Anthony Davis doesn't play fantasy basketball like the thousands of fans that eagerly follow him. However, that's not necessarily a knock on those who do, because as he sees it, his job is to perform on the real floor.
He told RedBull.com, "That's how I'm going to play fantasy basketball, by going out there and performing on the floor and helping everybody else."
AD's lack of direct involvement also doesn't preclude of him daydreaming about his ideal modern-day Dream Team. He believes if he were paired with Stephen Curry, James Harden, LeBron James and DeMarcus Cousins, the team would be unbeatable. They would win all 82 games during the regular season, and then march right through the postseason.
For the last few years, fantasy sports have witnessed an explosion of participants and become a billion dollar industry. Thanks to sites like FanDuel and DraftKings, millions of fans now not only actively watch NBA games but also make small bets on their favorite players.
Although this new model remains closely scrutinized, as many fail to see a difference between it and illegal gambling, it is undoubtedly responsible for increasing the popularity of professional sports. Until the laws change, the players of these games of skill and strategy will continue to pay meticulous attention to every move Anthony Davis makes. His production on any given night could reward someone with significant earnings.