Anthony Davis upset a lot of Pelicans fans with his wardrobe choice during last night’s game. Evidently the NBA superstar doesn’t pick out his own clothes.
Wardrobe malfunctions are nothing new in the world of sports, but Anthony Davis took things to an entirely new level last night. By donning a shirt proclaiming “that’s all folks” he managed to start a firestorm for Pelicans fans who have supported him for years.
Today, Davis came up with a really creative explanation for his fashion choice. The 26-year-old superstar insists that someone lays out his clothes on his behalf before every game. As such, the mysterious stylist is really who is to blame for Davis’ insulting t-shirt choice.
The idea that some sort of fashion professional chooses Davis’ clothes on a regular basis is actually pretty reasonable. Quite a few NBA stars like to think of themselves as trend setters. The trend of wearing graphic t-shirts with blazers hasn’t quite caught fire in corporate America, but it’s a stable for injured players all over the association.
That doesn’t mean players have no control over the choices. Davis is an adult who presumably makes a lot of choices about his daily life. He clearly feels empowered to try to engineer a move way from the franchise that drafted him. On the other hand, perhaps that’s all a product of his agent.
At the very least, Davis has a mind of his own. When he saw that t-shirt laying out for him prior to Tuesday night’s game he absolutely knew it would create a controversy. He easily could have arranged for another shirt to be brought to the arena for him to wear.
He made a conscious decision to incite a controversy and now he’s trying to act like he’s a victim in all this. It’s time for Davis to take responsibility for his actions. His two choices are either to apologize to Pelicans fans or embrace his role as the biggest villain in franchise history. There’s not much middle ground.