What's better than an All-Star game? An All-Star game that breaks the records!
The 2017 NBA All-Star game was full of crazy highlights and performances. But none surpassed the show Anthony Davis put on tonight, scoring a whopping 52 points! The record was previously held by Wilt Chamberlain, who set it in 1962. It was no secret that Davis was trying to make a statement tonight, and he showed his home town why he is such a vital piece to the Pelicans' future.
The Pelicans themselves though have not been the team everyone hoped they'd be. A slow start and injury riddled stars have derailed a hopeful season so far. Whether or not the Pels' can find Davis some help before the deadline remains to be seen. But this weekend was no doubt a way for New Orleans and AD to get a break, and enjoy being the center of attention.
Maybe that's why the Pelicans star was so aggressive tonight. Either way, it was a great night for the city. There were plenty of other stars in the house, of course. But when it comes to New Orleans, make no mistake about it: this is Anthony Davis' town.