Anthony Davis has yet to make his official debut with the Los Angeles Lakers and is already making people worry about his future with the franchise. After Davis stated he was to play ‘only this season’ with the Lakers, all the alarms set on at the Staples Center, and more after his latest statements.
AD recently called his hometown Chicago the ‘mecca of basketball’ despite the fact that he’s about to play in Los Angeles on a nightly basis. Now, the Brow has given the Lakers fans more reasons to believe the big man might not spend considerable time with the Purple and Gold.
Davis said he would “definitely consider” playing for the Chicago Bulls one day if “the opportunity ever presents itself.” At this moment Chicago are anything but a contender team, but if they ever find their way to the top again, Davis might consider signing with them.
A Chicago born and raised, AD has never hesitated to share his love for the city, and going to play for the Bulls will be the ultimate sample of that.
“I mean, (this is) definitely hometown,” Davis told K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune. “If the opportunity ever presents itself and when that time comes, I’d definitely consider it.”
The All-Star player becomes an unrestricted free agent next summer once he declines his 2020-21 player option with the Lakers. Absolutely everyone around the league would be shocked if he decides not to re-sign with the Angelenos on a long-term deal.
Chicago natives Derrick Rose, Dwyane Wade, and Jabari Parker have all played for the Bulls, even though the one who actually had a good performance with the team was Rose, who became the youngest NBA MVP in 2011.
As Wade and Parker showed, playing in your hometown isn’t for everyone because of the pressure it carries. Still, the Bulls want to change their history a little bit and finally land a big free agent next summer. They would like to have Davis while he’s still in his prime, not when he’s old and facing the end of his career.