Anthony Davis Admits Lakers Aren’t Currently A Championship Contender

The Los Angeles Lakers have struggled quite a bit this season with their new-look roster. In fact, they’re currently 8-6, despite playing 11 of their 14 games at home. 

What’s been most worrisome is the fact that the Lakers have lost quite a few games to teams that are near the bottom of the NBA standings.

Following a recent loss against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Lakers big Anthony Davis spoke to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin and other reporters about their early season struggles.

“We got to decide who we want to be. A championship team? That’s not us right now,” Davis said. “We’re not winning a championship the way we’re playing. We got to be better, and we got to care more for our wins at home. Wins in general. That was embarrassing.”

While there is still plenty of time to turn things around this season, Davis says the Lakers aren’t playing like a championship team. 

In their defense, they’ve been without key players in several games, including LeBron James who has only played in six games this season.

Don’t be surprised if the Lakers end up near the top of the standings at the end of the regular season. They’ve got the talent to be great, but haven’t fully meshed this season.