With the Hornets having landed the top overall pick in the upcoming NBA draft despite having only a 13.7% chance at it, Anthony Davis now knows where he will begin his professional basketball career. Based on the odds, his most likely landing spot was Charlotte. After finishing with the worst record in the NBA last season, the Bobcats had a 25% chance of winning the lottery. A number of executives and players feel as though the NBA fixed the lottery so the league-owned team would get the top pick, but none of that matters at this point.
What does matter for Davis and his family is that the former Kentucky Wildcat is — barring a stunning change — about to become a Hornet. From the sound of it, his family is far from thrilled.
“A lot of disappointment inside my family,” Davis said during an interview with the Dan Patrick Show on Thursday. “My mom wanted me to go to Charlotte. I have a lot of good friends in Charlotte. At the same time, it wasn’t my call. A lot of guys are disappointed but they have to move on and make the best out of New Orleans.”
Davis’ family is from Chicago and they grew up rooting for Michael Jordan and the Bulls. Anthony said he had the chance to meet M.J. and that everyone in his family was hoping he would have a chance to play for His Airness. Despite the fact that the Bobcats have been horrible for several years now, things did not work out in their favor once again. Davis is surely happy to be the top overall pick in the draft, but there is now no debating that he is disappointed the Hornets won that pick.
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