Anthony Davis was just barred from a Los Angeles hotspot, before he even set foot in the establishment.
The New Orleans Pelicans forward was in West Hollywood with his teammates trying to grab some grub when a doorman refused to let him enter because he was wearing his team hoodie.
He may be the All-Star game MVP, but that carried no truck with the bouncer.
The story goes, Davis and a few teammates were trying to grab a bite to eat. Not party, not go clubbing, just eat dinner.
So they stopped at Katana, a chic Japanese restaurant in a fancy part of L.A., and simply tried to walk in. As most normal restaurants would let you do.
But apparently this doorman didn’t recognize Davis, or simply didn’t care.
According to one witness, “Davis was pleading with the doorman, saying, ‘Me and my teammates just want to get something to eat.’ He said he couldn’t take off the hoodie because he was wearing a sleeveless T-shirt underneath.”
Ah, athletes. But then it gets even better, because, “Davis even offered to spend a fortune to rent the private room, but the doorman said, ‘No you can’t come in wearing a hoodie.’ So Davis got back in his SUV and left.”
Then, after realizing he’d just lost a huge tab, the person in charge finally tried to step in. “Only then did the restaurant manager come running out, freaking out at the doorman.”
What are the odds that the doorman still has his job today? They kind of over reacted for a hoodie—especially since he was clearly an athlete wearing a team hoodie. But rules are rules, right?