Recently as a guest on The Dan Patrick Show, Davis talked about more than just the upcoming season and wether or not he is going to keep that sweet unibrow.
When Patrick asked Davis the player he is most looking forward to playing against, Davis first mentioned his former Kentucky teammates. But Patrick prodded a little harder and Davis obliged him.
“But you want to, like, dunk over [Michael] Kidd-Gilchrist or DeMarcus [Cousins] — I mean, you were only there one year, you can’t have that many guys to play against,” Patrick replied. “You don’t want to go against LeBron [James] or Kobe [Bryant] or Dwight Howard?”
“Um, probably Kobe,” Davis said.
“Really,” Patrick said.
“You know, Kobe, he’s a monster,” Davis said. “So I want to just go out there and try my hardest. You know, there’s a lot of guys who can’t stop Kobe. So if I stop him, I’ll be one of them guys who can say, ‘I shut Kobe down.’”
“Be careful what you ask for, Anthony,” Patrick said, as Davis laughed. “He listens to the show, and he’s got a great memory.”
“Tell him I’ll be waiting,” Davis replied with a laugh.
Since the 19-year-old Davis went to Kentucky, it’s safe to assume he’s a pretty intelligent guy, right? Doesn’t he know that Bryant feeds off of challenges like that? That the Black Mamba doesn’t let stuff like this go?
There’s no question Davis will be an eventual defensive superstar in the NBA, but he might be getting ahead of himself with his most recent comments.