Anthony Davis Responds To Claims He Wasn’t Happy To See LeBron James Break Scoring Record

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On Tuesday night, 19,068 fans packed into Arena in the hopes of seeing LeBron James surpass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to become the NBA’s all-time scoring leader.

All eyes (and almost every phone in the house) were on the Lakers superstar when he got the ball toward the end of the third quarter just two points shy of the 38,388 mark he needed to take sole possession of first place, and virtually everyone went crazy when he dropped the turnaround jumper to break the record.

However, there was at least one onlooker who didn’t seem to be particularly excited about the development: Anthony Davis, who looked downright disinterested while watching history unfold from the Lakers bench.

Many of the people who overanalyzed Kareem’s body language prior to that momentous occasion also speculated Davis wasn’t particularly amped to see his teammate become the most prolific scorer in NBA history.

Of course, it seemed like there was a very good chance the Lakers big man was more concerned with the outcome of the game that was overshadowed by LeBron’s achievement—and he confirmed that was the case while addressing what is really a non-story while speaking with the media following the team’s loss to the Bucks on Thursday night.

Here’s what he had to say via ESPN:

“It’s about the game. I mean, we’re losing to the Oklahoma City Thunder, a game we needed. And I was pissed off that we were losing.

It’s that simple. It’s nothing that has to do with ‘Bron. He knows that. Everybody else is outside looking in, it’s their opinion. But I was pissed off that we were losing the game.”

That should settle that.

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Connor Toole is the Deputy Editor at BroBible. He is a New England native who went to Boston College and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. Frequently described as "freakishly tall," he once used his 6'10" frame to sneak in the NBA Draft and convince people he was a member of the Utah Jazz.