The Anthony Davis Comparisons Are Getting Out Of Hand

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Despite scoring just six points for Kentucky, Anthony Davis became just the fourth freshman to be named Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four.And while there is no denying Davis’ greatness as a college basketball player, some are already predicting greatness for Davis at the next level. In fact, some are comparing Davis to some of the best players to ever play in the NBA.

Here are a few examples…

  • Dick Vitale compared Davis to Tim Duncan, who has won two NBA MVP awards and four NBA titles.
  • Dick Vitale has also compared Davis to Patrick Ewing, who averaged 21.0 points per game over 17 seasons.
  • Bobby Knight took it a step further saying Davis is most like Hall of Famer Bill Russell, who won five NBA MVP awards and 11 NBA championships.
  • Billy Donovan said Davis has a chance to be “one of the best all time.”
  • Larry Brown said the team that drafts Davis will instantly become a 50-win team.

Maybe the one sane voice in a sea of hyperbole was that of ESPN analyst Bruce Bowen, who compared Davis to Marcus Camby, a player who at the peak of his career averaged 13 points and 12 rebounds per game.

Yeah, now that actually sounds realistic.

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