Pelican fans boo Anthony Davis

Associated Press

We all knew this was coming.

Weeks after requesting a trade — but not getting one before the trade deadline Thursday — Anthony Davis took the court for the Pelicans Friday night and was booed during introductions.

To be fair, I’d call that a mix of boos and cheers.

The boos continued when Davis would touch the ball on offense (which is a lot — he’s very good at basketball, in case you forgot).

One of the reasons the Pelicans might have wanted to trade Davis prior to the deadline was they didn’t have the stomach for what was to come the rest of the year, the boos being part of that.

It’s going to be an awkward rest of the season for New Orleans.