Sport can bring with it highs and lows but also spectacular moments of comedy gold, such as what happened to LA Lakers superstar Anthony Davis.
The star has put together a Finals MVP calibre performance so far over overshadowing superstar LeBron James.
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He was instrumental in establishing a 2-0 lead in the NBA Finals for the Lakers and it showed with an off night in game three leading to Miami’s first win of the series.
Scoring just 15 points, five rebounds and three assists — as well as dishing five turnovers — it was an off night for the 208cm 27-year-old.
But while his form has been supreme, Anthony Davis had a moment in game three he’d like to forget.
It was early in the second quarter and Davis was on the bench having picked up two early fouls. His young teammate Kyle Kuzma pulled off a great driving hook shot to earn an and-1 attempt having drawn a foul on the play as well as scoring.
The Lakers bench went straight up with Davis the first man there but Kuzma brushed straight past, brutally leaving him hanging.
While the commentators went back and watched a replay, they were willing to continue without comment but 17-year NBA player and former Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson wouldn’t let it pass without comment.
“Hang on Mike, you just ignored Kuzma left Anthony Davis hanging after the and-1. That‘s Anthony Davis, you make sure he get that,” the ESPN commentator said.
Potentially it was some payback after Kuzma drove into the paint and completely lost control of the ball, before being left on the hardwood by Davis and James in game two.
Hilariously, former Lakers star Josh Hart, who was traded to the New Orleans Pelicans, sent a sympathetic tweet in support of Davis.
“Ahhh held it too long after … got to play it off quicker,” Hart tweeted.
Hart is an expert at being left hanging with a hilarious highlight reel of snubs.
The series is now locked at 2-1 after the Miami Heat’s Jimmy Butler went mental with 40 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds in a crazy display.
It makes him only the sixth man in NBA Finals history to record a triple-double, joining LeBron James (x2), James Worthy and Jerry West. And also makes him only the third player in NBA Finals history to record a 40-point triple-double, joining James and West.
Making his unstoppable day out even more historic, Butler became the first player to record at least 32 points and 12 assists in an NBA Finals game since Michael Jordan did so way back in 1991.