Published: Thu, February 22, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Anthony Davis starts NBA All-Star Game wearing DeMarcus Cousins' jersey

Anthony Davis starts NBA All-Star Game wearing DeMarcus Cousins' jersey

The New Orleans Pelicans were always going to be fighting for a playoff spot, but Anthony Davis feels DeMarcus Cousins' season-ending injury robbed the team of a chance to truly contend. "(Pelicans guard Rajon) Rondo reminds us of it, 'You guys are the two best bigs.

Davis and Cousins were on pace to become the first teammates ever to each average 25 points and 10 rebounds per game when Cousins went down with the season-ending injury on January 26.

Like Davis, Cousins was named an All-Star Game starter after an outstanding start to the season. "A lot of minutes, the weight of the world on your shoulders".

"So you just got to take it year-by-year and just see".

Including the game in which he got injured, the Pelicans had won seven of their last eight games, and looked to be finally putting things together in the Cousins-Anthony Davis era.

Davis said he has been mirroring Russell Westbrook's approach to keep the Pelicans in the playoff picture.

But after Cousins' injury, the Pelicans have as many question marks as ever. "You just have to play it out, and go from there".

The New Orleans star has recently admitted that he listens when a former player like Kevin Garnett stresses he should have asked for a trade earlier in his career. He's said as well just making the playoffs isn't good enough, he's looking for a run.

We also saw Westbrook take on a similar style last season without Durant as he signed with the Warriors and the end result was a Most Valuable Player trophy for Westbrook and the National Basketball Association record for most triple-doubles in a single season. "I'm not going to lie, it makes you think because you wonder if you're following in that same path", Davis said. But then again, you're like, 'This year could be the year.' You don't know.

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