Fans watching the NBA All-Star Game earlier this month did a double take when Anthony Davis took the court.
Davis wasn’t wearing his own jersey.
In a gesture of support for fellow All-Star and New Orleans Pelicans teammate DeMarcus Cousins, Davis donned the one that had been created for Cousins during the first few minutes of the game. It led to a funny exchange in the locker room before tip-off.
— 2018 NBA All-Star (@NBAAllStar) February 19, 2018
Now, both the Cousins/Davis gamer and Davis’ own jersey are on the block through NBA Auctions and the Cousins jersey actually has the higher bid thus far. Bidding opened online last week and the auction will run through March 15.
Cousins was lost for the season after tearing his Achilles tendon in late January. He had been averaging 25.2 points, 12.9 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game. Over the past 50 years, only four players averaged those numbers for an entire season. All four were named MVP.
Both players attended Kentucky before turning pro.
— DeMarcus Cousins (@boogiecousins) February 19, 2018
Interestingly, Davis has played so well in Cousins’ absence that he’s now in the MVP mix. The 24-year-old is averaging 35 points and 12 rebounds per game in February.