After a 10-minute segment during the 10:00 am SportsCenter, Anthony Davis did an interview with Stephan A. Smith and Skip Bayless for ESPN First Take. The two hosts of the former Cold Pizza show kicked things off by asking Davis about his experience, so he elaborated on what he said on SportsCenter about learning how to dress. He said LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Carmelo Anthony got on to him as soon as he met up with the team to go to dinner.
“They had to give me a little lesson,” Davis told First Take. “When we go out to dinner at Kentucky, we wear shorts and a t-shirt, ya know, so I did the same thing and wore some basketball shorts and a t-shirt. It was a disaster.”
“I went downstairs and everybody was dressed up, so I felt like, ‘Aw man, I’m out of place.’ I didn’t have time to go change so it was just a disaster, and I sat at the end of the table.”
When asked which of his Team USA teammates had a personality similar to his, Davis said LeBron James’ personality most mirrored his own.
“I think he was the leader of that team, he’s just out there,” Davis said of LeBron. “He’s always making guys laugh and that’s what I try to do, even (in New Orleans), when we’re all together, I try to make guys laugh. LeBron did the same thing on that team.”
“I think I connected with LeBron more than any player on the team,” he added. “I hung out with Kobe more than anybody on the team. I think me and Kobe are two totally different people, which is weird, because I hung out with him so much.”
“I learned from all those guys, just from being around them for that two month period.”