Tonight, the Los Angeles Lakers will play the New Orleans Pelicans in Anthony Davis‘ first game back to his former city since his trade to L.A. this past offseason.
Obviously, things didn’t end in exactly happy spirits, even though both franchises in more joyous spaces at this time. The Lake Show are enjoying one of the best records in the Western Conference as LeBron James and The Brow compliment their game tremendously. The Pels are also in a good situation, as their young talent develops and starts getting minutes with their No. 1 draft pick Zion Williamson.
In anticipation for AD’s return to N.O., he spoke on what his feelings are returning to his former stomping grounds and what advice gave him about it. Davis knows the reception may be negative when he gets the ball and is announced.
Here’s what LBJ told him about what to expect:
“I talked to him, because I know what it’s like going into a situation where you would call home for seven years. … He’s a kid when he got there, and he became a man along that seven-year journey, so it’s just going to be a different situation for him personally.”