Anthony Davis, the projected No. 1 pick in this years NBA Draft, said Thursday that he wants to shut down Lakers guard Kobe Bryant and that his family wanted him to play for the Charlotte Bobcats -- especially his mother -- according to comments he made on the Dan Patrick Show:
“He’s a monster. So I just want to go out there and play my hardest. There’s a lot of guys that can’t stop Kobe. So if I stop him I could be one of the guys that say ‘I shut Kobe down’.”
He went on to say that his family hoped that he would play for Michael Jordan's Bobcats in Charlotte. The New Orleans Hornets won the Draft Lottery on Wednesday night and will likely take Davis with the first pick:
“A lot of disappointment inside my family. My mom wanted me to go to Charlotte. I have a lot of good friends in Charlotte. At the same time, it wasn’t my call. A lot of guys are disappointed but they have to move on and make the best out of New Orleans.”He said if the Hornets draft him, he won't move his mother down to New Orleans. He thought about getting her a house there, he said, "but that's too close."