Anthony Davis Stays True to Himself
The 6-foot-10 Davis brings a Tim Duncan-like persona to the NBA. The humble big man goes about his business without showmanship or trash talking. He’s as content with a bank shot or a layup as some would be throwing down a monster dunk.
“I just don’t want to take anything for granted,” said Davis, 19. “Nothing came the easy way for me. So I don’t want to get into that stage where I talk (trash) to everybody and thinking that I’m the man. And then guys come at me every night and, ‘You’re not the man.’ I don’t want to get caught up in everything, so I stay level-headed.”
“It’s funny because the one that I always tried to look after is K.G., but he talks all the time,” Davis said. “People always say, ‘You don’t talk trash but he does.’ It’s just the way that he’s mentally into games is what really catches my eye.”
James said Davis mostly kept his mouth shut during the Olympic run and listened to what the veterans said. After all, he was there to learn.
“It was a great experience,” Davis said. “(Team USA players) taught me just how to be a professional and how to go about my business,”