Anthony Davis was honest about why he is ready to leave New Orleans.
It the nicest way possible he says he did all he can and doesn’t want to waste his prime with a losing organization.
“I gave the city, organization, fans everything I feel like I could,” the New Orleans Pelicans star said. “I don’t know how long I’m gonna play this game. People’s careers are short. And I feel like it’s my time to move on. …
“I feel like I’m in my prime right now, I’m playing at an elite level. And I want to make sure I take advantage of that.”
“At the same time, I had to think about myself and my future and my career and move forward,” said Davis, who has made only two playoff appearance in six-plus seasons with New Orleans since being drafted with the No. 1 pick in 2012. “I had high hopes. When you play somewhere for a long time — seven years, six and a half, I guess — this is all I know is New Orleans. … But I’d say for the most part, it was just thinking about my career and my future and my legacy — and doing what’s best for me.
“I’m all about legacy. The money comes and goes. And when I get done playing or leave this earth, what is my legacy gonna be?”
His legacy will be determined a lot about what happens after the trade.
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