Not only did the Los Angeles Lakers lose Game 5 to the Golden State Warriors, but they also lost star big man Anthony Davis to a head injury. Davis, who has been rather injury-prone during his Lakers career, succumbed to a head injury after Warriors center Kevon Looney elbowed him in the face late in the fourth quarter.
Inside the NBA analysts and legendary players Shaq and Charles Barkley, never ones to hold back their reactions, were in tears- but not tears of sadness.
Shaq and Barkley could not stop laughing about the fact that Davis left the game in a wheelchair with a head injury.
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Ernie Johnson attempted to keep this segment going to no avail, as Shaq and Barkley were in tears from laughter.
Barkley attempted to answer a question from Johnson, but simply could not keep it together.
Clearly, both Shaq and Barkley felt that the Lakers star was being more than a little dramatic leaving the game in a wheelchair.
It’s definitely not a good look for Shaq and Barkley to be laughing after an injury but it’s worth noting that the two likely didn’t have any malicious intent with their laughter.
And fortunately, Davis appears to be ok.
The Lakers big man exited the game on a wheelchair with what was believed to be a concussion, though NBA insider Chris Haynes reported that Davis had not suffered a concussion and was “doing much better.”
It’s not the first time that Davis has taken heat in some form from Shaq and Chuck. They had blasted him after a down performance in the Lakers’ first round series against the Memphis Grizzlies.
This time, the two TNT stars couldn’t believe how Davis exited the Lakers game with his injury.
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