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Anthony Davis of the Kentucky Wildcats greets NBA Commissioner David Stern after he was selected number one overall draft pick by the New Orleans Hornets

*(Via theGrio) – As Anthony Davis put on that bright blue hat, strolled to the stage, and flashed that wide smile as he shook NBA Commissioner David Stern’s hand, it was clear a dream had been realized.

Davis has probably hoped this moment would come to fruition his entire life. All the hard work he put in at the gym had finally paid off. His dreams had come true.

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But as Davis was selected No. 1 in the NBA Draft (Thursday) night by the New Orleans Hornets, his wasn’t the only dream that came true.

Securing the best NBA prospect in more than a decade also was a dream come true for the city of New Orleans.

The city has had its fair share of nightmarish events this past year, and the hope is, Davis can be the start of a much-needed turnaround of fortune for the city.

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