As Anthony Davis' decision not to sign a contract extension this summer with the New Orleans Pelicans continues to reverberate around the city, even politicians are weighing in on the situation.
Bill Cassidy, the Republican United States senator from Louisiana, said he reached out to the team's ownership after the news broke.
"I spoke to the owner, Gayle Benson—she says she's willing to meet [Davis'] price," Cassidy told TMZ Sports. "But, I think Anthony wants something different."
It's been a tough month for New Orleans sports fans. The Saints lost in the NFC Championship Game to the Los Angeles Rams, in part because of a horrendous no-call from officials. And now Davis' agent publicly declared his desire for a trade, with the Los Angeles Lakers a potential landing spot for the 2012 No. 1 overall pick.
Suffice to say, folks from New Orleans aren't huge fans of the city of Los Angeles at the moment.