Is Anthony Davis Upset About The Fact That He’s Going To Be Drafted By The New Orleans Hornets?
On Wednesday night, the New Orleans Hornets won the 2012 NBA Draft Lottery. As a result, they’ll have the first pick in the 2012 NBA Draft and, barring some major catastrophe, they’ll select former University of Kentucky center Anthony Davis. Some people out there have argued that NBA Commissioner David Stern helped rig the lottery to give the Hornets—who are still technically owned by the league—the chance to select Davis. But, regardless of whether that’s true or not, the fact remains that Davis will be a Hornet next season.
Is he mad about that, though? It sounds like he is. In fact, while most potential draftees are usually incredibly vague about the prospects of them playing in one city or another prior to the draft—”I’ll be happy wherever I go” is the common response—Davis made it a point to say he and his family are not particularly thrilled about the Hornets winning the lottery.
“A lot of disappointment inside my family,” he said during an appearance on the Dan Patrick Show late last week. “My mom wanted me to go to Charlotte. I have a lot of good friends in Charlotte. At the same time, it wasn’t my call. A lot of guys are disappointed but they have to move on and make the best out of New Orleans.”
Not exactly a ringing endorsement for the Hornets! But, there is one thing that is important to know before you rip the kid. Davis grew up in Chicago, so a lot of people in his family were big Michael Jordan fans back in the 1990s when MJ was running the league. So, they wanted to see him thrive under Jordan, who now owns the Charlotte Bobcats. But, they’ll have to make amends with the fact that he’s going to be a Hornet next season after they pick him No. 1 in the draft.
Hey, worse things could be happening to him, right? We’re sure that once that first paycheck comes in, they’ll get over it.