Lakers star Anthony Davis’ honest rating of buzzer-beating triple in West Finals vs. Nuggets
Los Angeles Lakers superstar Anthony Davis spent his off day on Wednesday by answering a few questions on NBA Reddit. One of the many questions asked was where he would rank the buzzer-beating three he shot in last season’s Western Conference Conference Finals. His answer? Number one.
“Number 1. That’s my best career play thus far. I’ve hit big shots, hit buzzer beaters before, but to do it in that setting in the Western Conference Finals, that’s number 1,” the Lakers star wrote.
True enough, it was a big moment for Davis and the Lakers. A lot of people consider the shot as The Brow’s coming out party in the playoffs. It was an iconic shot for Davis, who also screamed “KOBE” right after the shot went in while wearing their Mamba Jerseys. Talk about the perfect tribute to the greatest Laker of all time.
The Brow was spectacular in last season’s playoffs, during which he was considered arguably the second-best player next to his teammate LeBron James. He averaged 31.2 points, 6.2 rebounds, 2.6 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game in the West Finals. He went on to win the championship and came second in the NBA Finals MVP voting.
Unfortunately, the 2020-21 season has been an up and down for Davis. After just 72 days of rest, AD suffered an Achilles and calf injury and was ruled out for more than two months. The good news is that he is slowly getting back to shape as he had his best game versus the Nuggets on Monday.
THIS BLOCK BY AD 🤯 pic.twitter.com/3iH2S49aMG
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 4, 2021
Anthony Davis delivered the game-sealing block against Facundo Campazzo and shot the last minute bucket that brought the Lakers up to four points. It’s safe to assume that there might just be something about the Nuggets and Davis’ game-winning plays.