PageSix- Anthony Davis, the New Orleans Pelicans forward and MVP of the All-Star game, was turned away from a hip Japanese restaurant in West Hollywood for wearing a team hoodie.
Davis and some of his teammates were barred from entering eatery Katana on Monday night by a doorman who objected to Davis’ Pelicans garb.
A witness said, “Davis was pleading with the doorman, saying, ‘Me and my teammates just want to get something to eat.’ He said he couldn’t take off the hoodie because he was wearing a sleeveless T-shirt underneath. Davis even offered to spend a fortune to rent the private room, but the doorman said, ‘No you can’t come in wearing a hoodie.’ So Davis got back in his SUV and left, and only then did the restaurant manager come running out, freaking out at the doorman.”
The Pelicans were in LA to play the Lakers on Tuesday night, although Davis was out with a sore knee.
Motherfuckin' La La Land. The only place so pretentious that it could turn a 7 foot tall NBA superstar in professional, team licensed gear into a regular old schmuck fruitlessly trying to argue his way into night club in dirty sneakers. All it took for Anthony Davis to get treated like your average, everyday pheasant that's not deserving of nice things was a West Coast swing through Southern California.
How many rich and famous people must that doorman see daily for him to stare straight up like he was sitting in the front row of a movie theatre before adamantly telling a mountain of a man that he can't pay top dollar for a private room? To not only have the power and conviction to turn away Anthony Davis, but also the fear that not telling a guy worth over a hundred million dollars to "get lost" would cost you your job? That's some otherworldly shit right there.
You know you're in Los Angeles when the presence of a hood has a guy being paid minimum wage telling an unmistakeable athlete that his endless stream of money and undeniable fame isn't even good enough for the shitty table in the back by the kitchen door. I'm half surprised he didn't tell him to shave his unibrow while he was at it, because un-plucked eyebrows undoubtedly have to break some superficial rule that values appearance over business as well.