Nene Calls Anthony Davis Dhlasim, So We Assigned Street Fighter 2 Characters For The Rest of Team USA

  • Jake O'Donnell

In case you forget about basketball all summer, we’ll get you up to speed. Second-year big Anthony Davis has terrorizing the FIBA World Championship prelims with his insane athleticism and length. Going for 20 (impressive) points against Brazil last weekend, Davis reminded us all who the NBA’s next superstar will almost certainly be: Him. He also Washington Wizards’ center Nene of Dhalsim.

Ya, like, the guy with the stretchy arms from Street Fighter.

[Hang Time Blog] What, Nene was asked, did he think of Anthony Davis, the young New Orleans center who dominated (20 points, eight boards five rebounds) at both ends?

“He looked like Dhalsim,” Nene said.


“Dhalsim. The street fighter. Like a cartoon. With both hands. He was catching everything. Yeah.”

The comparison is apt up until the point where Dhalsim breathes fire, although, judging by the breakneck pace Davis is on, he might eventually do that, too. Eight other USA Men’s National Basketball team members and their SF2 counterparts, below: