I'm not at liberty to say that Anthony Davis is still pissed off by the fact that he missed out on $23 million dollars by getting left off the All-NBA teams last year, but I'm going to say that his performance last night proved that he's not particularly happy about it either. It's either that or someone is reallllly fucking tired of hearing the name Karl-Anthony Towns. I mean, what in the Sam Hill was that?!
I'm still having trouble making sense of that box score. If I had no idea who AD was and you had me read his stat line and try to guess what position he played I would be sitting there for 5 minutes scratching my head. A player with 16 rebounds isn't supposed to have SEVEN(!) steals. A player with 4 blocks isn't supposed to have 5 assists. You know how they give some high school football players the 'ATHLETE' tag in the recruiting process? Anthony Davis should just get the 'FREAK' tag. You can't put that man in no box! Seven footers aren't supposed to shoot 94% from the free throw stripe. Big men aren't supposed to pump fake from the 3 point line and dunk on me people off the dribble. Just watch those highlights and tell me it doesn't look like a grown ass man playing amongst children. Halfway to 100 points and I could only count one or two shots where I thought there was an extremely high degree of difficulty. That's a testament to how physically gifted he is and if he manages to avoid sitting out for an extended period of time with a hang nail then it might be time to recalibrate our MVP candidates, because...well...this probably isn't a coincidence...