Watch: Lakers’ Anthony Davis Hilariously ‘Gas-Pranked’ by the Reporters

Published 01/05/2021, 8:33 AM EST
Dec 22, 2020; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) reacts in the third quarter against the LA Clippers at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports


Anthony Davis is not only one of the best big men in the league but also one of the funniest. He can dish out a joke and he can sportingly take one too.

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Speaking on the eve of the LA Lakers‘ game against the Memphis Grizzlies, he was discussing who had the best floater in the NBA. What he did not know that someone from the media had brought with them a ‘fake fart toy’ to play a prank on him.

Jan 1, 2021; San Antonio, Texas, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) shoots against San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan (10) in the first half at the AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports

“Me and Trez (Montrezl Harrell) have an argument about who has the best floater as a big. You know, my floaters, I’ll bring it out more for you guys but…” At this juncture, somebody made a gas noise. A confused Anthony said“Are you serious? Did you guys hear that?”

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When told that it was a prank and that they had a gas-squeezer with them, Anthony Davis burst out laughing and said, “Damn, shit…”

Anthony Davis on whom between him and Montrezl Harrell has the best floater and then someone passes gas video courtesy of the @Lakers: pic.twitter.com/2qa7TDINmU

— The Lakers Review (@TheLakersReview) January 4, 2021

Anthony Davis is not new to the pranking world

While Anthony was on the receiving end of a prank this time, he is more habituated to playing the clown himself. On April Fool’s Day 2018, he shot a fake video of him shaving his trademark ‘Uni-Brow’ while he was still plying his trade for the New Orleans Pelicans.

Firstly, he admitted that he had wanted to make this ‘drastic change’ for a while. He had been thinking of shaving his brow for a while. Then he applied a little shaving cream and took a razor.

Here, the camera was cut off for a few seconds. Once the camera came back on, the unibrow was gone. “New A.D.,” he said. “New brow. Let’s get it.” However, he soon owned up to his prank, and his unibrow lived to see another day.

The people have spoken, time for a little change… pic.twitter.com/i5GiGdMei9

— Anthony Davis (@AntDavis23) March 31, 2018

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Come on y'all!! Y'all knew I wasn't cutting it lol. #AprilFools We got ya!! @redbull pic.twitter.com/l4H63aOEAW

— Anthony Davis (@AntDavis23) April 1, 2018

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It is great that Anthony is so free-spirited along with being a world-class player.

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Bharat Aggarwal is a sports analyst for EssentiallySports, covering Formula 1 and NBA. A Delhi University graduate, Bharat has multi-year experience in sports writing, having closely worked with the content strategy aspect as well. Bharat Aggarwal supports Manchester United, Lewis Hamilton, Cristiano Ronaldo, Rafael Nadal, Dirk Nowitzki, Sachin Tendulkar, Ayrton Senna, Kristaps Porzingis, and Dallas Mavericks.

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