Anthony Davis is arguably the most talented Wildcat to ever come out of the University of Kentucky.
Anyone who watches the NBA knew that this would happen at some point, but the way in which it would happen was up in the air.
In the middle of the season, Davis and his agent basically forced their way out of the New Orlean’s organization by sending out different reports stating that AD wanted a trade.
There was a big frenzy about it and the word “tampering” was thrown around a lot by the Pelicans and other GMs around the league.
With that said, things did work out in AD’s favor as he is now rocking the purple and gold. Everything, however, isn’t “all good” around the NBA, as the AD situation has sparked a bit of a controversy. So much so that Steve Kerr decided to throw his two cents in earlier this week.
Steve Kerr is not a fan of NBA players forcing trades while under contract. pic.twitter.com/dwUeC2ECnQ— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 24, 2019
I completely understand where Kerr is coming from. What Davis did definitely sets a bad example for other players in the league. If you sign a contract, then you are legally bound to that team. Plus, this puts the small market teams at a huge disadvantage.
On the flip side, I see where Davis is coming from as he doesn’t want to waste any more time playing for a franchise that he clearly didn’t think was benefiting him anymore.
It’s a tough situation that will continue to be talked about going forward as we’re not sure what other players AD has influenced to do exactly what he just did. It will be interesting to see how it plays out.