Although Los Angeles Lakers’ superstar Anthony Davis is a free agent next summer, everyone expects him to remain with the franchise for years to come. However, it looks like Davis himself isn’t 100 percent committed to staying in LA just yet and is entertaining the idea of playing for his hometown team Chicago Bulls.
Davis was in Chicago on Tuesday for the Lakers’ game against the Bulls, and used the opportunity to spend some time with the basketball teams of his alma mater Perspectives Charter School. During the Q&A segment, one athlete decided to ask the 26-year-old All-Star whether he would consider playing for the Bulls if he had a chance for that.
“Honestly, it’s nothing like playing at home,” Davis responded. “I don’t know. … I mean, I am a free agent next year, but we’ll see. It’s a possibility.”
While Anthony Davis most likely just wanted to please the home crowd, the fact is that the Chicago Bulls have a talented young team that is on the rise. If Lakers don’t fulfill Davis’ NBA title hopes soon and Bulls keep on getting better, nothing guarantees that he won’t get homesick in the future.
Davis also added that he considers Chicago to be the Mecca of basketball given all the success the city had in the past and the talent that it produced.
“I mean, it is. We’ve got the best basketball players ever,” he explained. “You look at the history with all the guys we’ve got that made the league and even the guys that didn’t make the league. They say New York, but it’s not even close.”
Davis is currently having a great start of the season with the Lakers, averaging 28.5 points, 11.5 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 3.0 blocks per game.