The Pelicans Opened The Season With An Awkward Cooking Intro, Then Anthony Davis Went To Work
Happy NBA season!
The Pelicans’ broadcast opened the season with a terribly awkward intro video that featured the entire team serving as Cajun chefs. At the end of the video, the
players chefs delivered a freshly-cooked seafood meal to team owner Tom Benson.
It’s obvious that guys like Anthony Davis aren't cut for acting, but maybe he'll get more casting calls for sneaker ads based on the way he opener the season Tuesday night against the Magic.
Donning New Orleans' new red alternate uniforms, Davis went off and fell just one block shy of a triple double in his team's 101-84 victory over Orlando. The Unibrow was all over the place and got off to a fast start with 12 points, nine rebounds, three blocks and two steals by halftime. With the game well in hand, Pelicans coach Monty Williams took Davis out of the game with 2:29 remaining. Davis made 10 of his 22 shots and reached the charity stripe nine times (more than any player on the night), converting six free throws. He finished with 26 points and 17 boards, nine of which came from the offensive side of the glass. He added nine blocks, three steals and two assists in 36 minutes.
He's first NBA player since Dwight Howard in 2008 to generate a 26-17-9 stat line in any game. His nine blocks were a team record and the most by any player on opening night in the last 30 years. Davis added approximately 10 pounds of muscle over the offseason and if we see anything close to this on a nightly basis out Davis, he'll surely be this year's MVP.
Here are a few of his "easy" dunks on the night.
Check out NBA Twitter gushing over the future star of the league:
Anthony Davis at the Anthony Davis line. pic.twitter.com/tJKAaBuhUr
— Taco Trey Kerby (@treykerby) October 29, 2014
Anthony Davis has 12 points, 9 rebounds, 4 blocks, and probably killed Mario 47 times. pic.twitter.com/UKjKj8q2XF
— Rey-Rey (@TheNoLookPass) October 29, 2014
this browwww is on fiirreeeeeeee pic.twitter.com/BeLe8BIN77
— spooky mulder (@jackhaveitall) October 29, 2014
Watching Ben Gordon in 2014 inspires the exact opposite feeling of watching Anthony Davis in 2014. Great to see Ryan Anderson playing well.
— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) October 29, 2014
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