LeBron James Interrupts Anthony Davis’ Call of Duty Stream; Shows Concern For Injured Teammate

Published 03/30/2021, 10:50 PM EDT
Feb 28, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) and forward Anthony Davis (3) react to a play while on the bench in the second half of the game against the Golden State Warriors at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports


The Los Angeles Lakers brought in Anthony Davis last season in a huge off-season move. There were a few risks involved, but it paid off when they won the title. One of the reasons behind their success was how quickly Davis developed chemistry with the team, and especially with LeBron James.

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One could see this in a recent video where Davis was playing Call of Duty along with teammate Dennis Schroder. During their game, LeBron called AD and asked, “Oh you in the streets, huh?” “Yeah, me and D.S. are in the streets,” AD replied. “We on COD.” 

When AD asked LeBron why he had called, the 36-year-old said, “Ain’t sh*t, big bird. Just calling to check in on you.”

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Both AD and Bron are on their way to recovering from injuries. Davis has been dealing with a calf injury for over a month now, while LeBron is dealing with an ankle injury.

On the call, AD even asked LeBron if he was going to join later, but LeBron revealed he was at teammate Jared Dudley’s house.

Can LeBron James and Anthony Davis rescue the Lakers when they return?

Davis injured himself again when the Lakers played the Nuggets in February. He left after just 14 minutes and the Lakers ended up losing the game. They played 13 games after that and barely managed seven wins out of that. The impact of AD’s absence was visible, and it only became worse for them when LeBron injured his ankle against the Hawks.

Mar 21, 2021; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Los Angeles Lakers injured forward LeBron James (left) and Anthony Davis against the Phoenix Suns during the first half at Phoenix Suns Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Lakers lost that game as well and followed it up with three more losses. Along with the obvious loss of talent, the lack of LeBron and AD created a leadership void as well. The Lakers turned this around and won their last two games after that, but their schedule is only going to get tougher from hereon.

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They are likely to slide down the standings, so when LeBron and AD return, they will have to do a big rescue job to help the Lakers return to the top. If they rest until the playoffs, then they will have to overcome the loss of a home-court advantage.

Feb 20, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel (right) talks to his team during a timeout in the fourth quarter of the Lakers 96-94 loss to the Miami Heat at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

There is a chance that fans won’t be allowed during the playoffs, making it a similar environment to that of the 2020 playoffs that happened in the Orlando bubble. Everyone knows how AD and Bron played back then, and if they can repeat those performances, the Lakers could retain their title.

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Aaron Mathew is a sports analyst at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Mass Media from Xavier’s College, Aaron has been a part of EssentiallySports since May 2020 where he covers both NBA and NCAA basketball news, and has also covered NBA 2K. In the past, Aaron has worked at the Sports Desk of Mumbai Mirror.

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