Q&A: Anthony Davis says he's the best player in the league
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In a recent interview with New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis, ESPN’s Rachel Nichols asked him about his place among the NBA’s elite players, his recent switch of representation and what his role will be in leading the Pelicans this coming season. An edited transcript of the interview appears below:
Nichols: What does Chicago mean to you?
Davis: It means a lot. This is my hometown. This is where I grew up. This is the city I represent every time I play. I love it. My family’s here. Brings back a lot of memories, just being here right now. And we talked about having field trips here at The Bean. Of course, everybody around is showing love. So anytime I come back to the city, it means a lot to me to be here.
Nichols: I was trying to make a list of the best Chicago players ever. And you’ve got Isiah Thomas — well, I’m not counting, like, Kevin Garnett, because he was only here for a year, right?
Davis: Yeah. Yeah — we count him.
Nichols: You count him?
Davis: We count half. He’s half.
Nichols: All right. Well half. Isiah Thomas.