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

Robert Marvi
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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.

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Robert is a native of Santa Monica, Calif., and a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has been an avid NBA fan since he was a little kid in the mid '90s and fell in love with the Nick Van Exel-led Lakers teams. He truly cherishes the Kobe Bryant-era of Lakers basketball and the five world championships that came with it, and is looking forward to the team's next NBA title.