‘I Don’t Really Care’: Anthony Davis Brushes Off LeBron James’ Comments

by December 20, 2018

LeBron James raised eyebrows when he said that teaming up with Anthony Davis in L.A. “would be amazing.”

Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans’ front-office did their best to brush off the comments.

AD will be eligible for a five-year, $239 million supermax extension this summer from the Pels.

The 25-year-old superstar says his focus remains on winning in NOLA.


“I don’t really care,” Davis told ESPN of James’ comments Wednesday night after the Pelicans’ 123-115 loss to the Bucks. “Obviously, it’s cool to hear any high-caliber player say they want to play with me. But my job is to turn this team around. If we’re 15-17, that means I’m not doing my job.”

Davis has consistently said that he would like to remain in New Orleans, and he declined to commit either way on the possibility of New Orleans offering him the supermax.

“When that time comes, of course we will see,” Davis said. “I love my teammates. I love New Orleans. I love the fans. I talk their slang. I love their food.”

There are worries around the league that Davis will turn down long-term deals altogether and cycle — as James did — between one- and two-year contracts until he reaches an age and stage in his career when he is ready to lock into something longer.

“Right now,” he said, “my focus is on this team.”

LeBron James: Playing With Anthony Davis ‘Would Be Amazing, Like, Duh’