Lakers’ LeBron James After Anthony Davis’ Injury: ‘Who Said It Would Be Easy?’

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 01: LeBron James #23 and Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers while playing the Phoenix Suns at Staples Center on January 1, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Lakers won 117 to 107. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)

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Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James is taking a pragmatic approach toward things in the wake of Anthony Davis’ back injury suffered during Tuesday’s 117-87 win over the New York Knicks at Staples Center. 

Per ESPN’s Dave McMenamin, James said afterward the team wasn’t going to have a simple path to its ultimate goal this season. 

“Who said it would be easy? In the NBA, guys get injured. Guys get sick. Obviously we know what AD’s meant for this team. Obviously there’s no replacing him. You can’t say you replace what he does, he does everything. But everybody else has got to chip in and be better. We’ll see what happens with his injury and take it from there.”

Davis was injured in the third quarter when he landed hard on his back trying to block Julius Randle’s shot. He immediately grabbed his bac

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