A homecoming. A NBA debut. Another step on what’s believed to a path to professional basketball stardom.
An exhibition game between the New Orleans Pelicans and Miami Heat Saturday night contains all those elements. Thanks goes to the Pelicans, who have two former University of Kentucky standouts (Anthony Davis and Darius Miller), plus former University of Louisville standout Russ Smith.
Davis, who led UK to the 2012 national championship, was in a playful mood in meeting with reporters after the Pelicans shootaround Saturday morning.
Looking around the Yum Center, he quipped, “I’d rather be in Rupp.”