Lakers’ LeBron James dedicates IG post to Anthony Davis’ game-winner
Davis broke the internet on Sunday after knocking down a buzzer-beating three to push the Lakers to a 105-103 win over the Denver Nuggets. James was so impressed with Davis that he took to Instagram to tell the entire world what he thinks about the 27-year old superstar.
The King posted a series of photos of him and Davis celebrating after the game with nothing but praises for AD.
James has proven all season long that he’s more than willing to take a back seat and let Davis take control of games when he’s willing and able. He showed this again on Sunday night as he played decoy on the Lakers’ last play to free up Davis for the go-ahead basket. Though he only finished the game with four assists, he had a massive impact on the game down the stretch which won’t necessarily show up in any box score.
It was James who gave a pick to the running Davis and, given Lebron’s effectivity down the block, both Jerami Grant and Mason Plumlee stayed with him which freed up AD. This last-second defensive mishap spelled game for the Nuggets as Davis converted his last-second shot.
Davis admitted tough that the play was actually drawn for James but he made sure to free himself up to catch Rondo’s inbound pass and eventually drain the 23-footer. Obviously, the last-minute double team on LeBron gave AD more than enough room to square up and make the play.
Given how the game ended, it’s pretty clear that James didn’t mind that the ball didn’t end up on his hands. And, if his post-game IG nod to AD wasn’t clear enough, there’s nothing but love and admiration between these two Lakers stars.
Watch out world – AD is definitely on the way.