Anthony Davis will not be trading basketball for baseball any time soon, but he did not fluff his lines when asked to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Dodger Stadium.
Davis, who was dealt to the Los Angeles Lakers in a blockbuster trade this offseason, was in attendance for the Los Angeles Dodgers’ game with the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday.
As part of the Dodgers’ ‘Lakers night’ celebrations, Davis took to the mound and avoided any embarrassment as he sent his pitch down the middle of the plate.
Davis also met Dodgers players before the game and was almost left hanging for a handshake by All-Star Cody Bellinger.
The Dodgers have given Davis and the Lakers plenty to live up to in his first season. They own the joint-best record in MLB and the same kind of success will be expected of Davis, LeBron James and Co. in the 2019-20 NBA campaign.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 21, 2019