Charles Barkley says Anthony Davis is key for Lakers Championship

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Retired NBA player-turned-TNT analyst Charles Barkley joined sports media personality and host of The Herd Colin Cowherd to talk about what’s happening in the NBA Bubble.

Barkley talks about the Los Angeles Clippers, who could be at a disadvantage with combo guard Lou Williams expected to miss at least 2 games, but it’s Anthony Davis of the Los Angeles Lakers who will be the Clippers’ true downfall.

An 11× NBA All-Star doesn’t think the Clippers will have an answer for Davis, and if the Lakers win the championship, it’ll be because of AD.

The two also discuss whether forward Kawhi Leonard has what it takes to be an all-time great and whether the New Orleans Pelicans rookie sensation Zion Williamson is already the 2nd-biggest NBA star behind LeBron James:

This season, Davis is averaging 26.7 points, 9.4 rebounds, 1.5 steals, 2.4 blocks and 3.1 assists per game, while shooting at 51.1 percent from the field and 33.5 percent from three in 55 games.