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Anthony Davis tells NBATV “all 29 other teams are on list”

(Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Anthony Davis sat down with NBATV at the NBA’s All-Star Weekend Media Day to attempt to bring some clarity to the drama that has followed him since he requested a trade from the Pelicans three weeks ago.

AD explained to Isiah Thomas and Grant Hill why he made the request when he did, “Being honest helps everybody, I wanted to give management more than enough time so they could make the best decision for them. New Orleans always respected me, and I felt like I should do the same.”

“I had a plan, I had steps to follow that plan and did what I was supposed to do. Obviously I knew there was a chance where it probably wasn’t going to happen. So I’m still here. You want to take control of your career. That’s what I tried to do.”

The All-Star center reiterated that winning is his number one priority moving forward, and that it’s not about moving to a bigger market. It had been previously reported that AD’s list of preferred destinations consisted of just four teams, including the Lakers, Clippers, Bucks, and Knicks.

AD told the NBATV guys otherwise, “All 29 other teams are on my list, I don’t have a preferred destination. I just want to win. Whatever team I get traded to, I’ll play for that year [and] make the best of it. When free agency comes, we’ll see what happens. I can’t tell the future.”

Tune in to tonight’s All-Star game to watch AD team up with James Harden, Kyrie Irving, and Kevin Durant as part of Team Lebron.


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WATCH: Kentucky Players huddle around after Beating Tennessee to watch Hami in the Slam Dunk Contest

Last night was one of the best days to be a Wildcat, maybe ever. From starting the morning off with College Gameday and having Mckinley Webb sink a half-court shot for 19 thousand dollars, to Kentucky baseball and Softball both winning in the afternoon, which led into one of the best Kentucky performances under Cal, and all of it was capped off by Hamidou Diallo winning the 2019 Slam Dunk Contest.

But, one of the coolest moments came directly after Kentucky’s victory over Tennesee. After dominating the number one team in the nation, what was the first thing the Cats did? They rushed back to the locker room to watch Hami win the 2019 Slam Dunk Contest.

What a cool moment that further shows that Kentucky basketball is a family and a brotherhood that lasts a lifetime.


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Fox, Knox and Gilgeous-Alexander set for Friday night’s NBA Rising-Star Game

Fox, Knox and Gilgeous-Alexander set for Friday night’s NBA Rising-Star Game

The NBA Rising-Star game is almost upon us, and three former Wildcats will be on the game roster. De’Aaron Fox, Kevin Knox and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander will all suit up for the NBA’s up-and-comer competition. The Rising-Star game features players in their first and second years in the league. All the action is going down at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, but you can watch it all from the comfort of your home on TNT. The game is set to tip at 9 p.m.

In addition to the former Cats, players including Ben Simmons, Jayson Tatum and Trae Young will all participate. Knox got the call when Lonzo Ball pulled out of the game due to an ankle injury (or, he still doesn’t want to play next to Fox. Whatever you choose to believe).

Friday night’s game is just the beginning of a basketball-filled weekend. Of course, Kentucky vs. Tennessee takes place Saturday night, but so will the NBA Skills Challenge, 3-point contest and the Slam Dunk contest. The NBA All-Star game will be Sunday night at 8:00 p.m. In total, there will be an astonishing seven Wildcats participating in the weekend.

The Skills Challenge (Saturday, 2/16): De’Aaron Fox

The 3-point Contest (Saturday, 2/16): Devin Booker

The Slam Dunk Contest (Saturday, 2/16): Hamidou Diallo

The All-Stars Game (Sunday, 2/17): Anthony Davis and Karl-Anthony Towns.

How awesome would it be to see a Kentucky sweep? Gilgeous-Alexander may have picked against Booker in the 3-point competition, but he’s going with Hami for the dunk contest:

Remember, tonight’s action starts at 9 on TNT.