As the biggest addition the Los Angeles Lakers made this offseason — sorry, Frank Vogel — Anthony Davis got to do what is quickly becoming an annual tradition and throw out the first pitch for the L.A. Dodgers on “Lakers Night” at Chavez Ravine.
But before Davis tossed out the first pitch, the purple and gold’s newest superstar got to have some fun in the Dodgers’ clubhouse:
It’s @Lakers Night tonight and you already know @AntDavis23’s in the building! #LakeShow | #LABleedsBlue pic.twitter.com/oGQC3KzQN5— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 21, 2019
It also appears that Josh Hart’s inability to connect on any high-five ever may have transferred over to Davis during their trade for each other in some sort of Space Jam-esque accident. Maybe this is Davis’ storyline for the sequel?
Don’t do him like that, @Cody_Bellinger. pic.twitter.com/YW7Jslp3bf— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 21, 2019
After Davis was done with all that, though, he got to actually head out to the pitcher’s mound and throw the first pitch of the night. These are always one of the few situations that can make actual professional athletes more relatable, as even the most athletic among us have whiffed on first pitches before, but there was no such concern for Davis, evidently.
The seven-footer unfurled his right arm, and while his pitch wasn’t a fastball, it fairly effortlessly got to the plate and did just what everyone wants their pitch to do in that situation: Not embarrass them.
.@AntDavis23 First Pitch on @Lakers night was a Strike right down the middle. #Lakers #AnthonyDavis #Lakeshow pic.twitter.com/QZrqWwgDBu— LakeShow Audeezy (@AudelDelToro) August 21, 2019
If the Lakers get out and run much at all this year, Davis may be able to put that type of accuracy to good use on fast breaks. And for Davis, it was just the first of many ovations from the Los Angeles faithful that he’s likely to receive this year.
Here are a few more photos from what looked like a fun night for everyone involved.
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