‘Why Am I Just Hearing’: LeBron James Unhappy That Anthony Davis Hid the Super Bowl News from Him

Published 02/07/2021, 8:46 PM EST
Jan 12, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) tosses powder in the air before a game against the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports


LeBron James and Anthony Davis share a great camaraderie both on and off the court. They are the face of the Lakers and their duo is solely responsible for almost every W that they register. Needless to say, the two have developed an enviable chemistry.

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But what if one of them realizes that their court buddy is hiding some important news? In the times of social media, this hiding game can prove costly, and Anthony Davis had a close encounter with the same.

Feb 6, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) leads his teammates in a cheer before a game against the Detroit Pistons at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Anthony Davis found himself in a thick soup against LeBron James

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AD is a celebrated athlete today. He won his first NBA title at 27, and he is possibly en route to winning another. With this newfound overnight success that obviously took years of hard work, he is a charm in the world of brand endorsements.

So, it’s not very surprising that the star has signed for a Super Bowl LV commercial. But it was surprising for LeBron James, who complained Anthony Davis did not keep him posted.

Recently, when both were giving an interview and an interviewer asked AD about his feelings, Bron exclaimed (looking at AD), “Why am I just hearing about this?”

To this, AD laughingly answered, “It’s a surprise bro, it’s a surprise. I want you to watch the game like, ‘Yo, you! You know what I’m saying?’, thank you for ruining it (to the reporters).”

Bron later shared his happiness about the news and proudly added, “If you got a commercial on Super Bowl Sunday, you are doing something right.”

Obviously, Super Bowl commercials are a gold mine for everyone associated with them, and King James knows it.

The bond between the Lakers’ duo

When AD joined the Lakers in 2019, the legendary franchise became an instant championship contender. He formed a lethal partnership with LeBron James, and the rest, as they say, is history.

However, AD’s average has been below expectations in the 2020-21 season. Even then, his presence is crucial for LeBron and the Lakers.

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The big-man forward is averaging 22.3 points this season and matching that with LeBron’s 25.5 points, the two still combine close to 50 points per game.

And about the relationship that they share, they can get angry at one another once in a blue moon on the court, but their off-court kinship is quintessential. 

Who do you think Bron and AD cheered for? Was it Tom Brady’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers? Help us know your views in the comments.

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Sourabh Singh

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Sourabh Singh is an NBA sports analyst for EssentiallySports, who has been working with the site since May 2020. Prior to this, he functioned as Managing Editor at WittyFeed, followed by a stint at Decathlon. The Sports Management graduate leads an active lifestyle, veering to the mountains for off-trail adventures.

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