NBA fans are calling Anthony Davis out for unsupportive reaction to LeBron’s record-breaking points

Anthony Davis, Lakers, LeBron James record (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
Anthony Davis, Lakers, LeBron James record (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) /

Anthony Davis did not have the strongest reaction to LeBron James breaking the all-time NBA scoring record.

On Tuesday night, Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James broke one of the most important records in NBA history that has stood since 1984, over 30 years: Cumulative points scored. As of Wednesday morning, he has 38,390 points, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has 38,387. Karl Malone, behind that duo, does not crack 37,000.

It was an accomplishment that evidently warranted stopping the game entirely Tuesday night, to give an idea of how big this was in the NBA world. No waiting for a TV timeout or a quarter to end, the game was immediately paused for a speech and celebration of the moment, even though only 10 seconds remained in the quarter. His family, Rich Paul, and Kareem were on the floor.

But in the midst of all of that, fans noticed that teammate Anthony Davis was less than enthralled with the moment, taking a seat during a Lakers possession while the rest of the Lakers stood waiting for the moment to celebrate.

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Anthony Davis didn’t seem to care about LeBron’s record-setting night

Fans were, somewhat understandably, not happy. Here’s footage of the incident and a reaction from a fan on Twitter:

Some context: Davis had just picked up his fourth foul less than a minute earlier and had been subbed out. So he was somewhat dejected, in part, that he was in foul trouble, in addition to the fact that the Lakers were behind. Davis was not playing well, finishing the game with just 13 points in 30 minutes.

Davis spoke on the moment after the game and had nothing but good things to say about James, but seemed a bit deflated by the loss overall:

Davis said he simply wants to win games.

With the loss, the Lakers fell to 25-30 and sit at 13th in the Western Conference. You can’t really blame him for being entirely unenthused with where the Lakers are at this season.

Kareem himself didn’t seem to be very happy for most of the night, either.

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