Anthony Davis says all Lakers have to do to change the narrative is kick off a 10-game winning streak


The Los Angeles Lakers’ tough start to the season hit a new low on Friday night, as they lost in triple overtime to the Sacramento Kings after losing a 13-point lead in the fourth quarter. With the loss, they fell back below 0.500 to 10-11, placing them in seventh place in the Western Conference.

Unsurprisingly, the vibes were extremely bad after the game. Social media was abuzz with questions about Frank Vogel’s future as head coach, and Lakers legend James Worthy was disheartened on the post-game show. “I just wanna go home,” Worthy said, “It’s not team basketball. It’s not a winning formula.”

The good news for Lakers fans is that Anthony Davis has the solution to Lakers’ problems. See, all they have to do is throw in a 10 game winning streak. By ESPN:

“You know, 10-11, I mean we could go on a 10-game winning streak, a 12-game winning streak, now the narrative is different,” Davis said. “You know, 10 straight wins, we’re 20-11. Now we’re going to shut everyone up. But it’s up to us. We’re going to have to do it. It won’t just be easy.”

Davis is correct that a double-digit winning streak would have change the narrative. It’s just extremely funny to say that when you’ve only won 10 games all season and just lost in triple overtime to a Kings team who fired their coach a few days ago because they have been such a mess.

Whenever you have to start making unrealistic scenarios in your head, you know things are not going well. And things are not going well for the Lakers. It was their fourth loss in the last six games, they are ranked 22nd in attack, 20th in defense and have a net score of minus-3.2 – worse than teams like Spurs, Timberwolves and Pacers . A team ready to start a long winning streak wouldn’t lose a double-digit home lead in the fourth quarter.

Plus, in case you were wondering about the likelihood of a double-digit winning streak, the Lakers have done it 29 times in franchise history, which dates back to 1947. Most of them they were before the modern era, however, and they’ve only won at least 10 games in a row once in the past decade. It was in November 2019 – the season they won the title.


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