One of the craziest moments in Anthony Davis’ career happened to make a difference in the tight playoff race in 2015.
Davis’ Pelicans actually led 113-110 agains the OKC Thunder with less than two seconds left in regulation. Unfortunately, the Pels fouled Russell Westbrook on a long three. New Orleans would call a timeout after the Brodie sank all three free throws to tie the game with 1.2 seconds remaining.
Davis started in the corner on the following inbound and cross screened to get Eric Gordon open briefly. Davis then got into KD’s body at the top of the key before flaring out to the three point line. After almost 5 seconds, the ball was flung to the Brow who immediately went up. Durant’s equally long arms forced an adjustment, with A.D. double clutching the shot. The buzzer sounded moments after Davis released the ball, floating for seconds before dropping into the net. Davis fell on his backside, but got up immediately to celebrate the crazy shot.
The Pelicans finished the season tied with the Thunder for the 8th seed in the West. This shot ended up being the tie-breaker needed for Anthony Davis’ squad to get into the playoffs for the first time since 2011.
The shoes Anthony Davis rocked for this clutch moment was the Nike Zoom Hyperposite 2. The big man shoe notably featured a thick “foamposite” upper with zones cut out for added breathability. The sneakers boasted a bouncy full-length Zoom Air unit for added responsiveness.
A.D. rocked a USA PE colorway for this highlight, but you can find other colors of the Nike Zoom Hyperposite 2 at StockX.
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