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After a monster day, Anthony Davis takes time to thank Coach Cal

Yesterday was a big day for Anthony Davis. His Sports Illustrated cover was released and he stole the headlines during Kevin Durant’s big return, putting up 25 points, 10 rebounds, 6 steals, and 4 blocks in the Pelicans’ win over the Thunder; however, during a SportsCenter interview after the game, Anthony made time to thank John Calipari for helping him reach superstardom.

Calipari recently told the SportsCenter folks that Davis texted him the other day to say that he held him back in college. When asked about that, Davis said it was part of a big group joke with DeMarcus Cousins.

“Me and Cal joke around about that all the time. When we get around DeMarcus, DeMarcus always says that Cal held him back, and he wanted him to drive to the basket and shoot layups and Cousins does a lot more. He’s scoring the ball, shooting it, and handling the ball. Cal never allowed him to do that, so I try to do the same thing, and I say the same thing, ‘he held me back,’ and everything like that, but it’s just a joke. Without Cal, I wouldn’t be where I am today.

How well is Davis playing? Check out these graphs from HoopsHype.com:

Best seasons in terms of PER this century

PER of Anthony Davis, Kevin Durant and LeBron James their first three years in the NBA

Definitely¬†one of the best ambassadors this program’s ever had.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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5 Comments for After a monster day, Anthony Davis takes time to thank Coach Cal



  1. KySZN
    3:58 pm December 3, 2014 Permalink

    I think that first graph is the PER this decade, not century. If it was century, Wilt Chamberlain and Michael Jordan both would be at the top of the list



    • Mrs. Tyler Thompson
      4:06 pm December 3, 2014 Permalink

      This is the 21st century. Pretty sure Wilt and Jordan played in the 20th century.



    • Dusten
      5:46 pm December 3, 2014 Permalink

      OHHHHHHH!!!
      Cue GIFS of people loading their minds.



    • Dusten
      5:49 pm December 3, 2014 Permalink

      *losing. Anyway, it’s deceptive wording. When you say “this century” it elicits the thought of “over a century”. As in the last 100 years.



  2. KySZN
    4:10 pm December 3, 2014 Permalink

    Oops. I believe you are right. And, I was wrong anyway, because this isn’t the same decade as 2000-2010. I need to go back to school.