Good morning BBN, these are you Thursday morning quickies. Anthony Davis set the court on fire in his season debut last night, as he put up 50 points, 16 rebounds, 7 steals, 5 assists and 4 blocks. That’s pretty impressive right? Actually, it’s more than that. No one has ever matched the stat line that Davis put up.
Davis’ performance was astounding, and he had the entire weight of the New Orleans Pelicans on his shoulders. The only bad thing? The Pelicans still lost. The Denver Nuggets won 107-102, as Davis put up nearly half the team’s points by himself.
Despite the loss, the performance from Davis is one of the best we’ll see all year and it’s only his first game.
Tweet of the day
Anthony Davis:— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) October 27, 2016
4 Blk pic.twitter.com/y0CSb9b3YT
Looks about right to me.
Davis exploded to start the season, racking up 50 points, 16 rebounds, 7 steals, 5 assists and 4 blocks.
You think it’d be easy to get a big head when you’re having the season that Snell is having as a freshman, but Gran keeps that at bay.
Why De'Aaron Fox-John Wall comparison matters - Courier-Journal
"You’ve got a lot of pressure coming in because of how many point guards have came and played for Coach Cal," Wall said. "Just go play your game, just lead as much as possible … and I think he’s doing a great job playing basketball and trying to defend and push the pace as much as possible."
Calipari wouldn't change name of book despite similarity to Rick Pitino's - ESPN
Though his publisher warned the name of his book would draw comparisons to Rick Pitino's and could generate controversy, Kentucky's John Calipari said he wouldn't change it.
Episode 9: Chalk Talk - WYMT
In this week's episode of Chalk Talk, former Kentucky quarterback Freddie Maggard breaks down the Mississippi State and look forward to bowl eligibility for the Kentucky Wildcats.
This year’s UK team eerily stacking up with Brooks’ ‘06 team- Kentucky Sports Radio
After Austin MacGinnis drilled the game winning FG to defeat Mississippi State on Saturday, optimism throughout the Big Blue Nation soared, enough so that memories of 2006 are starting to feel like what's playing out in front of our eyes.
Bossi's Best: Looking back at top 10 NBA players as HS prospects - Rivals
Only two former Wildcats make the list, but they just so happen to be two of the 10-15 best players in the NBA right now.
Braxton Beverly confident he's made the right choice - Buckeye Xtra Sports
As a high school senior at Chatham (Virginia) Hargrave Military Academy, the Hazard, Kentucky, native had signed his national letter-of-intent to play college basketball in Ohio for Miami, but now, he's set to play for the Buckeyes.
Apple leaks new MacBook Pro with touch strip - The Verge
Apple is widely expected to unveil a redesigned MacBook Pro at an event on Thursday, but it looks like it may have let a couple images slip out early.
Fantasy Football Week 8 running back rankings - ESPN
ESPN's fantasy football experts help you set your Week 8 lineups with individual and composite rankings for each position.
Position power rankings: Top 10 undrafted players - NFL.com
Did anyone see Lorenzo Alexander breaking out in Buffalo at 33? Who knew Doug Baldwin would become a Seahawks star? Chris Wesseling lists the best undrafted players in the NFL today.
A 5-1 win gave the Cubs their first win in a World Series in 71 years for the Cubs.
Embiid sat out two full seasons, and finally started his rookie season last night. He put up 20 points in a 103-99 loss to the Thunder.
Speaking of the Philadelphia 76ers, Simmons said he doesn’t plan to sit out the entire season after suffering a foot fracture. He also said his weight was fine, in response to many blaming his injury on the fact that he’d gained a lot of weight in the offseason.