2. Anthony Davis
Ever since Anthony Davis made this statement in 2019, Chicago Bulls fans (including myself) have dreamed about bringing the superstar back home. The 30-year-old played at Perspectives Charter in Chicago, where he was named a McDonald’s All-American and was the top player on the ESPN 100.
AD then committed to Kentucky, where he had maybe the best freshman year in NCAA basketball history. Davis won National College Player of the Year in 2012, had the most blocked shots in SEC history, as well as the most blocks in an NCAA championship game. The Brow led Kentucky to a title behind unbelievable defense, and carried this over into the NBA.
Davis was the No. 1 overall pick by the New Orleans Pelicans, where he played 7 excellent seasons before going to LA, where he helped lead the Lakers to a championship in the 2020 bubble. When he has been on the court, AD consistently shows that he is a top player in the league, but that is where the concerns begin. He has struggled to stay on the court, playing in just 56% of games over the last three seasons. This has been his biggest weakness, and the only reason why he is not at the pinnacle of the league.
Despite these injury troubles, AD is a game-changer. This was shown in Game 1 against the Warriors on Tuesday, where he had 30 points, 23 boards, and 4 blocks in the Lakers win.
While it still may be a few years down the line, the Chicago Bulls have to continue to pursue Anthony Davis, as he will bring a spark to Chicago that fans need desperately. He has said he has wanted to come home in the past, and he has the ability to change the franchise for the better.