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Davis has big night, LeBron James is impressed

Anthony Davis was not the only former Kentucky player to show well for himself last night in NBA pre-season action, but he is the first one we are going to highlight on KSR this morning. Davis and his young Hornets team matched up against the defending NBA champion Miami Heat. Although it was just a pre-season game, Davis showed why he was the #1 draft pick. Davis finished the night with 24 points and 11 rebounds. Darius Miller had a nice night for the Hornets as well. Miller logged 16 minutes, draining both of his 3-point attempts while playing very strong on the defensive end.

Davis tweeted that he enjoyed playing against his “bros” LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. James had some kind words for the young Davis, his former Team USA teammate: “Yes sir! Way to ball up”

Article written by Ally Tucker

I once successfully requested "The Wobble" to be played 6 times at one wedding.

8 Comments for Davis has big night, LeBron James is impressed

  1. Will
    10:02 am October 27, 2012 Permalink

    The best thing AD did by being on that Olympic team this year is earn the respect of the biggest stars in the NBA. He didn’t get a lot of playing time, but when he got in the game he came out and showed that he did belong and you could tell the other guys liked him and had a lot of respect for him.

  2. RaleighCat
    10:12 am October 27, 2012 Permalink

    In the immortal words of General Maximus, Anthony Davis is going to “Unleash Hell” on The Association. Just wait and see. The kid has only scratched the surface of his vast hoop potential.

    Darius Miller is also going to thrive. #1 is going to hit long threes, hustle and play good D. Perfect off the bench.

    Now if only our boys could ditch that Dookie ball hoggin gunner, Austin Rivers.

  3. fish on
    10:35 am October 27, 2012 Permalink

    if Cal stays around awhile and keeps doing what he is, just imagine how many UK players will be in the nba in a few more years. every team mite have a former ky player!

  4. Yngvie Malmsteen.
    10:42 am October 27, 2012 Permalink

    Isn’t that response from Wade?

  5. Tony
    10:45 am October 27, 2012 Permalink

    Looks like it’s time for some serious dental work! You can afford it now AD.

  6. nitpicking
    10:57 am October 27, 2012 Permalink

    2- isn’t miller wearing #2 for NO? Although he’ll always be #1 for the big blue fanbase.

    3- someone posted an insightful comment the other day about the short career life of the average NBA player. They made a good case for a “wave” of players that will reach some sort of peak where the incoming players will be matched by those leaving the league. Still an incredible impact and a telling indicator of his recruiting and coaching.

  7. fish on
    12:01 pm October 27, 2012 Permalink

    6- when 5 guys a year are going pro, its gonna add up quickly

  8. MCaron
    5:12 pm October 27, 2012 Permalink

    So next time you need a photoshop job… don’t call whoever did that one.