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Today on KSR: Anthony Davis is a Laker

(Photo via Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images North America)

(Photo via Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images North America)

Davis and the Lakers Win Big, Pelicans Waste A Generational Talent

Last night, Anthony Davis was traded from the New Orleans Pelicans to the Los Angeles Lakers where he will be joining superstar LeBron James. This is an amazing trade for Davis no matter how you slice it. He got exactly what he wanted by teaming up with James and by ending up in the desirable city of Los Angeles.

At just twenty-six years-old, Davis has the better part of his career in front of him with arguably the greatest basketball player of all-time. With the Golden State Warriors being depleted with injuries for most of next season, this was the perfect window for anyone to snatch up Davis for at least a one-year rental. If you think that’s a bad idea, then just ask Kawhi Leonard and the Toronto Raptors who are still partying it up in Canada after winning the NBA Finals this year.

The point is that no other team wisely went after Davis with the exception of the Lakers so kudos to them. Not only did they secure Davis, but the Lakers also kept Kyle Kuzma who was their best young player. Sure, they gave up Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart, and three first-round draft picks. However, Ingram and Ball are riddled with injuries and have disappointed so far in their careers. Hart is just a simple bench player, the fourth overall pick isn’t going to be that great this season, and the other two draft picks will be late in the first round.

Overall, it’s a risk to give up so much for the Lakers, but nothing they gave away was great or even good for that matter. The Lakers gave away a bunch of “fine” assets for a generational talent who New Orleans never surrounded with adequate talent. Congrats to the Lakers and to Davis!

Now, let’s see what Lavar Ball has to say about his son getting traded….

Did you really expect him to say anything different? At least the man is consistent in his personality.

Another Great Boxing Moment

Two weeks ago, the boxing world witnessed a historic upset as the chubby Anthony Ruiz jr. defeated heavy favorite Anthony Joshua for the heavyweight title of the world. However, there is a newcomer who has stepped onto the scene in a big way. His name is Tyson Fury, and just look at how he entered last night’s fight against Ton Schwarz.

Doing the iconic Apollo Creed entrance from Rocky 4 is a bold, bold move. One could say that its a stupid and even disrespectful decision. Apollo died shortly after his entrance. Yes, its just a movie, but I still have hard feelings about it. However, Fury did an amazing job living up to Creed’s namesake as he knocked out Schwarz in just the second round of the fight. What’s even cooler is that he looked a lot like Creed while doing it.

Boxing has been on a bit of hot streak this month with Ruiz Jr.’s upset and now with Fury’s entertaining and flashy performance. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen the sporting world talk about this sport this much. Who knows? Maybe boxing is making a full comeback onto the national scene. Personally, I’m just glad that some sport is keeping my attention while we must wait for college football to come back.

Big Blue Nation Waits on Blackshear’s Decision

After taking visits to Florida and Arkansas, Virginia Tech star Kerry Blackshear Jr. will be visiting Tennessee as reported by Evan Daniels on Friday. An All-ACC forward that averaged 14.9 points and 7.5 rebounds per game at Virginia Tech in 2018-19, Blackshear is reportedly still interested in Kentucky, Texas A&M, Gonzaga, Michigan State and Memphis.

It is widely believed that not only will Blackshear make a visit to Kentucky, but that Lexington will be the last campus he will visit before he transfers. While this may seem like positive news, the visit still needs to happen first. The mind of a recruit can change awfully fast so I won’t be convinced that the best transfer left on the market is truly considering the Wildcats until that visit happens.

Blackshear will most likely be a preseason All-American by many publications so it’s safe to say that Kentucky could really use his services. With E.J. Montgomery and Nick Richards believed to be leading the frontcourt, the Wildcats certainly need more star power there.

Adding the former Hokie would vault Kentucky up to a preseason No. 1 ranking in most publications as the Wildcats would have a truly stacked team for the 2019-2020 season. Cross your fingers on this one Big Blue Nation. This is a guy Kentucky really does not need to miss on.

Article written by John Reecer

16 Comments for Today on KSR: Anthony Davis is a Laker

  1. Smyrna_Cat
    10:09 am June 16, 2019 Permalink

    I would be okay with not linking to anything Lavar Ball says … EVER!

    • sethkirk2
      10:13 am June 16, 2019 Permalink

      Completely agree. The writer is a jacka$$

  2. unbridled
    10:27 am June 16, 2019 Permalink

    WHYYYYYYYYYYYY A Davis?!? Why? He’s dead to me

  3. UKBigBlueForever
    11:03 am June 16, 2019 Permalink

    Geezus you guys are a bunch of whiners. No offense but Smyrna Cat you seem to complain about every single post that comes out. Where did you expect A Davis to go Unbridled? He was at NO for 7 years and they never even tried to bring in additional talent except for Boogie and that just wasn’t a good fit

    • Smyrna_Cat
      11:07 am June 16, 2019 Permalink

      Sorry, UKBIGBLUE … didn’t realize you were such a Lavar Ball fan. Geez.

    • UKBigBlueForever
      11:16 am June 16, 2019 Permalink

      I HATE Lavar Ball for the record LOL. I wasn’t necessarily speaking about this specific post, it was more of an overall statement

  4. Smyrna_Cat
    11:47 am June 16, 2019 Permalink

    My bad. You certainly sounded like a Lavar Ball lover. So you are complaining that I made a comment about something you actually agree with? (And don’t we all hate Lavar? He is generally a very hateable person. I can see NO trading Ball just to not have to deal with Lavar.)

    • notFromhere
      11:52 am June 16, 2019 Permalink

      Teams have to start putting a gag order and a restraining order into his son’s contract

    • IrishCat
      7:08 pm June 16, 2019 Permalink

      Yes, we all dislike Lavar. He’s the most annoying person affiliated w/ sports, and you’re doing your best to make a run at that spot, just like UKBigBlueForever said.

  5. notFromhere
    11:50 am June 16, 2019 Permalink

    Why would anyone want to live in LosAnuslease. Hope he signed the contract as a resident of Tennessee and commutes from Vegas. Taxes and living conditions in Cali are not worth a permanent move.

    Lavar Ball… Hes a poorly written and drawn cartoon buffoon. He should start his own nba franchise in san fran, where people are used to seeing, smelling, and hearing sht all day

    • ClutchCargo
      12:11 pm June 16, 2019 Permalink

      He would still need to file tax returns in each state where he earned his salary. But I agree.

    • runningunnin.454
      12:20 pm June 16, 2019 Permalink

      San Fran already has an NBA team. Actually, none of the L.A. players are “Lakers” They should have changed the team name when they left Minnesota.
      Could have called them the Stars, the Bel-Airs, the Beeches (ha ha), or the (traffic) Jams.

    • notFromhere
      6:55 pm June 16, 2019 Permalink

      I was going to say that they should move back to the land of 10k lakes! Read my mind, runningunnin!

    • notFromhere
      6:57 pm June 16, 2019 Permalink

      I know SF already has a team, but LFart Ball needs his own “Chise. They could be called the ShtBallers

  6. runningunnin.454
    12:25 pm June 16, 2019 Permalink

    Tyson Fury sounds like a fake name; but, it’s real, and he was named after Mike Tyson. He was born premature weighing only 1 pound; now, he’s 6’9″ and weighs 260 pounds.
    He is one of the highest ranking heavyweights; but, has a history of alcohol and drugs…wouldn’t bet on him on a consistent basis.

  7. catsfan27
    2:04 pm June 16, 2019 Permalink

    We do know Fury has been around for a while right? Not just some “newcomer” who stepped onto the scene?