With the NBA Draft nine days away, the League (outside of the Finals) is currently a cluster of rumors, innuendo, what ifs and excessive speculation. The only safe way to approach the Draft—as a prospect, GM, agent or otherwise—is to expect the unexpected.
Unless you’re Anthony Davis.
From the moment the ping-pong balls were drawn on May 30, Davis began to adjust—mentally more so than anything else at this stage of the process—to being a member, if not franchise centerpiece, of the New Orleans Hornets. He’s hired an agent, begun searching for a place to live, and tightened up his circle of family and friends, all in an effort to prepare for the journey ahead—an NBA career.
Technically speaking, though, the only thing currently standing between Davis and the Hornets is next week’s Draft. But that day will come soon enough, and to make his initiation official, Anthony will don a NOLA snap-back hat, shake David Stern’s hand, and smile for all the photogs in the Prudential Center. Lights. Camera. Action. Welcome to the League, Anthony.
In honor of both the Draft and SLAM 160, which features Davis on the cover and is currently on newsstands across the globe, we’re giving away one official New Orleans Hornets NBA Draft hat, the same type that Anthony will be rocking next Thursday in Newark.
All you have to do to enter the contest is drop a comment on this post (please provide your real email address) that says what you think Anthony Davis will bring to New Orleans—on the court, off the court, short-term, long-term—and why. There are no other rules or restrictions. It’s that simple.
One winner will be picked by this Friday, June 22, and contacted early next week. Be sure to stay tuned for more giveaways leading up to next week’s Draft, and a special thanks to adidas for all of the Draft hats…. Good luck!