“It is. We’ve got the best basketball players ever,” Davis proclaimed. “You look at the history with all the guys we’ve got that made the league and even the guys that didn’t make the league. They say New York, but it’s not even close.”
It should come as no surprise that Davis feels this way. The Chicago native grew up playing the game on the streets of the Windy City. Davis played his high school ball at Perspectives Charter School. He was born on March 11, 1993, in Chicago.
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Davis Almost Ended Up in NYC
There were rumors this offseason of Davis possibly being traded to the New York Knicks, but a deal never materialized. Despite his feelings about New York City’s mecca status, the Knicks were on Davis’ final list of approved teams.
The Knicks were mostly shutout in free agency. However, the Brooklyn Nets were able to restore some of the glory to New York City professional basketball, landing Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant over the summer.
According to the New York Post, Davis’ agent “liked the idea” of his client ending up in the Big Apple.
Davis Shines in LA
The mecca might be in Los Angeles, as long as Davis continues to shine for the Lakers. The big man was named Western Conference Player of the Week on Monday. Davis averaged 32 points, 13 rebounds, and 2.7 blocks per game over the past week.
That includes a 40-point, 20-rebound performance in the 120-91 win over the Memphis Grizzlies. Davis got whatever he wanted against the young Memphis frontcourt, going an incredible 26-for-27 from the free-throw line.
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