“I Know Vanessa is Proud Of Us”: Lakers’ Anthony Davis Sends a Heartening Message Remembering Kobe Bryant

Published 10/11/2020, 11:13 PM EDT
Oct 6, 2020; Miami, Florida, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) celebrates after making a three pointer during the fourth quarter against the Miami Heat in game 4 of the 2020 NBA Finals at AdventHealth Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports


The NBA Finals are over and the Los Angeles Lakers have been crowned the champions of the basketball world. This is the 17th title for the franchise, and the credit goes to the terrific duo of Anthony Davis and LeBron James.

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While LeBron James clinched his fourth NBA ring, it was the first title for Anthony Davis and many other Lakers players. James had promised the Laker Nation that he would bring back glory to the franchise, and the King delivered on his promise.

The victory wouldn’t have been possible without Davis. AD turned out to be the perfect Robin to LBJ’s Batman in the Lakers and was phenomenal in the postseason.

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In the post-game interview, Davis shared his thoughts on the path to becoming NBA champions after this prolonged season. He said, “We’ve been through a lot of ups and downs… It’s been a surreal experience.”

Davis also spoke about the late legend Kobe Bryant in his post-game interview. He said:

Ever since the tragedy, all we wanted to do was do it for him and we didn’t let him down. It would have been great to do it in last game in his jerseys but it made us come out even more aggressive and even more powerful on both ends of the floor to make sure we close it out tonight. I know he is looking down and is proud of us. I know Vanessa is proud of us. The organization is proud of us. It means a lot to us.”

As Davis said, Kobe would have undoubtedly been proud of them for winning this NBA title. This ring might just be the first of many for the terrific duo of LBJ and AD with the Lakers.

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A look back at Anthony Davis’ insane playoff run

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) and forward Anthony Davis (3) celebrate during the fourth quarter in game six of the 2020 NBA Finals at AdventHealth Arena. The Los Angeles Lakers won 106-93 to win the series. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY SportsMandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Brow was sensational throughout his entire 2020 championship run for the Lakers. AD averaged a terrific 27.7 ppg along with 9.7 boards per game during the playoffs. Moreover, AD showed his defensive prowess in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, racking up two blocks and one steal.

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Davis’ arrival, coupled with LeBron James, finally ended the 10-year championship drought for the Lakers. Now the question remains: can the duo win a few more rings together?

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Aikansh Chaudhary

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Aikansh Chaudhary is an NBA columnist for Essentially Sports. Previously, he helped rank various websites using the latest SEO techniques, and wrote over 2000 articles during his stint as a freelance writer. A die hard Lakers fan, Aikansh will forever uphold LeBron James as the GOAT.

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