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Anthony Davis leaves Smoothie King Center mid-game

Kristian Garic
February 14, 2019 - 10:08 pm

Anthony Davis walked out of the Smoothie King Center during the Pelicans game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, after suffering a shoulder injury.

Late in the first half against the Oklahoma City Thunder Davis was attempting to block a shot from a Thunders player Nerlins Noel, and walked off the court with an apparent shoulder injury shortly before halftime with the Pelicans leading.

In the third quarter Davis was spotted walking out of the Smoothie King Center with his agent Rich Paul of Klutch Sports.  The Pelicans and Davis have been in a standoff after he publicly demanded a trade a week and a half ago.  Now it appears Davis is pushing the envelope with the Pelicans, while his teammates and his coach were battling their tails off in what would eventually be at 131-122 win over OKC.  At the least, Davis could have joined his teammates on the bench while nursing his shoulder injury.

It is not customary for injured players to leave the arena during the game with an injury similar to this. 

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