Anthony Davis unfollows Stephen A. Smith on Twitter following Lakers loss to Nuggets

Peter Dewey
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Los Angeles Lakers superstar Anthony Davis reportedly unfollowed popular ESPN analyst Stephen A. Smith on Twitter.

Davis can certainly follow or unfollow whoever he likes, and this could be a case of the Lakers star blocking out the external noise during the team’s playoff run.

Smith is known to have hot takes from time to time. Recently, he was under fire for questioning Davis’ head injury in Game 5 of the Lakers’ Western Conference semifinals series against the Golden State Warriors.

Smith later apologized for his words.

There was concern that the Lakers star suffered a concussion, but he ended up being cleared to play in the team’s Game 6 win over Golden State to close out the series.

Smith’s ridicule of Davis could have irked the Lakers star, possibly leading to his decision to unfollow the television personality on Twitter. For now, Davis and the Lakers are making sure their focus is on the Denver Nuggets and two-time MVP Nikola Jokic in the NBA Playoffs.

Los Angeles dropped Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals on Tuesday night, but the team fought back from a massive deficit to cut the Nuggets’ lead to just three points in the fourth quarter.

Davis was magnificent in Tuesday night’s loss, scoring 40 points on 14-of-23 shooting while grabbing 10 rebounds. He added three assists, three steals and two blocks to his line as well.

Despite the heroic game from Davis, the Lakers still came up short on the road. This is the first time in the 2023 playoffs that they haven’t won Game 1 of a series, but the team has to feel good about how it battled back late in the fourth quarter.

The key for the Lakers will be protecting home court when the series eventually shifts to Los Angeles, as both of these teams have yet to lose at home in the postseason. That’s going to make it tough on the Lakers to steal multiple games at Ball Arena if they end up losing one at home.

Regarding Davis, the Lakers and their fans are hoping he can continue this stellar play and block out all the critics throughout the rest of this playoff run.

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Peter is a graduate of Quinnipiac University where he covered the MAAC and college basketball for three years. He has worked for NBC Sports, the Connecticut Sun and the Meriden Record-Journal covering basketball and other major sports. Follow him on Twitter @peterdewey2.