VIDEO: Anthony Davis ignores bloodied shirt to coach up Kyle Kuzma
Kyle Kuzma ruined teammate Anthony Davis’ perfectly good shirt after getting blood all over it on Saturday. Luckily for him, The Brow didn’t seem to mind getting a bit dirty, as he continued to coach up Kuz on the sidelines during a timeout in the Los Angeles Lakers’ hosting of the Miami Heat at Staples Center.
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Lakers center Montrezl Harrell tried to pry Davis away from Kuzma and let him know about the blood. The Lakers superstar, however, was more concerned about being a good teammate and continued preaching to the 4th-year youngster.
Davis, of course, would be in street clothes for about four weeks as he recovers from an Achilles strain. But this hasn’t stopped AD from being there for his teammates, as he assumed a more vocal leadership role even when he’s not available to play on the court.
In the Lakers’ previous loss to the Brooklyn Nets, the 7-time All-Star was seen immediately exchanging notes with LeBron James about some adjustments he noticed while watching the game. Davis’ long absence is indeed a huge blow for the reigning champs, as they try to stamp their class in the division. Prior to his injury, AD was tallying 22.5 points, 8.4 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.3 steals, and 1.8 blocks in 23 games.
This simple yet valiant act shows Anthony Davis’ commitment to his team right now. After all, he can buy all the designer clothes he wants, but the teachings he can give Kyle Kuzma are indeed invaluable.