Even with just one eye, Anthony Davis is a beast for the Lakers.
For most humans, getting hit in the eye would take us out of any activity for a minute or two.
Anthony Davis isn’t most humans.
Maybe it’s the unibrow granting Davis the powers to dominate with a single eyeball. Maybe, as the broadcast wondered, he was “playing possum.”
More likely he’s just really, really good at what he does. The one-eyed basket was yet another example of that. Jerami Grant didn’t stand a chance defending him.
Anthony Davis is balling out for the Lakers in the conference finals.
In fact, no one from Denver seems to have figured out how to slow Davis down.
He is having a stellar Western Conference Finals in general. He had 37 points and 10 rebounds in the Lakers’ Game 1 win over the Nuggets. Then he put up 31 points in Game 2, another win for Los Angeles.
The big man slipped a bit in Game 3, which Denver won, but he still had 27 points on the night.
Davis came out swinging in Game 4. During the first quarter, he hit 6-of-6 attempts from the field for 14 points.
The Lakers took out the Houston Rockets in the conference semifinals in five games with Davis averaging 25.4 points and 12.4 rebounds a night. They’ll be hoping to do the same to the Nuggets. First, they’ll have to prevent Denver from tying up the series on Thursday night.
If Davis keeps playing like he is, the safe bet is on Los Angeles moving on to the NBA Finals, giving the Unibrow his first shot at an NBA title.