Anthony Davis has to be loving life right now.
Larry Glover asked me to join him on his radio show yesterday and talk about several topics of interest to the Big Blue Nation, including the NCAA Tournament Championship, the possibility of Anthony Davis being added to the US Olympic Team, the future of the Wildcats-Hoosiers basketball game, Richie Farmer's legacy, the Wildcats' White House visit, and more.
Larry Also had Jeff Drummond of The Cats Pause on in his second hour. You can listen to one or both of them at Larry's website, LarryGloverLive.com.
Speaking of Anthony Davis and the Olympic team, there is a Sports Illustrated report out clarifying yesterday's report about who might join the Olympic team. It seems that the Big Cuz is not actually under consideration:
But [DeMarcus] Cousins, sources said, has been invited to the Select team -- which will train with Team USA before the Olympics -- and is not the other candidate. And a source close to Jefferson said he is not a finalist either.
But now that Cousins is out of the way, what about Davis? It seems that AD is indeed likely be selected to be an Olympian:
The current Team USA finalists are Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh, Kobe Bryant, Tyson Chandler, Kevin Durant, Rudy Gay, Eric Gordon, Blake Griffin, Andre Iguodala, LeBron James, Kevin Love, Odom, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, Russell Westbrook and Deron Williams.
Davis is set to join this group after leading Kentucky to a national championship last month. The 19-year-old freshman averaged 14.2 points (on 62.3 percent shooting), 10.4 rebounds, 4.7 blocks and 1.4 steals last season.
So if you were looking forward to a boring summer of Olympic basketball, now you have a reason to be excited. Seeing AD out there playing with all these professionals will be must-see TV, and I can't imagine a Kentucky fan who won't want to be watching all of that.
Just as an aside, how great has Davis' career been so far? He's been almost everybody's player of the year, defensive player of the year, NCAA Tournament champion, played on the Kentucky team that tied the record for most games won in a season, played on a Kentucky team that was undefeated in conference play, will be the undisputed, undefeated heavyweight champion of the #1 draft pick...and it looks like an Olympic team member as well!
Does life get any better that?