We all knew this day was coming, and today it’s finally here. Anthony Davis is returning to New Orleans tonight for the first time since he was traded to the Lakers this offseason.
While The Pelicans have been through a whirlwind of change since the Davis trade, New Orleanians never forget, and we can confirm that Pelicans fans will be in full force tonight at the Smoothie King Arena.
With that being said, its a fair question to ask, who really won the Anthony Davis trade?! The Lakers, of course, got one of the most dynamic players in the league in Davis, but The Pelicans ended up with several young stars, including the number one pick in the NFL draft Zion Williamson.
Ultimately that question will take years to answer, but at least for this past summer Pelicans fans enjoyed a revamp of the organization. One that Anthony Davis long hoped for while he was here.
Davis gave a great quote about this game to CBS earlier this week, claiming it’s his “Game of The Year.” If you are a Pelicans fan, that has to get you inspired to turn out tonight for The Lakers vs. The Pelicans. The game kicks off at 8:30 CST. See Davis full quote below.
“It’s going to be fun … It’s going to be a fun game,” Davis said in an interview with Shams Charania of The Athletic. “I think that’s a game of the year for me. Just because I’ve never been through it. I never get nervous before a game, but I’ll probably be nervous [before] that game.”