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Anthony Davis throws out first pitch at Dodgers game

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Aug 21, 2019 7:22 AM ET

Anthony Davis handled opening pitch duties in Tuesday's game between the Blue Jays and Dodgers.

On Lakers Night at Dodger Stadium, it was the newest member of the team who took the pregame spotlight.

Big man Anthony Davis, whom the Los Angeles Lakers acquired in a summer blockbuster trade, threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Los Angeles Dodgers took on the Toronto Blue Jays. Before that took place, though, Davis got a tour of the Dodgers' locker room, replete with meeting the team, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts and getting a few practice swings in the batting cages.

When it came time to make his pitch, Davis was solid. He threw a perfect strike to pitcher-turned-catcher Kenley Jansen and then put his hands up in a celebration of sorts afterward.Β 

Aside from Davis, the Laker Girls were also in attendance to cheer him on and plenty of new "Davis, No. 3" Lakers uniforms were spotted in the crowd as well.Β 

Other current and former NBA players have thrown out pitches at MLB games this summer, including NBA legends Dirk Nowitzki (Texas Rangers), Channing Frye (Cleveland Indians) and Bill Walton (San Diego Padres) as well as the Chicago Bulls' Ryan Arcidiacono (Chicago White Sox) and the Milwaukee Bucks' Pat Connaughton (Milwaukee Brewers).


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