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By LARRY VAUGHT
Anthony Davis is not worried about playing time with the USA Olympic team.
“I just want to go in when I get the opportunity, play and do things to help my team win,” he said. “I am not upset about not getting minutes (in exhibition games) that some people think I should.
“I am 19 years old. This is a great opportunity. I am not complaining at all about anything. Most players who are 19 will never be able to say they were even in this position. I am here to have fun and learn. If my time comes to get in the game, I will compete and play to my highest level. But I won’t complain about anything.”
He has no problems with Duke coach Krzyzewski, Team USA’s head coach, despite the UK-Duke rivalry.
“No, it’s not strange at all playing for him. He is a great coach. I have no problems with him. He is trying to win the gold medal. The rivalry between UK and Duke has nothing to do with this,” Davis said.
The non-stop grind he’s been through the last four months doesn’t concern him, either, even though NBA training camps will open not long after the Olympics end.
“I will take a break when it is over. I am young. If LeBron and Kobe at ages 28 and 30 can do it, I certainly can with fresh legs,” the former UK star said. “These guys come to practice some days and say their legs are killing them. Me, I am jumping all over. Me and Russell Westbrook are the youngest. I get plenty of rest and have plenty of energy. I don’t worry about any fatigue.”
He says if his team wins the gold medal, it will mean even more to him than winning the national championship did.
“Winning the gold medal in the Olympics, you are representing your country. It’s a great thing to represent your country. I really want to win,” he said. “You are representing the whole United States, not just one school. Winning the NCAA was fun and I loved Kentucky and the fans, but this is a whole different thing. This is for your whole country.”