Anthony Davis Wins All-Star Game MVP & The DeMarcus Cousins Sweepstakes
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Anthony Davis had a lot to celebrate on Sunday. The Brow won MVP of the All-Star game, in his hometown, while shattering Wilt Chamberlain’s 1962 All-Star game scoring record (42) with 52 points. And for his standout performance in the most competitive All-Star game ever (I’m kidding), instead of getting a Khia, the Pelicans turned his All-Star teammate DeMarcus Cousins into a regular-season teammate.
The deal is reportedly Boogie for rookie Buddy Hield, former King Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway and 1st and 2nd round picks from 2017. In other words, the deal was highway robbery for the Pelicans and the Kings just reminded me of my favorite Sacramento t-shirt that says, “Fu(Kings)tupid”
The trade also had me comparing the potential of the two Kentucky products to other great Twins Towers of the past: Hakeem The Dream and Ralph Sampson, Robert Parish and Kevin McHale, Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol (just kidding again) and of course David Robinson and Tim Duncan. Considering I rank Tim Duncan as the greatest power forward ever and David Robinson as a Top 5 Center and arguably the most underrated or unappreciated C ever, the New Orleans duo has a loooooong way to go and a lot to achieve before I mention them in the same sentence again but in terms of pure talent and potential, the combo of Boogie and The Brow is as good as any in NBA history.