Anthony Davis recounts epic story of first time he played against Kobe Bryant - Lakers Daily

Anthony Davis recounts epic story of first time he played against Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant and Anthony Davis

Ever since Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant died nearly one year ago, the team’s torch of greatness has been passed to LeBron James and Anthony Davis.

After the Lakers defeated the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday, Davis talked about the first time he played against the Black Mamba.

To a certain extent, Bryant was somewhat injury-prone during his 20-year career. However, his pain threshold, determination and ironclad will to persevere and win allowed him to adapt and continue to play well even when he was hurt.

Davis was a rookie during the 2012-13 season, which was arguably Bryant’s last season as a truly elite NBA player.

Today, Davis is playing a huge role in the Lakers’ return to glory. He took his impressive all-around game to an even higher level last season, and thanks to his talent and skill, his team currently has the NBA’s best record at 12-4.