For Los Angeles Lakers star big man Anthony Davis, Disney World in Orlando, Florida will forever have a special place in his heart. After all, it’s where he finally won his first NBA championship after empty stints in his first seven seasons. It’s where he also made arguably the most memorable shot of his career, draining the game-winning three-pointer against the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference Finals.
Davis, however, isn’t too keen on going back. At least not yet.
He was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Tuesday night, showing off the glistening Larry O’Brien trophy with him. He talked about their title conquest and his plans moving forward.
But when asked when he’ll return to the popular theme park, he had a nice joke about it.
“Not for at least two years. We even talked about boycotting playing the Orlando Magic for a while.”
Anthony Davis and the rest of the Lakers stayed at Disney World in the Sunshine State for more than three months, longer than any other team except the Miami Heat, who they battled for the coveted 2020 title. Staying for an extended period in unfamiliar surroundings was a huge challenge for the players. Luckily for them, loved ones were eventually allowed inside.
Safe to say, the 27-year-old Davis is happy to be back home and will spend more time with his family. But there’s also other serious stuff to attend to like his free agency.
While it’s still unclear whether he’ll re-sign with the Purple and Gold or move to a different team, one thing’s a little certain: It won’t be in Central Florida.