We all knew this was coming.
Weeks after requesting a trade — but not getting one before the trade deadline Thursday — Anthony Davis took the court for the Pelicans Friday night and was booed during introductions.
To be fair, I’d call that a mix of boos and cheers.
The boos continued when Davis would touch the ball on offense (which is a lot — he’s very good at basketball, in case you forgot).
Anthony Davis gets booed on his first touch of the game pic.twitter.com/bc5Rzcdy39
— The Render (@TheRenderNBA) February 9, 2019
One of the reasons the Pelicans might have wanted to trade Davis prior to the deadline was they didn’t have the stomach for what was to come the rest of the year, the boos being part of that.
Pels fans are booing Anthony Davis every possession and neither Gayle Benson nor Dell Demps look happy about it
— Ricky Sanders (@RSandersDFS) February 9, 2019
It’s going to be an awkward rest of the season for New Orleans.