My younger brother is a Jefferson County law enforcement officer and he was assigned to the red carpet for a period of time on Saturday. He is a die hard Louisville Cardinal fan and this, as you might imagine, has caused a few heated discussions, only one of which that came to blows. I’m not making that up.
At a family function last night he told me that he came across all of the Wildcats (including John Calipari) as he made sure that the wild masses stayed away from the celebs at the event. He told me that the first player to arrive was Anthony Davis. He showed up on one of those charter tour buses with a group of people that looked to be casual fans wearing just khakis and a polo shirt. After he got off the bus, he immediately started sighing autographs for fans hoping to catch a glimpse of someone famous.
My bro then said that Davis started taking pictures with anybody and everybody with a camera, and that he did so for about 30 minutes or more. Eventually the rest of the guys (pictured above) showed up in limos with entourages. Apparently John Calipari was not very happy that Davis was the only one there on time and that the others were more than a half an hour late.
My brother said that he was thoroughly impressed by how genuinely nice Anthony Davis is and how he took such a large part of his afternoon to sign autographs and take pictures. He said he couldn’t get to everybody, but he got to most of them. He said the other Wildcats seemed very nice, but Anthony Davis stood out and that he became a fan of the young phenom.
That’s high praise from a Louisville fan.