Lakers star Anthony Davis took root from humble beginnings in Chicago

Los Angeles Times
Lakers star Anthony Davis took root from humble beginnings in Chicago
Lakers star Anthony Davis took root from humble beginnings in Chicago

It's not really a parking lot, this cracked blacktop underneath a row of cars. White lines denote a basketball court, and a sedan is parked on top of the blue painted area in front of the hoop. A man rushes out the back of Perspectives Charter School to tell another they have to get these cars out of there. This is a space for kids to play. Painted on the ground a few yards from them is a remnant of the reason this humble recreation area exists at all. It's a white jersey with blue lettering and the number 23 — the jersey Anthony Davis wore when he was a student at this tiny school. In his day, they'd roll out a portable rim for pickup games and cover the back of it with enough rocks to withstand

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