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Bleacher Report Calls Out Anthony Davis, Says He’s Not a Leader

Anthony Davis has received nothing but love since entering the NBA…until this year.

After making a difficult run to the playoffs to be the 8-seed, the Pelicans were poised for a breakout year with Davis leading them to the promised land.  Instead, the only team with a worse record than the Pelicans (11-26) are the lowly Lakers.

To be fair, injuries have plagued the Pelicans this seasons, including Davis, who’s most recent ailment is a nagging back contusion.  Despite the injuries, Davis is 11th in the NBA in scoring, averaging 22.8 points per game, he’s tied for 7th in rebounding with Boogie at 10.8 per game, and is 2nd in blocks per game at 2.53.

So what’s missing?  Bleacher Report’s Kevin Ding says it’s leadership from AD.

There was no doubting the statistical dominance Davis achieved last season. Even now, amid the disappointment, he has remained in the clear upper echelon on offense and has been one of the league’s hardest guys to score against, according to NBA.com.

What is missing, though, is real and crucial when it comes to becoming a basketball Jesus: leadership.

Until Davis discovers that important intangible part of himself, he’ll continue to be flat-out overrated.

As a person that plans on watching Anthony do his thing in person later this year, I hope he proves them wrong and begins turning things around in New Orleans.

[Bleacher Report]

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

6 Comments for Bleacher Report Calls Out Anthony Davis, Says He’s Not a Leader



  1. Long Dong Silver
    10:47 pm January 13, 2016 Permalink

    Davis is not overrated. I disagree with this individual.



    • ukjaybrat
      7:58 am January 14, 2016 Permalink

      You’re the only person that said the word overrated. dude just said he’s not a great leader (which is not false). and that’s really the only thing missing from his game. Now is that the reason his team is 11-23? I’m sure there are several other reasons. But if AD wants to improve his game, it has to be with leadership. HIs team seems to be lacking in that department.



    • yarg
      9:15 am January 14, 2016 Permalink

      ukjaybrat check out the last word of the quoted text from the article in this post.



    • meeksfor3
      12:27 pm January 14, 2016 Permalink

      Wow ukjaybrat that was truly an epic fail. 🙂



  2. Mikey Likes It
    11:15 pm January 13, 2016 Permalink

    Bleacher Report. The sports equivalent of the Huffington Post but with less credibility.



  3. Sentient Third Eye
    8:56 am January 14, 2016 Permalink

    The guy has a point that Davis needs to become a vocal leader on and off the court. The Pelicans are his team, and his great stats create a responsibility for him to lead. The Peter Parker principle: with great power comes great responsibility.