Nancy Armour, USA TODAY columnist, guest hosts and sits down with New Orleans Pelicans player Anthony Davis. They’re at a Red Bull tournament and dunk contest event and Davis talks about how NBA players have the power to make a difference in their communities.
He said it’s important for him to come back to his hometown of Chicago to work with some kids.
They talk about the New Orleans Pelicans signing Terrence Jones during free agency that Davis had a hand in bringing in. They talk about the Pelicans’ first-round draft pick Buddy Hield, who Davis said that once he saw play at Oklahoma, told team officials they needed to draft Hield.
They discuss the outlook for a Pelicans team that missed the playoffs a year after getting there in 2015. Davis talks about what he thinks of New Orleans.
They discuss the Olympic team — a team Davis will miss because of injury — about how several guys have dropped off. He talks about how good the team can be.