Anthony Davis Bulking Up On Pizza

  • Mark Evans
Anthony Davis is certainly one of the thinner big men around the NBA. credit: http://sports.yahoo.com

Anthony Davis is certainly one of the thinner big men around the NBA.
credit: http://sports.yahoo.com

Rookie Anthony Davis is having a pretty solid season for the New Orleans Hornets after being selected with the number one overall pick. The former Kentucky Wildcat is averaging 13.4 points, 8.1 rebounds, and 1.8 blocks per game in 28.6 minutes of action. He hasn’t been terribly flashy, but he has been more or less what people had expected.

One concern about Anthony Davis is his weight. He was very thin coming into the league, and still is. For a big man, many felt he would have to bulk up a little to handle the physicality of the NBA.

So, he has decided to take the advice and bulk up a little. One way he’s doing so? Pizza. And a lot of it. Via Marc Spears:

New Orleans offers some of the world’s most renowned restaurants like Emeril’s, Commander’s Palace and Herbsaint. So what dish has Hornets rookie Anthony Davis fallen in love with since arriving to the Crescent City?


Specifically from the city’s Reginelli’s Pizzeria chain restaurant, where his pie of choice is a large with double pepperoni and double sausage.

“He eats pizza, man. It’s like if anyone says, ‘P … I’ and then, ‘Pizza,’ he perks up,” Hornets coach Monty Williams said. “This dude has this fascination with pizza. It’s unreal.”

Despite the calories and carbohydrates acquired with each meat lover’s slice, Davis, a slender 6-foot-11, 220-pounder, has not gained much weight since being drafted No. 1 overall last year. Davis says his high metabolism is keeping him from picking up pounds.

There are certainly worse habits than eating a bunch of pizza, I suppose. If he can pair it with a little extra time in the weight room to convert it into muscle, I’m sure the Hornets won’t have any problems.

Of course, Anthony Davis has to be careful not to put on a ton of weight. There is a fine line between adding a little muscle and becoming big to the point where you can’t play in the manner that you’re accustomed to.

Mark Evans, Assistant Manager/Editor of Content

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