Anthony Davis has been told by long-term friend Kevin Garnett that he must join LeBron James at Los Angeles Lakers to propel his career to the next level.
“When Anthony Davis suits up for the Pelicans, that’s the best the Pelicans are going to be right there,” Garnett said.
“They are capped out. They are playing at the top of the level they can play at. Davis with LeBron James — he goes to another level and that’s scary. That’s why he needs to go to a team where he has a chance to hoist the trophy or at least have a chance at going in that direction. He doesn’t have that. Great players need to be with other great players. He is still ‘the guy’ when LeBron is there. They are both ‘the guy.’ That’s why you bring your superpowers together.”
Garnett also revealed he gave the advice directly to Davis.
“I told Anthony Davis this to his face,” Garnett added.
“You are not playing against the guys you are squaring up against every night. You are playing against history, man. Anthony Davis playing in New Orleans, I don’t want to say they are wasted days, but they are non-days. He needs to be somewhere where he can be with another guy and they can have a run at a championship. He has been in New Orleans long enough. It is time for a change now. This is it. No better time to do this.”