Is Anthony Davis Already the Best Power Forward in the NBA?

February 11th, 2014 by Zach Buckley Leave a reply »

When Anthony Davis snagged the All-Star spot vacated by the injured Kobe Bryant, the New Orleans Pelicans forward had an interesting reaction to hearing the news.

"He thought I was joking," Pelicans coach Monty Williams said, per Brian Mahoney of The Associated Press. "He said, 'Not a game, coach?' And I was like, 'No, not a game. You made it.' And he was speechless and laughing."

A crowning achievement by one of the NBA's rapidly rising stars, yet he couldn't find the words to describe his emotions?

"You know, he's 20," Williams said, via Mahoney. "I didn't expect a poem or anything."

Therein lies the intrigue of the league's single-browed superstar. With a stat sheet stuffed by 20.7 points, 10.3 rebounds, a league-high 3.1 blocks and 1.6 steals, it's easy to overlook that fact—he can't even legally indulge in an alcoholic beverage yet.

Off potential alone, it seems as if he's already being fitted for a spot inside the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (only half-kidding):

Where he's going is anyone's guess—although greatness feels like it will be a prev ...

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