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The San Antonio Spurs travel to New Orleans tonight to kick off their season against the Hornets. The San Antonio roster looks almost identical to the team that won 50 games last year. For the Hornets, it’s another story.
Nine players will be making their debut for New Orleans tonight, including top overall draft pick Anthony Davis. Davis and fellow rookie Austin Rivers are hoping to show early that they’re the future of this franchise and can dig them out of the crater left by the departure of Chris Paul. Davis put up strong numbers in the preseason and he’s my pick for rookie of the year (yes, I know I’m really going out on a limb there), but he’ll have his hands full in his NBA debut.
The Spurs will be without Manu Ginobili, who is sitting out the game with some back issues. Luckily for the Spurs, they have no shortage of shooting guards so several players should be up to the task of stepping in for Manu. The Hornets will also be without guard Eric Gordon indefinitely with a knee injury.
Point guard Tony Parker will be hoping to build on an MVP-caliber season, but he says the Spurs need to stay focused and motivated.
"A lot of people see us as the nice Spurs," said Parker. "We need to play like we're hungry, like we want it. We have to stop saying, 'Oh, we won a lot of championships, we'll come back next year.' We have to play with more attitude."
The Spurs swept the four-game series with the Hornets last year, but this year’s team is no pushover. Obviously with so many young guys and new players, the Hornets are going to take some time to gel, but the talent is there for this team to be a success a couple years down the road. The Hornets will not be considered an automatic win on the schedule for anyone this year, and if the Spurs want to get off on the right foot, they better come prepared to play.
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Ludacris has been pretty quiet in the rap game as of late but he busted out a prime costume for Halloween festivities this past weekend. The ATL-based rapper dressed up as top draft pick Anthony Davis, complete with a unibrow (not sure if it’s real or not….) and Davis Hornets jersey. Awesome costume, give that man some candy.
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Rapper Ludacris debuted his Halloween costume on Instagram today. He’s going as New Orleans Hornets rookie, Anthony Davis, complete with unibrow. #FearTheBrow
Guess who rapper Ludacris decided to dress up as in honor of Halloween this year? The correct answer to that question would be New Orleans Hornets rookie and overall number one draft pick Anthony Davis. Who else in the sporting world rocks a more distinct unibrow than the one sported by Ludacris? The resemblance is uncanny. However, Davis holds about a 14-inch edge in the height...
Ludacris has one of the better Halloween costumes that I've seen so far this year. He dressed up as NBA rookie Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Hornets. Just spot on by Luda. Can't get any better of a match than this (other than the obvious height differential which is 1 ft 2 inches.) Hopefully Anthony doesn't get to out of control and sue him for trademark infringement...
Anthony Davis and Darius Miller made their NBA debuts for the New Orleans Hornets on Wednesday night. Davis, the top overall draft pick, produced big numbers in his first pro game.
You don’t have to know much about basketball to know about Anthony Davis and his trusty sidekick, the famous uni-brow. He dominated so much in college that he couldn’t get any better and became the unanimous first overall pick in the draft. The man can flat out ball and he won’t struggle from the beginning because you can’t teach height...
Led by No. 1 overall pick Anthony Davis, the New Orleans Hornets have some promising young talent. However, it might take some time for the team to produce consistent success.
The new veteran additions for the Utah Jazz could pay off right away.
Davis and the Hornets look to bounce back from a season-opening defeat when they visit the Jazz on Friday night.
In his NBA debut Wednesday...
NEW ORLEANS – If Tim Duncan is the gold standard by which all other NBA power forwards are measured, the San Antonio Spurs' future Hall of Famer gushed over what he saw across the court Wednesday night in New Orleans Hornets' rookie Anthony Davis, the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft. Duncan scored 24 points, including nine of San Antonio's final 12 points, and grabbed...
Austin Rivers said his first NBA game felt "good."
He knew that was not true.
Rivers had a rough go of it in his professional debut, bricking
eight of his nine shots and committing three turnovers in the Hornets' loss to
the Spurs on Wednesday. The combo guard out of Duke never displayed his usual
swagger in 24 minutes, turning down shots he hit...
Wednesday night in New Orleans wasn’t exactly scripted as planned. The San Antonio Spurs, who finished with the best record in the Western Conference last season and had their entire team back, struggled against the number one overall pick Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Hornets Wednesday, however by the end of the night, the ending result was similar to the original script...
San Antonio Spurs (0-0) vs. New Orleans Hornets (0-0)
The first game for any top pick is always something special. You only get one first time, right?
Anthony Davis' first time will be something to remember. He will be going up directly against a player who is surely one of his idols in Tim Duncan. It is the Big Fundamental against the Brow. And it...
NEW ORLEANS – Tim Duncan scored 24 points, including nine of his team's final 12 points, and Tony Parker hit a dagger three-pointer with 49 seconds left to power the San Antonio Spurs to a 99-95 victory over the New Orleans Hornets on Wednesday night, spoiling the NBA debut of No. 1 overall pick Anthony Davis. Duncan, who like Davis hopes to be was once the lottery pick who...