In case there was even the slightest doubt whether Kentucky's Anthony Davis plans to enter the NBA draft or not, the future No. 1 pick pretty much put that to rest Thursday night on "Jimmy Kimmel Live."
He bemoaned John Calipari making him go to class second semester. He said the first thing he wants to buy with his newfound wealth is a white-on-white Bentley. And he said his mother is the only person in his family who wants him to return to Kentucky.
"She wants me to stay in school," Davis said. "She really doesn't care about basketball. She cares about education. My dad gives her this look like, 'Are you crazy? Did you not see what happened in college the past year?'"
Nobody can blame Davis for putting his basketball future above a diploma right now considering how little he has left to accomplish in college basketball. Davis was the consensus national player of the year as a freshman and led Kentucky to a national championship Monday night, cementing his status as the surefire No. 1 pick in the draft.
Davis did insist that he might bypass the NBA to stay in school or even take over Kimmel's show, prompting a great one liner from the host.
Deadpanned Kimmel, "We do have a two-eyebrow minimum here though."
What would it really take for Davis to remain at Kentucky as a sophomore? He has an idea in mind.
"I started to make my own offers," Davis said. "No practice, no class. Only basketball games."
Good luck with that, man. Somewhere Mark Emmert just popped two Advils.
- John Calipari