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Anthony Davis says 2018 NBA All-Star game will be “very competitive”

He believes in Team LeBron James but isn’t too hopeful on winning a second consecutive MVP trophy.

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Anthony Davis believes Sunday’s All-Star game is going to be more competitive than it has been in recent years.

“I think it will be very competitive,” said Davis to Casey Stern and Steve Smith on an NBAtv interview earlier today. “I think splitting the teams up like that was good. You hear a lot of stuff about the All-Star game isn’t competitive. It’s getting boring. So I think doing it this way is going to switch it up a little bit — be a little more competitive, and I think guys are going to go out there and play hard. Dwane Casey already came in and said, ‘Let’s treat this like a real game.’”

When Davis was asked why he thought Team is LeBron James would win, he boasted this team’s size and ability to run is unparalleled.

“We’ve got a lot of size,” stated Davis. “Kyrie’s at the point. LeBron’s going to be running the four. I’m going to be the five. KD, the three. We’ve got a lot of size in the starting lineup, and then coming off the bench we’ve got a lot of great scorers. And we’re able to run.”

As for winning the MVP for a second consecutive season, Davis didn’t sound confident he’d be able bring home another trophy: “According to the guys on the team, they told me I need to relax this time.”

Oh well. Davis taking it easy isn’t the worst thing in the world when considering the fact that the New Orleans Pelicans will need him back at full throttle once the All-Star break finishes towards the end of next week.