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A lovely photo of Anthony Davis sporting his Lakers jersey on the court, in preparation for a game.

Anthony Davis Is In Awe Of Kobe Bryant And His Lifetime Achievements

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It is still with a heavy heart that many speak of Kobe Bryant in relation to the basketball world and the positive impacts he brought to the sport and people. While he was alive, Bryant was a source of inspiration to so many people, especially upcoming basketball players. One of whom was Anthony Davis.

During the Utah Jazz that took place on Monday, Anthony Davis and LeBron James ranked as first teammates to record 20 30-point games in one season.

A throwback photo of Kobe Bryant and a younger version of Anthony Davis bonding during a game.
Instagram | Anthony Davis

The last time something of this sort happened, was in 2002 to 2003. The players who scored these points were Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant.

Davis’ stat line for the Utah Jazz recorded 42 points, 4 assists, and 12 rebounds in a total of 38 minutes. James in the other hand, had a record of 22 points, 9 assists and 8 rebounds in 34 minutes.

After this admirable wins, Davis had an interview with a representative from ESPN, named Rachel Nichols.

A photo caught in motion, showing members of the Boston team trying to prevent Anthony Davis from reaching for the ball mid-air.
Instagram | Anthony Davis

Speaking about the current category he is in, that used to be filled by Bryant, Davis told the interviewer that it was an honor to be in that category with the legend.

“It’s tough just talking about him. But to be in a category with him means a lot. I know he’s looking down on us and cheering us on. We want to do it for him. It’s an honor to even be mentioned with his name.” Davis said to the interviewer.

A photo showing Anthony Davis walking through the court, with his head slightly bowed.
Instagram | Anthony Davis

Bryant’s death came as a devastating shock to the basketball world on January 26, 2020. Reports confirmed that Bryant and his daughter Gigi along with eight other people died in a helicopter crash. This was no doubt one of the saddest news ever for the Bryant family as well as his basketball family.

His death also came 24 hours after LeBron James took over his spot on the NBA all-time scoring list, after a games against Philadelphia 76ers. Since then, many have been in mourning and the Lakers have officially retired numbers 8 and 24, which were the numbers Bryant wore.

A photo showing Anthony Davis dressed in a sweatshirt and skinny jeans at the Staples Center.
Instagram | Anthony Davis

Another amazing basketball player that Davis looks up to, is LeBron James. Davis was excited that he got to hang out with James at the ranch. The 51-15 Lakers team is being supervised by head coach, Frank Vogel and his assistants known as Jason Kidd and Phil Handy.

Davis was intrigued by James’ spirit, because he did not think that they would be able to connect that fast.

James and Davis will have more time to bond as the Lakers are set to play against Oklahoma City Thunder.

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