Jimmy Kimmel confirms, among other things, that Anthony Davis is 6-11

by Jim Eichenhofer

Normally, Anthony Davis is on the receiving end of assists from point guard Tim Frazier, but during Davis’ appearance Wednesday on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” the four-time All-Star revealed that the tables are sometimes reversed, due to Davis’ clothing sponsorship deal with Saks Fifth Avenue.

The 24-year-old grinned while telling the story of how Frazier will sometimes go into Saks stores, peruse the merchandise, then send photos on his phone to Davis, explaining which items he wants Davis to procure for free.

“I’m like, ‘Dude, we make millions of dollars!’ ” a laughing Davis told Kimmel of his retort to Frazier when Davis receives those requests. “(Frazier) goes into the store, looks around and sends me a picture, saying, ‘I want this one.’ So I’m like, ‘Buy it!’ Which is pretty funny.”

At the outset of his visit with Kimmel, the ABC host surprised Davis by bringing out a giant ruler, in order to verify Davis’ height.

“According to me, I’m 6-10,” Davis explained. “Before every season, we get measured by our strength coach. When you’re 6-11, I feel like you have to play center. I don’t like playing center. I like to stick to power forward, so (I) round down.”

Kimmel’s official ruling came in at 6-11, but Davis doesn’t have much to worry about, because after the acquisition of 6-11 DeMarcus Cousins in February, the Pelicans have another perennial All-Star who often handles a bigger share of in-the-paint responsibilities.

With Kimmel’s show airing following Game 3 of the NBA Finals, Davis denied having a rooting interest in the series, but noted that his closest friends on the respective teams are Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving and Golden State’s Klay Thompson.

Watch a few clips from AD's appearance