Lakers forward and Chicago native Anthony Davis shocked the world last weekend when he was repping Green Bay at the Packers-Seahawks playoff game at Lambeau.
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Growing up in Chicago, the cheeseheads should've been Davis' number one rival, but instead he is wearing green and gold all over social media. How on earth did this happen? Davis explains here.
In which AD explains how a Chicago kid became a Packers fan (and talks about his trip to Lambeau) pic.twitter.com/xBPu6B8bgF— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) January 14, 2020
Davis admits he was never a huge football fan growing up and chose to root for the Packers because he knew some friends on the team. Valid reasons (I guess?) and we can't hold it against him (except that we totally will). Davis does go onto say that his father isn't thrilled with his choice of NFL teams. Can you blame him?
AD was asked how a kid from Chicago became a Green Bay fan: "My dad pulls his hair out every day trying to figure out why I'm a Packers fan." AD wasn't a big 🏈 guy growing up, but had some friends on the team when he eventually chose G.B.; he takes heat, but doesn't care.— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) January 14, 2020
Davis throws a bit of shade towards the Bears, referencing their less-than-stellar 2019 season. Ouch. Maybe Davis could make it up to the city of Chicago if he returns home next season in black and red at the United Center.
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