Anthony Davis is one of the most talked-about players in the NBA All-Star game on Saturday night, but ask him how he feels about the event and it's all potatoes, potatoes, potatoes.
"There's no fun going into this game," Davis said of the game held in Charlotte. "It's kind of boring. Just sports and basketball. It's no fun. All the stuff I like about it, it's all about spuds."
If Davis didn't like food like potato chips (he's a fan of Swizz Beatz), he'd also probably like an ice cream cart. He's one of the best players in the NBA. The guy who gets this celebrity basketball game started should be in there talking to fans and sponsors. The All-Star game has long been seen as a platform to promote the game, not the celebrity players and their antics.
For example, Carmelo Anthony headlined this year's celebrity game, but he spent a majority of his time drinking more of them than shooting his free throws.
Davis is a leading contender for the MVP award in the All-Star game. Davis is not the best overall player in the NBA, but he's good enough to dominate a game, especially with All-Star power forward LeBron James sitting out because of knee soreness.
Davis' performance will be important for the Lakers, who are battling other teams for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Davis' high post game and deft ball-handling skills could be huge in carrying the Lakers. His numbers through his first 26 games: 18.6 points, 10.4 rebounds, 4.3 assists.
When asked about putting his team in position to make the playoffs, Davis declined to comment.
"I already told you," he said, making a nod toward everyone in the media.