Lakers Rookie Takes a Hilarious Dig at Anthony Davis for Pushing Him Down on the Floor

Published 09/21/2020, 1:58 AM EDT
Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis celebrates with teammates after making the game winning basket against the Denver Nuggets in game two of the Western Conference Finals of the 2020 NBA Playoffs. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports


Anthony Davis might never forget the final moments of Game 2 against the Denver Nuggets. He first played some memorable basketball and later showed off some MMA skills. The winning celebration for the Lakers turned into a meme-heaven for troll-makers.

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AD pulled off a buzzer-beater when the game was at stake when the Lakers were trailing by a point. However, the story did not end there. Just as he dropped the three-pointer, the Nuggets looked dejected while the Lakers went bonkers. This was when Anthony Davis’ inner “Anderson Silva” came out.

Talen Horton-Tucker fell on his tail end! 

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As the scoreboard said 105-103, the Lakers bench went rushing to celebrate the victory. The pack included rookie Talen Horton-Tucker, who ran with a basketball in his hands. Little did he know what a roaring Anthony Davis approaching from the other end could do to him. Within a second, he found himself lying flat on the floor, unsure of what had just happened. AD was so filled with adrenaline rush that he kneed Horton down and didn’t even notice. 

The 6’4″ Horton stood no chance against the speeding 6’10” bullet train that was AD. Talen had to be lifted back to his feet which proved the force he must have felt. 

The Lakers forward took a hilarious dig at Anthony Davis

After the game, Talen took to Instagram to share a story that showed him on the floor with a lion cub giving him CPR. He wrote, “Lol aw man I knew it was comin [crying smiley]”. It was point guard Quinn Cook’s story that Talen shared. 

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Talen went on to drop an Instagram post with the caption, “Damn killa I expected you hit the shot but I ain’t expect to be on the floor after.[emojis] That boy @antdavis23 a problem!! Ps the ball never fell out my hands.” He later said, “That knee energized me.” 

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Talen played just two games in the NBA Playoffs 2020, where he averaged 7 points and 2.5 rebounds in the 17 minutes that he played for. Earlier, he also had a few seeding games where he experienced some good games. The organization and coach Frank Vogel have shown faith in Talen, and fans might see more of him in the near future.

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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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