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Lakers' LeBron James, Anthony Davis Discuss Virgil Abloh's Legacy

Rob Goldberg@@TheRobGoldbergFeatured Columnist IVNovember 29, 2021

IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR AMERICAN EXPRESS OPEN - Virgil Abloh, Founder of Off-White, is pictured at an American Express OPEN Success Makers event to celebrate the launch of the metal Business Platinum Card on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017 in New York. (Stuart Ramson/AP Images for American Express OPEN)
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Los Angeles Lakers stars LeBron James and Anthony Davis discussed the legacy of Virgil Abloh when asked about him in their postgame press conference Sunday (at the 6:17 mark):

Kyle Goon @kylegoon

Here's the full transcript of LeBron and AD's comments about Virgil Abloh, who died today after a long battle with a rare form of cancer. His work with Off-White and Louis Vuitton is highly influential in NBA circles, which colored this response to <a href="https://twitter.com/swishcultures_?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@swishcultures_</a>' question: <a href="https://t.co/sFTjKmqDpP">pic.twitter.com/sFTjKmqDpP</a>

Abloh died Sunday at the age of 41 after suffering from cardiac angiosarcoma, a rare form of cancer. He was the founder of Off-White and artistic director of Louis Vuitton who often collaborated with Nike and Jordan Brand.

TMZ noted Abloh was the first Black man to run Louis Vuitton.

"I think for a Black community to see someone like that," LeBron said, "for our younger generation and the kids that look up to guys like all of us, to see a guy like Virgil break the barrier to be able to go from where he started to being able to work for Louis Vuitton and Nike and all these unbelievable companies as a Black man, it just does so much for our youth."

Both James and Davis said they wore Abloh's products Sunday as the Lakers earned a 110-106 win over the Detroit Pistons.