already reached the pinnacle of the sport with the Lakers, and at this point, he does have nothing more to prove.
Don’t mistake this for a lack of motivation, though. Davis and the Lakers certainly have a lot more to play for and their journey to the top begins on Sunday when they take on the Suns in Game 1 of their first-round matchup. Davis may have nothing more to prove at this point, but we’re certain that he’ll be going all out for that second chip.