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I’ve been sitting on this article for a couple days now. At this point I guess it is more of an ICYMI post more than anything, but this Tom Haberstroh article on Anthony Davis and the Pelicans was too good not to share.
After winning a NCAA Title in 2012 and watching AD go, I think we were all worried how his professional career would go after being drafted by New Orleans. He was going to a team with a lackluster coach, owner and no veteran start to help take AD under his wing to show him the NBA side of basketball.
Just as we are wondering how we should remember the Kentucky Basketball season, New Orleans is wondering the same after its season ended Saturday against the Warriors. It hurts. That is something both fanbases can agree on.
“The truth is that the future looks bright for the Pelicans, much brighter than it did just a month ago, but they still have a ways to go before they grip the nation as tightly as Davis has gripped the league. Soon, the citizens won’t forget there’s a playoff game in town. His brilliance was rarely duplicated by his supporting cast.”
Davis has helped his team do a 180 in his short time there and it would not be surprising to see him be an MVP in the years to come. Haberstroh put it brilliantly himself:
“For Davis, there’s nothing to be ashamed of. We learned this postseason that the reign of Davis has begun. And the league won’t soon forget what a 22-year-old Davis did to them this season. Indeed, Davis and this New Orleans team have arrived.”
Read the full, and lengthy, article here.