New Orleans Pelicans player Anthony Davis set the court on fire Monday night, with a career high with 53 points and 18 rebounds to cool off the Phoenix Suns.
The 2017 NBA All-Star MVP now joins Bob McAdoo as the only players with 50 points, 15 rebounds and five blocks since blocks were tracked in 1973-74, according to ESPN stats.
The Pelicans went on to beat the Suns 125-166, and Davis — a first overall draft pick in 2012 — got the Twitterverse on its feet cheering while blowing the minds of sports statisticians.
His performance was described as “out of this world,” “otherworldly” and just plain “insane.”
One user even went as far to say that Davis is the greatest player to rock Number 23, which are fighting words seeing as the legendary Michael Jordan wore 23 for the Chicago Bulls.
See the tweets below.
Anthony Davis joins Bob McAdoo as the only players with 50 points, 15 rebounds and 5 blocks since blocks were tracked in 1973-74.
– ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) February 27, 2018
– New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) February 27, 2018
50-point, 15-rebound games in the last 17 years
Rest of NBA combined–3 pic.twitter.com/DpcXu2UY8K
– StatMuse (@statmuse) February 27, 2018
ANTHONY DAVIS IS UNREAL pic.twitter.com/NTlVqp5Urn
– SB Nation (@SBNation) February 27, 2018
Anthony Davis is on a five-game win streak and his numbers are jaw-dropping:
2.8 BPG pic.twitter.com/UxsHxLWpHV
– Cycle (@bycycle) February 26, 2018
Anthony Davis has had some monster games in February:
MVP type push.
– Josh Eberley ???????? (@JoshEberley) February 27, 2018
Anthony Davis put up INSANE numbers vs Phoenix. Whoa. pic.twitter.com/Zh0ndaiXP2
– Legion Hoops (@LegionHoops) February 27, 2018
James Harden is probably MVP, but Anthony Davis is playing out of this world basketball currently.
– Joel Clarke (@jc_thebomb) February 27, 2018
Can Anthony Davis steal MVP buzz from Harden? His play this month is otherworldly.
– Duran Parsi (@CSLDuran) February 27, 2018
Skip Bayless is so eating his words about Anthony Davis, what a fool! Who am I kidding!, he’ll probably still thinks of another reason why the man is still Overrated.
– KJacks27 (@jacks27_k) February 27, 2018
anthony davis the greatest to rock that 23. hot take.
– ZayBake (@ZayBake) February 27, 2018