Fear the brow. This was a phrase that was sweeping the 2011-12 college basketball season. That year Anthony Davis’ Kentucky team went 30-1 in the regular season and eventually swept through the NCAA tournament. While Davis hit the meme circuit with his unibrow and resemblance to Sesame Street’s Bert, his tenacious playing style and absurdly long arms made him the #1 pick in the 2012 NBA Draft.
The Brow’s neverending motor helped get him on the 2012 Olympic team, all before logging a single minute in the NBA. Since entering the league, Anthony Davis has established himself as a double-double machine. Davis can bust out a 40 point, 15 rebound, 5 block game at any time. The only things holding The Brow back have been various injuries and a lack of talent around him.
In his short stint playing alongside DeMarcus Cousins, Anthony Davis and Boogie played the same Nike shoes, namely the Air Max Audacity and Air Max Dominate. While Davis has mostly worn “big man” shoes that favoured cushioning and stability over court-feel, he hasn’t allowed the bulkier shoes to weigh him down. Davis actually moves like a guard from his time as a 6’2″ high school sophomore. An 8-inch growth spurt leading to his senior year helped with rebounding and blocks, but The Brow somehow still kept the dribbling, passing, and shooting ability from his guard days. With that said, here’s how Davis’ game progressed alongside the shoes he wore.