Anthony Davis’ Iconic Unibrow is Part of His Identity
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Los Angeles Lakers superstar forward Anthony Davis lives by a motto: Whatever makes you different, embrace it.

In Davis’ case, this translates to owning his captivating, his scintillating, his one and only unibrow.

Over the years, it has become a big part of his identity.

Anthony Davis’ Unibrow

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The tail end of Anthony Davis’ high school career came with changes. He had one last chance to tell the girl of his dreams how he felt at the senior prom, he grew 10 inches, and his famous unibrow entered the national spotlight.

As the No. 1 recruit in the class of 2011, Davis committed to the University of Kentucky. The premier basketball program was featured on national television as much as anyone, and people began to take notice of the best player in the country’s defining feature.


Davis’ brow became as much apart of him as his lockdown defense and offensive creativity. He wasn’t just Anthony, he was The Brow.

Davis led the Wildcats to the NCAA Championship in 2012 with a 67-59 win over Kansas. He was subsequently named the game’s MVP. Forecasted as the top pick, AD declared for the 2012 NBA Draft and was selected first-overall by the New Orleans Hornets.

The UK center spent the time between his college and pro days taking advantage of his look. He trademarked the sayings “Fear The Brow” and “Raise The Brow” in June 2012.

Anthony Davis’ April Fools’ Day Prank

Anthony Davis appeared to betray his coveted look in 2018. The then-New Orleans Pelicans forward took a razor to shave the glorious unibrow we had come to know and love.

As he’s about to do the deed, I turn away. It’s too painful. He fumbles the camera and voila, the NBA star’s brow is gone. Something’s fishy though, and it’s not just Long John Silver’s All-You-Can-Eat Sundays.

The camera shakeup is too convenient; the Red Bull towel too visible. Intuition proved right, thank goodness. The NBA player made us all hold our breath, but let us exhale when he revealed the whole thing was just an April Fools’ Day gag. He likes to have fun, and we love him for that.


Davis, LeBron James, and the Los Angeles Lakers are in the hunt for a championship during the NBA Playoffs in Orlando.

In Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals against the Denver Nuggets, the seven-time NBA All-Star hit a 3-point buzzer-beater to lift LA to a 105-103 win and 2-0 series lead. Davis was heard yelling “Kobe” after the game-winner.

It was a fitting tribute as the Lakers wore the Mamba-inspired jerseys.


On a crazy day of NFL games, including a game-winning field goal by the Kansas City Chiefs and a showdown between Cam Newton and Russell Wilson, Davis made the biggest play of the day.

Like James Harden’s beard, Davis’ unibrow is a work of art and should be protected at all costs.

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Joe Grobeck About the author:
Joe is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and lives in Austin, Texas. He believes Ndaumkong Suh should've won the 2009 Heisman and is an avid basketball fan.
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