Anthony Davis Teases The Possibility Of Playing For Chicago When He Becomes A Free Agent Next Season

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Anthony Davis lives in sunny California. His Lakers are a Western Conference-leading 5-1. He was just announced the Western Conference Player of the Week on Monday after he averaged 32.0 points, 13.0 rebounds, 2.7 blocks in a stretch his team went 3-0.

Things could not be better for Anthony Davis’ career right now. Still, never underestimate the persistence of NBA fans trying to rock the boat.

The 26-year-old surprised members of the boys and girls basketball teams at his alma mater, Perspectives Charter School, at local hotspot Lulu’s Hot Dogs in Chicago on Monday. The Lakers are set to take on the Bulls at the United Center on Tuesday night.

Davis fielded questions from kids during a Q&A and was asked bluntly if he’s consider returning to play for the city he grew up in and referred to as the “Mecca of Basketball.”

Here was his response, via ESPN:

“If you get a chance to come home and play for the Bulls would you do it?” a young athlete asked Davis in the midst of a Q&A segment of the Nike-sponsored event.

“Honestly, it’s nothing like playing at home,” Davis responded, after the room filled with laughter. “I don’t know. … I mean, I am a free agent next year, but we’ll see. It’s a possibility.”

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