“Grew up in Chicago but is a Packers fan!?”: Anthony Davis Pulling up to San Francisco for 49ers Game Sets Fans Off

Published 01/20/2024, 8:29 PM EST

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Hours after an embarrassing blow-out loss against the Brooklyn Nets, Anthony Davis faced fans’ hate online. This time, it wasn’t for the Los Angeles Lakers‘ poor run on the court, but the star center’s choice of favorite team. Davis pulled up to SanFran to witness the 49ers take on the Green Bay Packers. The LA side has had a hot-and-cold run this season. After a dominating win against the Mavs and OKC, they went back to their abysmal worst, succumbing to the Brooklyn Nets at home. LA fans were already fuming over the team for its performance. Now, the Chicago Bears fans joined in to hate the Lakers center.

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Ahead of the Saturday evening clash between the Packers and 49ers, Anthony Davis showed up to the stadium, donning the Packers jersey. On top of it, a video of him, confessing his love for the Packers alongside his Lakers teammate surfaced online. It’s known that several franchises’ fans hate the Packers, but the Chicago Bears are considered arch-rivals. And, the Lakers superstar did exactly what the Chicago fans hate, supporting the Packers. Moreover, the 30-year-old star was born and brought up in Chicago. In the video surfaced on social media, Davis stood alongside his teammate D’Angelo Russell in the Levi’s Stadium and confessed his love for the Packers.

Fans swarmed the comments, going off at the Lakers star. One user said, “He grew up in Chicago but is a Packers fan. I am not quite sure how that happened……” Here are some reactions from fans.

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Almost everyone in the comments went off at the superstar for supporting the Packers, despite having a Chicago background.

Davis isn’t the only NBA player to support the Packers. Even Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid showed his support for the Packers in an X post

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Let’s find out the history behind the Chicago-Packers rivalry

The Chicago-Packers rivalry – a brief look back

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This isn’t any 20-year-old rivalry. It’s a century-old rivalry. According to Bleacher Report, the fans have locked horns in a number of heated debates and rivalry since 1921.

The Chicago fans feared Packers’ star Brett Favre the most than anything else in this rivalry. It dates back to 1995, when the Bears had to opportunity to finish the division on top, injured Favre stepped on the field and spoiled their dream with five touchdowns.

It eventually pushed the Bears to the third spot. Similarly, the two teams have a lot of rivalry stories in their tank.

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