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Monday Quickies: Davis Clutches Up in Chi-Town Edition

The former Wildcats star sunk the winning free throw in Sunday night’s All-Star Game.

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It’s been almost a decade since Kentucky basketball head coach John Calipari was traveling to Chicago, IL with the objective to land star big man Anthony Davis. After earning a signature to the university, Calipari’s team went on to win the national title that season and sent Davis on to the New Orleans Pelicans as the top-overall pick. Last summer, Davis was sent via trade to the Los Angeles Lakers for a package of young players and draft selections. Needless to say, he and LeBron James have taken the reigns of the Western Conference with the first-place record and phenomenal years statistically.

What was awesome about All-Star weekend, though, is that Davis got to return to his hometown of Chicago for the festivities. In fact, Davis was selected to Team LeBron and had himself a night in the annual All-Star game. He scored 20 points, grabbed nine rebounds and blocked three shots. But his final point was by far the most valuable.

With the winning decision going to the first team who scored 157 points, Davis had a trip to the free throw line as his team had 156 points. According to James, the game was “over” before the former Wildcat even set his feet at the stripe. However, all of Chicago had to wait to see for their own eyes as Davis back-rimmed the first attempt.

He did indeed swish the second of two, though, sealing the win for Team LeBron by a score of 157-155. The final period was one of the more intense sessions we’ve ever seen from such talent on both rosters. The NBA finally fixed the All-Star game and Davis received some spotlight for cashing the winning free throw all in the same day. Everybody wins!

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Assist of the night and dunk of the night all in one play.


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