Anthony Davis likes playing for the New Orleans Pelicans, and has no qualms about sharing it.
“I am happy here as a Pelican,” he told the New Orleans Times-Picayune. “I am happy here.”
Davis is the pride of the Pelicans, a 6-foot-11 graceful athlete with unlimited skills. He was responding to recent rumors that have linked him to the Boston Celtics, and of course, the Los Angeles Lakers.
“I understand it’s a business, but if I don’t hear anything from [GM Dell Demps] or my agent, I don’t pay attention to it,” Davis said. “Once I first heard [the rumors], then I heard it again, then I heard it again, I just wanted to make sure. I found out it wasn’t [true], and that was the beginning of the summer, so I haven’t paid attention to it since.”
With the constant talks of stars wanting to find new homes (read: Kyrie Irving and Carmelo Anthony), some may consider Davis’ comments refreshing.
Instead of believing the grass is greener somewhere else, or wanting to ride the backs of others in chase of a ring, Davis is clearly OK just focusing on the task ahead and the organization to which he is committed.
With the likes of All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins and point guard Jrue Holiday joining him, the mission is to get the Pelicans back in the playoffs.
“I don’t really care what anybody says. We know what we’re doing,” Davis told the Times-Picayune. “Especially having an entire training camp with me, DeMarcus and Jrue and (Rajon) Rondo…We feel like we have a shot against anybody, that’s our mindset coming in. We’re not worrying about all the white noise and what other people are saying.”