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Anthony Davis on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Last night our young superstar Anthony Davis was on his first late night program. He came on with Jimmy Kimmel and totally killed it. He had on a teal hoodie (we will forgive him for the color choice) and engaged in some solid banter with Adam Corolla’s best friend. The highlights:

— Kimmel in the opening monologue says “Anthony Davis is only 19 years old and already has one national title and one eyebrow.”

— He mentioned the fact that there were 3,000 people at the airport when they landed, “it was crazy..there were even babies with unibrows.”

— When asked about his unibrow: “When I first got to KY, people said I looked like Bert from Bert and Ernie, but then I said, it’s me so why not embrace it.

— “Coach Cal is forcing us to go to class…I don’t know why, we just won the national championship.”

— “Fans are crazy in Kentucky…they love horse racing and Kentucky basketball.” Kimmel suggests he become a jockey.

— He said the first thing he wants to do when he gets to the NBA is buy a white on white Bentley.

— Davis also said he had a speech due on Tuesday, but that he got it pushed back to Monday so he could celebrate. These are the types of professors that I can get behind.

— Davis says he would rather block a shot than dunk the ball. “Blocking a shot makes the other team mad.”

— Anthony is asked what he will do now and he says, “I might return to school, I may even take over your job.” Jimmy Kimmel then responds, “we do have a two eyebrow minimum here.”

— Jimmy Kimmel laughs at the idea of Davis having to decide whether to enter the draft. Davis says his mom wants him to return to school but “my dad looks at her and asks if she is crazy.”

— Davis notes that John Calipari does what is best for the player and that he knows Calipari will give him the right advice.

Overall, Anthony did a great job and looked comfortable joking around with Kimmel. The kid has come a long way from when I first saw him after his Junior year of high school. It was great to watch him have a breakout television moment.

Article written by Matt Jones

29 Comments for Anthony Davis on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

  1. Big Daddy
    9:20 am April 6, 2012 Permalink


    9:21 am April 6, 2012 Permalink

    Anthony Davis is my favorite player of all time. ALL TIME!

  3. Big Daddy
    9:21 am April 6, 2012 Permalink

    Seriously though he is a great kid and I would love to see him back next year. He would be crazy though to pass up being a first pick even though you go to a crappy team.

  4. ElmerFudd
    9:23 am April 6, 2012 Permalink

    I got up to feed our baby and turned the tv on to watch the show. I thought AD did a great job. He seemed comfortable and relaxed. Pretty funny kid too.

  5. Chuck
    9:24 am April 6, 2012 Permalink

    Just finish the semester, AD. Don’t go all Daniel Orton. After that, get your money.

  6. bluefan
    9:26 am April 6, 2012 Permalink

    So proud of the great job this young man did last night. I have a feeling that was just the first of many talk show appearances in his life.

  7. jchristine87
    9:28 am April 6, 2012 Permalink

    He did such a great job! Proud to have had him at UK.. even if only for a year!

  8. Maybe
    9:30 am April 6, 2012 Permalink

    He’s kinda got a tough choice really. I know the money makes it a sure thing, but good gosh, going to play in Charlotte? Talk about being sucked into a black hole of failure. Not sure how much the picture changes if he waited another year, and obviously he’s always going to go to a crappy team, but man, it doesn’t get a whole lot worse than going to Charlotte I don’t think.

  9. CatsFanInKnoxville
    9:34 am April 6, 2012 Permalink

    If you didn’t stay up to watch it, you can get it online.

  10. Explorer
    9:34 am April 6, 2012 Permalink

    NBA has a lottery. He does not automatically go to the team with the worst record.

  11. Bledsoe's Biceps
    9:36 am April 6, 2012 Permalink

    Charlotte is a terrible team, but $10 mil a year (contract, shoe deal, etc)sure eases a lot of the misery. Plus he’s not stuck there forever. If he performs well, better teams will be trying to trade for him.

  12. Azubuike's Bicep
    9:37 am April 6, 2012 Permalink

    His girls to eyebrow ratio HAS to be Infiniti:1

  13. Zoso
    9:45 am April 6, 2012 Permalink

    Wasn’t too thrilled with the way Kimmel pushed the whole not going to class thing, but I thought AD handled it well.

  14. Catfan
    9:47 am April 6, 2012 Permalink

    Great job by AD. Just wish he had worn a UK sweatshirt. Wish him all the success next year and beyond.

  15. Sean
    9:49 am April 6, 2012 Permalink

    I really hope the Wizards get that first pick. John Wall and ‘Tone Davis? Yes please, I will buy all the wizards crap they have!

  16. ThankfulCat
    9:49 am April 6, 2012 Permalink

    What a great kid!

    He makes us all proud that he is at Kentucky.

  17. BigBlueAces
    9:56 am April 6, 2012 Permalink

    What an awesome kid! Great job on Kimmel.

  18. Ap
    10:19 am April 6, 2012 Permalink

    Charlotte will not get the number 1 pick, the worse team rarely gets it, it’s pretty much a 25% chance. I’m hoping wizards tho.

  19. MtnCat
    10:32 am April 6, 2012 Permalink

    Go chase that dream AD, We’re behind you !!

  20. Gavin S.
    10:40 am April 6, 2012 Permalink

    He was hilarious.

  21. Ghorn
    10:55 am April 6, 2012 Permalink


  22. the alarm clock
    10:57 am April 6, 2012 Permalink

    It was funny when they showed his Mom in a unibrow mask….cracked me up.

  23. tsmithpage
    11:04 am April 6, 2012 Permalink

    I was annoyed that Kimmel kept telling Davis to quit going to class, but hopefully Davis is smarter than Orton and appreciates why he can’t just drop out at this point.

  24. John Ellis
    12:15 pm April 6, 2012 Permalink

    That’s turquoise, teal is green. Kimmel is the frat boy talk show host, so of course he pushed why are you going to class? Between Cal and his mother, I suspect Anthony will get his work done. He’ll need speech class, he’s going to be making public appearances a lot. I hope his mom wins out, imagine what he’d do over four years. He’s already one of the great college players ever. There is insurance in case of injury. Update on the tournament, the refs called a charge on him on that play in the Kimmel hallway, and the stats have been revised to reflect that.

  25. xcoach
    12:27 pm April 6, 2012 Permalink

    What kind of sweatshirt was that?

  26. UKBlue
    12:48 pm April 6, 2012 Permalink

    You can tell Matt is still new to this entertainment thing; they would have had a rack of clothes for AD to choose from to wear on the show, those weren’t his clothes.

    Hope AD wasn’t serious about the Bentley, spending money like that will get you in the Antoine Walker boat.

  27. Bobby Boucher
    1:15 pm April 6, 2012 Permalink


  28. Not the world's expert on everything
    8:52 pm April 6, 2012 Permalink

    26: Hoodie is from Leaders 1354, a trendy apparel store in AD’s hometown Chicago, probably not off the rack at Kimmel’s. More likely a purchase or gift promoting ChiTown and Leaders.

  29. rj
    9:50 pm April 6, 2012 Permalink

    I am so glad somebody knew about that shirt. I have obsessing about it all day and I knew KSR would not let me down