The Los Angeles Lakers big man Anthony Davis was huge in last nights game hitting a game-winner. The Lakers are currently in a series against the Denver Nuggets. It has been great to see them come out strong, winning the first 2 games. This is in stark contrast to what happened in the first 2 rounds. The Lakers lost game one to both the Portland Trailblazers and the Houston Rockets before bouncing back.
Most of the Lakers success can be attributed to Anthony Davis and LeBron James. The two have been huge in the playoffs and have single-handedly one several games. But that does not mean they are invincible. If they want to get to the finals for the first time in almost a decade, other pieces will need to step up.
Hopefully the Lakers are aware of what is at stake here. LeBron is one of the most decorated players of all time. It has been great to see him step up when the team needs him most. Hopefully they are able to get it down against tne Denver Nuggets.
Anthony Davis Speaks Out After Hitting Game-Winner
AD was not shying away from the win, however. He came out and explained what he saw. AD was able to hit a last second shot to win the game for the Lakers.
Head coach Frank Vogel talked about the shot AD took to win the game. He attributed it to something Kobe would do,
“That’s a shot Kobe Bryant would hit. To me, AD coming off just flying to the wing like that, catch-and-shoot with the biggest game on the line of our season, nothing but net, it’s a Mamba shot.”
Apparently though, the play was originally for LeBron.
This isn’t surprising to see. Davis was very close with Kobe, as were most Lakers players. He talked about the day he found out about Kobe’s death.
“And Dwight tells me, ‘Man, Kobe died.’ And me thinking as invincible as Kobe Bryant is, I’m like, ‘Kobe who?’ Because I’m like, that’s not—it’s not Kobe Bryant.”
“And he was like, ‘Kobe.’ And I was like, ‘OK. Kobe who? I’m not sure who you’re talking about.’ And he was like, ‘Kobe Bryant.’ And at this time, Bron is still asleep. So I was like, ‘Wait, what? How? Like, I need details, like, tell me.’ And he was like, ‘Man, helicopter crash.”
“I want to get better,” Davis explained. “You can’t try to become a better player on and off the floor and be nervous to learn from other guys who’ve done it before you. So I’ve never been nervous to ask a question whether in film, on the court, something I don’t know I’ll ask and hear what people have got to say.”