Anthony Davis’ Charles Barkley portrait pegs him as a regular Rembrandt (pic)
New Orleans Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis is not only one of the most talented young players in the NBA, he’s also something of an artist.
Davis sat down for an interview with Rachel Nichols for an “Inside the NBA” segment and it was mentioned that he is something of a doodler.
Nichols asked Davis to demonstrate his artistic inclinations and he complied, drawing a remarkably lifelike and profoundly compelling portrait of TNT’s own Charles Barkley.
Nichols tweeted the breathtaking results of Davis’ on-the-spot doodling.
Check out the @NBAonTNT postgame show: I ask Anthony Davis to show off his sketchbook skills by drawing the Chuckster pic.twitter.com/Hx93eW8kxl
— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) January 23, 2015
Fantastic. Barkley advised Davis not to quit his day job, which of course is a reasonable suggestion. But Davis clearly has some talent. Envision two art lovers discussing the above piece. It may go a little something like this:
Art Lover No. 1: I sense great vulnerability. A land child crying out for love, an innocent orphan in the post-modern world.
Art Lover No. 2: I see a parasite. A sexually-depraved miscreant, who is seeking to gratify only his most basic and immediate urges.
Art Lover No. 1: He is struggled, he is man-struggled. He lifts my spirit!
Art Lover No. 2: He is a loathsome, offensive brute, yet I can’t look away.
Ha. Seinfeld references.
[H/T The Big Lead]