Anthony Davis to Giannis Antetokounmpo: ”You Can’t Guard Me Young Fella!”

by August 03, 2015

Anthony Davis led the New Orleans Pelicans to a thrilling 114-103 road win against the Milwaukee Bucks last March.

Davis and Giannis Antetokounmpo each had career nights, and according to The Greek Freak, AD let him hear all about it during their highly-entertaining back and forth.

Antetokounmpo, in his latest blog post for Eurohoops, says he was slightly befuddled by Davis’s trash-talk:

Giannis has sparked a lot of comments with his presence in his first 2 seasons in the NBA. Not only off the court, but on the court as well! Through his blog he recalls a few that have stayed with him…


Carmelo Anthony: Kid, you can’t defend me. […] Marcin Gortat: In a game in the first season I had played 30 minutes as a playmaker. He was looking me up and down. At one point he turned around and asked me: How old are you? I told him I was 19. We were standing at the free throw side-by-side for the box-out and as soon as I told him I was 19 he looks at me and says: Keep working, you’ll make history.


Anthony Davis: He was trying to post me and I was using all of my strength, I didn’t let him. He turns around, shoots off balance and scores. As we were running side-by-side, he says to me: You can’t guard me young fella! As we were running together towards the Bucks’ offense, I process it and think about it. Dude, what are you talking about? You’re only a year older than me! In the next possession he was defending me and I scored that shot where I faked and I let the ball in with the left hand.