Anthony Davis says he learned he was traded on Instagram

Kurt Helin
NBC Sports

Rich Paul tried to call him and let him know, but Anthony Davis was watching a movie in a hotel room and didn’t want to be interrupted, so he sent the call to voicemail. Then did it again. But that’s when the lightbulb went off over his head. Davis called Paul back, but went straight to voicemail.

“Me being a 26-year-old, I went straight to Instagram, and that’s when I saw it.”

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Davis had been traded to the Lakers and had his first press conference on Saturday at the Lakers practice facility.


Davis is an elite, MVP candidate level player and the best center in the game for the modern style of play because he can step out and hit the three, drive, score inside, and protect the rim. Except, Davis doesn’t want to bang bodies in the paint all the time, so the Lakers went out and got DeMarcus Cousins and JaVale McGee.



Davis added he was excited to play with Cousins again.

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