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Podcast: Should the Lakers let Anthony Davis rest?

Even if Anthony Davis is healthy enough to play, the Lakers should consider giving their star forward some time off.

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This past weekend, we had a pair of unprecedented displays of dominance in the sports world. On Saturday, a 36-year-old LeBron James carried the Los Angeles Lakers to a win over the Detroit Pistons in double overtime. James scored 10 of his 33 points in overtime and only missed one of his field goal attempts in overtime.

Then, on Sunday, a 43-year-old Tom Brady led the Tamp Bay Bucaneers to their first Super Bowl win since 2003. Brady has now won the Super Bowl seven times, including four times in the last 10 years.

Two dominant performances — two games of equal importance.

On today’s episode of “Can U Dig It?” Christian and Jacob discuss both games before digging into the biggest news of the day: that Anthony Davis will likely miss the Lakers’ game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday with Achilles tendinosis.

According to a report from Dave McMenamin of ESPN on Sunday, Davis underwent testing that came back clean, but the word “Achilles” still raises concerns for fans because of how devastating a full rupture of the Achilles tendon can be for a player. So, while it might not technically be necessary for Davis to miss time, Jacob and Christian argue that putting Davis on ice could be beneficial for everyone involved.

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You can also follow Christian on Twitter at @RadRivas, and Jacob at @JacobRude.