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Anthony Davis explains his ‘That’s all Folks!’ shirt

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New Orleans Pelicans superstar Anthony Davis rubbed a whole lot of people the wrong way when he sported a T-shirt that read “That’s all Folks!” during the Pelicans’ season finale against the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday night.

But Davis swears the wardrobe was not his own doing:

People are going to find that kind of hard to believe.

Of course, Davis asked for a trade from New Orleans back in late January, which sparked a media firestorm. Would be traded to the Los Angeles Lakers by the Feb. 7 trade deadline? Would the Pelicans wait until the offseason to deal him to the Boston Celtics or New York Knicks? Were the Los Angeles Clippers an option?

Ultimately, the Pelicans rebuffed the Lakers’ aggressive efforts to trade for Davis in-season, even reportedly turning down a godfather offer from Los Angeles that was said to include Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Ivica Zubac, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and multiple first-round draft picks.

New Orleans will almost surely trade Davis this summer, especially with the big man’s contract expiring in 2020.

On the season, Davis played in 56 games and averaged 25.9 points, 12 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 2.4 blocks and 1.6 steals over 33 minutes per game while shooting 51.7 percent from the floor, 33.1 percent from three-point range and 79.4 percent from the free-throw line.

The 26-year-old, who played his collegiate basketball at the University of Kentucky, was originally selected by New Orleans with the first overall pick of the 2012 NBA Draft.

Through seven season with the organization, Davis made the playoffs just twice, but made six All-Star appearances.