Anthony Davis only played with Kobe Bryant for a brief period, but the Lakers’ guard left an indelible impression on the young Pelicans center. Davis told reporters at the NBA’s media day on Friday that since the two played together on Team USA in 2012, he looked to Bryant as a mentor and a “big brother since the Olympics.”
Davis added that to have Bryant on the floor with him one last time would be surreal. “It probably won’t hit any of us until it’s actually happening, and then the game’s over and you realize that’s it for 24 at All-Star weekend,” he said. “It’s probably going to be the most surreal at that point.”
Davis also said that he wants Bryant to go out blazing, and will look to get him the ball every chance he gets.
“I am going to try to get him the ball every time,” Davis told Yahoo Sports. “Last All-Star Game, I want him to score 50. He might not have the legs. He might not play as much. But when he is in the game, I’m going to look for him. He’s a phenomenal player.”
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