Friday, June 1st, 2012 at 10:53 am  |  107 responses

Anthony Davis is Coming Soon!

by Ben Osborne / @bosborne17

cover shot by Trevor Paulhus

Our tradition of not unveiling our new covers until they are actually on newsstands is not likely to change much in the future, but the SLAM 160 cover is just too special to keep under wraps.

We’ll explain a little more about how we’ve already shot Anthony in a Hornets jersey in print and on the site when this ish drops for real in about 12 days, but for now just enjoy a dope, timely image of one of the most exciting players to enter the NBA in a long time.

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  • http://slamonline.com GotHandles?


  • Heals

    Love it! 2 under 20 year olds in a row too (right?)…

  • LA Huey

    Nice cover. If they keep Gordon, Hornets would be a good destination for me in 2K13′s My Player mode.

  • http://www.soundcloud.com/tray-5 T-Ray

    Yep Huey you could play the point and get 15 assist per game haha

  • http://www.google.be/imgres?q=NO!+meme&um=1&hl=nl&sa=N&rlz=1C1AFAB_enBE454BE454&biw=1600&bih=763&tbm=isch&tbnid=L3l0ZW3D5dDSDM:&imgrefurl=http://forthesakeofscience Max

    Shave it!

  • http://nba.com GP23

    Man, I can’t wait for 2K13.. I wonder who will be on the cover of that game??
    Anyway, nice stuff Ben.

  • http://nba.com GP23

    He will never shave it. He can use it as a marketing tool. Merchandising, T-Shirts with “Fear the mono,”… he will keep for exchange in $.

  • Maurice Bobb


  • http://www.soundcloud.com/tray-5 T-Ray

    I think Bron may make the cover this year. And if the Heat win it all then Bron will make it.

  • logues

    sweet! and very timely. would be funny if they didnt draft him tho haha but that wont happen. so i guess this means the only way the spurs will get a cover this yr is if they win it all… which is dumb, bron got 2 covers in a row, the second one pretty unneccessary, esp for how long the freakin article was

  • http://www.google.be/imgres?q=NO!+meme&um=1&hl=nl&sa=N&rlz=1C1AFAB_enBE454BE454&biw=1600&bih=763&tbm=isch&tbnid=L3l0ZW3D5dDSDM:&imgrefurl=http://forthesakeofscience Max

    Who has the most potential from this draft class?

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ the_unknown

    It’ll be funny ass hell if the Hornets select Michael Kidd-Gilchrist instead of him as number one.

  • http://www.soundcloud.com/tray-5 T-Ray

    I’d say Barnes.

  • bike

    He looks like a praying mantis/alien hybrid. He will be very very good at the next level. Book it.

  • http://slamonline.com samoaninlondon

    Tweeeze IT!

  • cbb_fanatic

    LOVING THIS COVER, MAN!!! Can’t wait to pick it up. SLAM should dedicate this cover to all the people that said Kentucky wasn’t going anywhere this season. Here’s one of the reasons why on this cover. I sincerely hope draftexpress.com is right in its projections, because if AD gets to team up with Damian Lillard on the Hornets,….it’s on!!!!

  • http://www.laumol.nl/weblog Laumol

    I see Trevor Ariza is going to need a new number on his jersey.

  • http://slamonline.com/ Tzvi Twersky

    *Pats Ben, MB, SP, (Travis), Fig, and everyone else in the office on the back*

  • LA Huey

    Better not shave it. It’s his Samson’s hair.
    @T-Ray, I usually mold myself as a Point forward with a post-game, handles, vision like Penny and grabbing boards like Rodman.

  • http://slamonline.com TBRK

    ….c’mon Slam yall in this too??

  • http://www.soundcloud.com/tray-5 T-Ray

    Yea I used to be like that. But I made a 6’11 Center back to the basket traditional type monster rebounder. GOt drafted by the Bucks(f*ck!) make the playoffs as a rookie beat the Celtics first round as the 6 seed, lose to the Bulls in 5. I had a monster game 26 points 10 boards and 3 blocks. Beat that! haha

  • Blamo

    U can tell he left handed..

  • http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/p480x480/527953_371403909577496_153843458000210_1023612_480186657_n.jpg LakeShow

    He looks like a AND1 shadow.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    He looks like an And1 shadow symbol.

  • http://www.fullc0urtpress.com KHOLIDAY05

    His eyebrow looks like when little kids draw birds in art class! He better be happy he’s gonna be a pro baller cuz this boy ugly as hell!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Jahmai

    Davis is legit and I like the fact that he’s already showing that he can add some bulk to his long frame. Very dope cover.

  • TravisC

    Brow down!

  • http://Slamonline.com Jzakoni

    I see a lot of you are Hating on a young black man making something outta themselves. I’m confident that alot of you cats here got some pathetic jobs. Smh. 

  • http://Slamonline.com Jzakoni

    If anyone one of you take ass cats wanna get buck. Let’s go. I hate loud mouth f*ggotz

  • http://Slamonline.com Jzakoni

    None of you cats gotgame either

  • http://Slamonline.com Jzakoni

    Anthony Davis, do your thang boy. Make that money. Grind while they sleep at thenext level bruh. Ya heard me?!

  • http://www.soundcloud.com/tray-5 T-Ray

    Uhh who’s hating on this dude? A few people on here cracked jokes no one said he sucked.

  • Ash

    I wish he would shave it but he’s not a grown man yet. I’m sure it will be used as a marketing tool

  • http://Slamonline.com Jzakoni

    This ain’t nothing new for my boy Davis, this his 2nd SLAM cover. Props SLAM

  • http://www.slamonline.com Jay

    @GP23: Allen Iverson is supposed to be one of the covers for NBA 2K13…heard this about 2 months ago

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    I love how cats are more worried about his looks than his game.

  • kobe

    Dang they got him in that jersey quick!

  • http://Slamonline.com Jzakoni

    JTaylor21 that’s the truth. Those peoples Fathers, grandfathers, great grandfathers should be embrassed. N*ggas hating on people doin work. Dumb schoolgirl dweeb ass n*ggas

  • bdogg

    nice!!! look forward to coppin! i wonder if he rocks 2-3 for the hornets!?

  • http://Slamonline.com Jzakoni

    Bdogg- shut that noise up

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  • Jerome

    All shall Bow to the Brow.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Redd

    Jza shut your a** up trying to act hard on a thread. Anyways, this is cool hope the Bobcats..I mean the Hornets the best.

  • Ldub

    LMFAO! ^ Bow to the brow! OMG im in tears. Classic

  • http://Slamonline.com Jzakoni

    Redd- you a diva bruh. I’d smack your dumb azz down

  • Manny

    Cover looks great and I don’t mean to nitpick but if you look at the space between the jersey and his left shoulder in comparison to the right it looks a tad off but I guess that’s how you can tell you shot it beforehand.

  • http://Slamonline.com Jzakoni

    Manny- good eye homie

  • kobe

    Haven’t actually laughed out loud at a computer screen in awhile, but you got me there Jzakoni!

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    @tbrk my thoughts exactly, either photoshop or they r in bed with stern

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com albie1kenobi

    i remember seeing a poster about 20 years ago with grant hill dunking in game wearing the teal/horse head jersey, but that poster came out in the summer BEFORE the team actually played a game with the new jersey. it was hilarious.

    side note: teams lost their minds during the mid 90′s when they changed their jersey to make them absolutely cartoonish. 1st generation raptors jersey, anyone?

  • http://www.slamonline.com aman from arkansas

    SLAM should do a cover with the 2012 NBA draft class.

  • LA Huey

    I see your 1st gen Raptors and raise you with a 95-96 Rockets. Man, absolute worst era for jersey designs.

  • Slovenian

    Goran Dragic in SLAM! Go Dragon!

  • Heals

    @Jza, You a keyboard gangsta, mad at us I think I know why, You a keyboard hustla, on your cpu talking bout shht you don’t do…

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Heals, don’t upset him, he might wrathfully comment upon us. Sh*t might get real up on these threads real soon.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    BTW, did anyone notice this kid has a little bit of a Uni-Brow. Hmm, I just noticed.

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca niQ

    Let me guess, you guys took pics of him in all the lottery Jerseys? lol

  • http://www.slamonline.com Nick Tha Quick

    ^^^ Lol @ Lake Ethuggery at its finest. His liking for the Unibrow borders on the Cuttino/Franchise weird. Just saying.

  • http://forums.projectcovo.com Easy-E

    Aw snap!

  • http://Slamonline.com/ Jzakoni

    Heals, lakeshow, nick da quick. All you fellas are str8 divas.- all your people’s should be ashamed, ur momma, ur daddy, and ur bald headed Lebron James hairline granny. Trix azzez

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    @niq that has to be tha answer, or they r GREAT at photoshopping, or they have stern’s number in their cell

  • TheWhiteMarkPrice

    Jza couldn’t comment anymore. His grandma holla’d down the stairs that his din din was ready.

  • http://www.google.be/imgres?q=watch+out+we+got+a+badass&um=1&hl=nl&sa=N&rlz=1C1AFAB_enBE454BE454&biw=1600&bih=799&tbm=isch&tbnid=qB4CTXEDbyW1dM:&imgrefurl=http://kn Max

    Jzakoni, click my name please.

  • bike

    Like to see him grow a huge mustache and trim it the exact same size and shape of his brow. That would be so dope…call it the Browstachio…

  • http://Slamonline.com/ Jzakoni

    All you punks are Str8 wnba divas. Gtfoh

  • trueballer4life


  • rob stewart

    I likes

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    I love Slam.
    BTW someone get me a bowl of M & M’s. Pick out all the red, yellow, blue, and brown ones. Just green thanks. Oh and a glass on Perrier lemon water.

  • Dingo Rob

    Ha! Did Slam put multiple jerseys on this guy? Must of been a weird experience I wonder if he was hoping for a particular team, anyway this guys demeanor reminds me of Duncan hopefully he brings as much entertainment over the years

  • LA Huey

    co-sign Bike.

  • http://slamonline.com dma

    Unibrow is there to distract you from his teeth





  • http://bedotwater.bandcamp.com BE.water

    LOL @ Lake

  • http://slamonline.com Mars

    We all know your boy is going to Charlotte. Shoot, he might go to Orlando. Relax. Watch the show. There are gonna be a mess of trades. And the Hornets got 2 top 10 picks. (2 top 10 picks ya’ heard me?) For that they could get Dwight and Deron losing probably Ariza, Okafor and Kaman, but Dwight Deron and AG, and Marco. Get it poppin….

  • http://slamonline.com Mars

    Plus this reminds me of when Oden and Durant were entering the draft. I say get MKG and with the 10th pick get Perry Jones. But there are so many possible sleepers in this draft. Beal, Barnes, Waiters, Drummond, Harkless, Lamb,, Sulliger, TJones, Robinson is not a bad pick either. Don’t sleep on my boy Henson either…did everybody kind of forget about him? Geez, All this Davis talk has you guys blinded by the light. Nice cover tho

  • http://Slam Delucious

    Is he the next Kg or Amare?

  • What

    @Delucious – He could easily become the next amare, but he will never be the next KG.

  • http://www.pisforprops.com jadams12

    should read “THE BROW”

  • PnoyVibe

    Shave the unibrow

  • bdogg

    i like it! do we get a kicks mag in august too along with a special usa issue..i assume the mamba will be on that cover! personally kb and bron should get their own USA mag like a couple of years ago..that is just me!

  • http://Roosterteeth.com Caboose

    His ceiling is Kevin Garnett without the midrange and his floor is Marcus Camby. Honestly, I think MKG will have the better career. Come at me Jzak, it’s fun listening to people with half of my IQ; it gives me a whole new appreciation for, well, life really.

  • AC Martin

    oh man, michael is pissed as hell right now

  • Red

    Man, I’ve been lurking these threads for a minute, but yo Caboose… Are you Joel Heymann?

  • Henron.


  • http://Slam Delicious

    Remember 2 years ago he played point guard. He’s not a center or pg. 6’11 and 20 years old, What kind of role will he play?

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.l.brewer3 BlackPhantom

    He’ll be a PF/C

  • Tempest

    Anthony Davis doesnt simply look at slamonline.com/ HE BROWS

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose


  • http://Roosterteeth.com Caboose

    Haha Red, I sure wish I was Joel. Nah, just a fan and a regular community member of the RT site. You a fan of them?

  • Eric

    How yall know Ariza would give him his number??

  • Jake

    Meh, I’m not that excited about him.

  • http://www.nba.com danfields

    dear slam! why did u hve to put that poor guy on the cover? the next rook out with a torn acl. mind my words… thats the curse ;)

  • taokenji

    whats up with the jersey floating on his left shoulder?

  • http://Slamonline.com/ Jzakoni

    Caboose.. You calling out some stranger online. And im the person with the low l.q? Hahaha suuuuure. Keep doin
    Ur thing . Simp ass people nowadays

  • http://Roosterteeth.com Caboose

    What have you been doing this whole time there Jzak? Calling out strangers because they question Anthony Davis? Right, carry on. They say that reality differs every 36 IQ points. What’s your reality like?

  • http://lolarea.com lolarea

    Will be waiting for this. Buckle up! AD!

  • http://teensonacid.com KID9

    might want to get your graphic designer to fix that shoulder before you go to print

  • http://www.thesmashbrothas.com zen garden

    executive producer al b sure feat tevin campbell

  • SeanMagicJuan

    He is 19 not 20 and won’t be until March 2013. With that out of the way, this guy is better than KG or Camby at 19 by far and has the shoulders to pick up much more weight than either. He will dominate the league by the end of his 2nd year.

  • http://Roosterteeth.com Caboose

    You really think Davis will have a better career than Garnett? Calm down there bud, people thought OJ could equal Kobe.

  • Henron.


  • http://twitter.com/nbacheapseats Chendaddy

    Really, still no article on Stephon Marbury’s amazing redemption story in China?

  • SesameBaller

    Hopefully Nike or Adidas will pay him lots of millions to lose the monobrow! Bad representation for the sport of basketball :D No, I don’t really care

  • http://360special.blogspot.ca dev0

    Ballsy cover by SLAM, still trying to figure out how you guys pulled it off and I’m excited to find out. Also ballsy by the Brow for agreeing to pose in the Hornets duds, can you imagine the embarrassment if they don’t end up taking him?

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  • Tim

    Nice early cover photo.. Guys it looks like he’s tweezed it many times before, but it’s just thicker there. W.e. its his trademark. its cool.