Thursday, December 4, 2014

The Brow

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You guys know me, so you know that Fantasy sports is one of my favorite hobbies. It is a great way to get into watching games that you normally don't care about and it fulfills my dream job of being a GM for a team. If you haven't tried it before, it is never too late. Here is interesting article by Lance Marks on some NBA action. 

If there was a vote for NBA MVP through the 1st month of the regular season, chances are Anthony Davis would get plenty of votes. He has been a dominant force for the New Orleans Pelicans, and the 21-year-old seems to only get better and better every single game. While he might not have that dynamic personality many people are used to seeing from a superstar, he does have a distinguishable feature that has become marketable. For better or worse, Anthony Davis is going to be known as Unibrow (or, for short, The Brow).

It might seem weird to a lot of people that eyebrows that merge together to form one big one on a player’s face is a marketable asset. However, people quickly realized that it was not a joke but instead something he was going to embrace when he decided to file for a trademark. It has been mentioned or eluded to in quite a few different advertisements for him at the beginning of his career. Much like players known for facial hair or a unique hairstyle, this is another way to differentiate Anthony Davis from other players in the NBA. Oh yeah, he also just happens to be the best individual player in the NBA so far this year from a statistical standpoint. He is a fantasy basketball standout in nearly every single category

Sometimes, it can be difficult for a young player to develop some sort of identity in the NBA. It does not seem to be much of an issue for a guy such as Davis right now. There might be some people who feel like he needs to develop more of a personality instead of relying on his singular eyebrow, but that will probably come in time. In advertisements, he has been able to also work on developing a stoic, deadpan type of humor similar to Tim Duncan or Blake Griffin. Both of those players are doing just fine, and they don’t even have that unique look.