Anthony Davis faces backlash over considering Olympic stint amid Team USA comeback rumors with LeBron James

Anthony Davis is known for his versatility, remarkable defensive skills, and scoring ability. Davis has been a key player for the Los Angeles Lakers. With rumors that famous NBA players including LeBron James, Stephen Curry, and Anthony Davis might join Team USA for the 2024 Olympics in Paris, fans are buzzing with excitement.

However, one certain analyst does not support the notion and is particularly against the idea of watching Anthony Davis join the Team for the coming Olympics.

Stephen A. expresses strong disapproval of Anthony Davis’ Olympic plans

NBA star Anthony Davis is said to have voiced his interest to join the US squad for their Olympics campaign in 2024. Although fans surely are excited to watch the power forward play for his national team, Stephen A. Smith is entirely against the idea.

According to a recent post on Twitter from the official Twitter account of ESPN’s “First Take“, Stephen A. Smith has expressed strong disapproval of Anthony Davis’ Olympic plans.  In as much as he admitted that Anthony Davis is a Superstar with legitimate talent, he went ahead to call him a “roller coaster” and said he doesn’t approve of Davis joining the national competition.

He said, “I don’t want to hear nothing about no damn Anthony Davis representing Team USA. Wait a minute now, I need to make sure he is going to show up for Lakers games… I don’t want to see him in no damn international competition, because that might be an excuse for him to miss another 10-20 games.”

As per the analyst, Anthony Davis gets injured way too often. He expects Davis to focus on staying healthy and playing regularly for the Lakers rather than trying to win a gold medal for the national team in the Olympics.

Davis contemplating Team USA reunion with LeBron James for the Olympics

After Team USA’s loss in the FIBA Basketball World Cup, Anthony Davis who won gold medals before is reportedly contemplating to play for Team USA in the upcoming 2024 Olympics in Paris. If he does, Davis could possibly reunite with LeBron James on the national level as well.

Anthony Davis

The rumor that star veteran players can return to Team USA in the coming Olympics has gained a lot of attention lately. The summer Olympics can see Stephen Curry making his Olympic debut as well. Some other star players from the 2021 gold-medal-winning Olympic team, including Jayson Tatum, Devin Booker, and two-time gold medalist Draymond Green might all come back.

How excited are you about the idea of seeing Davis and LeBron play together for the national team again in 2024? Share your take in the comments.

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