Even young players with incredible hops are above the length of Anthony Davis.
On this play, Ja Morant got past the Los Angeles Lakers defense as he did against many teams. Like he had done many times before, Morant elevated in the paint ready to pack one. All of a sudden, the long arms of Davis swooped behind him for a huge block at the height of the rim. The force of the swat led the ball out of bounds, as the Memphis crowd oohed at the play.
The Kobe 4 that A.D. wore in this game was the “Protro” version, which slimmed the heel shape and increased the range of the traction. The heel Zoom Air and soft phylon foam remained in the cushioning, providing lightweight bounce when landing on the heel. The upper features synthetic leather uppers, with Flywire panels in the midfoot for added lockdown.
The “Carpe Diem” colorway Davis rocked for this moment can be found HERE.