Anthony Davis is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA and plays as a center forward for his team. He has been eight-time NBA All-star, Four All-NBA first-team, and four NBA-All defensive teams. Due to his ability to play on both sides of the court, Anthony Davis is regarded as one of the best big men in the NBA. He was selected by the New Orleans Pelicans as the first overall choice in the 2012 NBA Draft and is currently in his 10th season.
AD was born on the 11th of March 1993 in Chicago, Illinois. He attended Perspective Charter School. He was very highly recruited and was the number one prospect of the 2011 high school class. For his college career, he played for the Kentucky Wildcats where he would lead his team to the National Championship, winning the NCAA Tournament’s Most Outstanding Player and other major honors along the way. AD was selected for the USA Men’s Basketball Team for the 2012 Olympics, making him the first non-NBA player to represent them at the Olympics since 2004. He then declared for the 2012 NBA Draft.
His performances at the March Madness Tournament garnered national attention and he was taken with the first overall pick by the New Orleans Pelicans. Due to his stellar performances during his rookie season, he made it to the All-NBA Rookie First Team. With the Pelicans, he developed into one of the league’s best big men and overall players. He picked up many individual accolades on the way, but could not get past the 2nd round of the playoffs due to poor front-office moves by the team.
He requested a trade and was traded to the LA Lakers where he would team up with Lebron James. They formed a dynamic duo, leading the Lakers to their first championship since 2010. Anthony Davis fell to an injury during the 2021 playoffs, killing off their chances to advance that postseason.
On November 13, 2022, Davis pulled down 18 rebounds and scored 37 points thus, leading the Los Angeles Lakers to a 116-103 victory over the Brooklyn Nets to end their five-game losing streak. He became the first player since the 1973–74 season (when blocks and steals were added as official stats) to have 35+ points, 20+ rebounds, 5+ steals, and 5+ blocks in a single game.
He was a student at Perspective Charter school. He was the top talent in the 2011 high school class and was actively recruited. During his college days his coach calipari said that Davis is 6-10 with a 7-3 wingspan, "He can shoot the three, dribble the ball, and lead the break.He participated in college basketball with the Kentucky Wildcats, where he helped his team win the national championship while also earning numerous prestigious awards, including Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Tournament. Davis helped the Wildcats win their Eight NCAA title by averaging 15.2 points, 11.2 rebounds, and 4.6 blocks per game.
AD became the first non-NBA player to represent the USA at the Olympics since 2004 when he was chosen for the 2012 Men's Basketball Team. He subsequently made his 2012 NBA Draft declaration. He was named to the All-NBA First First Team as a result of his outstanding efforts throughout his rookie season. He became one of the league's top big men and all-around players with the Pelicans. In a game against the Memphis Grizzlies on March 9, Davis set a career-high with 20 points and 18 rebounds. He had the most double-doubles in his rookie class (20). He was chosen for the 2013 NBA All-Rookie First Team, and Davis with 306 points came in second place to Damian Lillard in the voting for NBA Rookie of the Year.
Davis turned down the Lakers' offer of a four-year, $146 million extension in January 2020 in favor of going to free agency, where he could sign a five-year, $202 million contract this summer. Davis played a 42 points game and received 12 rebounds In a 116-108 victory over the Utah Jazz on August 8, and this led the Lakers to reach the top spot of the western conference finals. And the same year he hold the NBA championship, he was runner-up in the NBA Defensive player of the year award. They went on to the 2020 NBA Finals, where LeBron James and Anthony Davis led the Los Angeles Lakers to a 4-2 victory over the Miami Heat. And as the 17th time when Lakers were Lifting the Trophy and equaling Boston's record of the most in league history.
He was the first Laker to score 40 points and grab 20 rebounds since Shaquille O'Neal in 2003 on October 29.
Davis became the first athlete to win an NBA title, an NCAA championship, an Olympic gold medal, and a FIBA World Cup championship.
Davis was runner-up in the NBA Defensive player of the year award. He had the most double-doubles in his rookie class (20).
Davis recorded 25 points and 15 rebounds in the Orlando game, becoming him the youngest player in franchise history to do so.
Davis became the youngest player ever to record at least 30 points, 10 rebounds, and 5 blocks in an NBA game after scoring a career-high 32 points, tying a career-high with 6 blocks, and pulling down 12 rebounds.
Davis achieved 40/20 in a game at the fourth-youngest age (21 years, 5 days), making him the youngest since Shaquille O'Neal in 1993.
Davis also set a franchise record for blocks with 437 in his career.
Since blocks became a statistic in 1973, Davis became the first player in NBA history to record 36 points, 14 rebounds, 9 blocks, and 7 assists in a single game.
Davis recorded 59 points, a franchise high, and grabbed 20 rebounds. Moreover, he became the youngest player to score 59 points and joined the list of 20 players who scored 50 points.
In Pelicans history, Davis became the first player to score 2,000 points in a single season.
He became the first player since the 1973–74 season (when blocks and steals became an official stat) to score at least 35 points, grab at least 20 rebounds, make at least five steals, and record at least five blocks in a single game.
. He also became the first Laker since Kobe Bryant to record back-to-back 40-point performances.
After his move to the Lakers, his net worth has increased due to the bigger market of the team. It is estimated to be around $100 million. His contract with the Lakers will pay him $35,361,360 through the 2021-2022 season. Anthony Davis is estimated to be earning $10 million of endorsements. His off-court earnings were given a boost in 2017 when Davis signed a multi-year extension with Nike. Apart from Nike, he also endorses other major brands including Saks Inc., ExxonMobil, Foot Locker, and Red Bull. He was also featured in the feature film, ‘Space Jam 2’.
Davis earned $45.4 million in 2022, ranking him as the 29th highest-paid athlete in the world, according to Forbes.
In 2020 summer, The 6 feet 10 inches Power forward the Los Angeles Lakers Anthony Davis renewed his deal with the Los Angeles Lakers. Anthony Davis has agreed to a 5-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers that includes a player option for the fifth and final year. With the Los Angeles Lakers, Anthony Davis agreed to a 5-year, $189,903,600 deal that has a guaranteed $189,903,600 in addition to an average annual salary of $37,980,720. Davis will receive a base salary of $37,980,720 in 2022–2023.
Davis along with playing NBA for the Los Angeles Lakers also made money from the endorsements like Anheuser-Busch InBev, Beats Electronics, ExxonMobil, First Entertainment Credit Union, Frito-Lay, Nike, and Red Bull are among the companies that have sponsored Davis, according to Forbes. Davis has supported brands including Nike, Foot Locker, Red Bull, and others in addition to his major source of income from playing in the NBA. Davis also shows interest in playing online games which include games like Call of Duty. As a professional Call of Duty player, Davis also joined FaZe Clan.
The Shooting guard from the Los Angeles Lakers Anthony Davis was born in Chicago to Anthony Davis Sr. and Erainer Davis. His Father was an athletic director in this elementary school. He has twin sisters, Antoinette and an older sister Lesha who played basketball at Daley college. He has a girlfriend, Marlen P, with whom he has a daughter, Nala Davis. Jarvis, Marshaun, and Keith Chamberlain are his cousins. In Germany, Keith was a professional basketball player.
Anthony Davis's longtime wife is Marlen P. It is well known that Marlen likes to maintain a very hidden and secret lifestyle. Marlen didn't even reveal her surname to the audience, and Davis respects her decision to keep privacy. She is often viewed in LA. According to some stories, she has a keen interest in design and decorated the couple's Bel Air estate.
The four times NBA All-NBA First Teams member, four NBA All-Defensive Teams member, and an eight-time NBA All-Star, Anthony Davis shares a very healthy relationship with his mother, and she is only responsible for his achievement and serves as his inspiration. she also stands about six feet tall. She is quite active on Twitter and Instagram. He develops his passion for different sports and athletes there and keeps up with his role models.
Anthony Davis also had a few tattoos done. Like on his hand a portrait of his Grandfather is drawn who plays a significant role in shaping his life. In his right bicep, Chicago and the year 1993 are written which shows the birth year of Davis. Plus, His left forearm has a picture of a young girl with two flowers on her head on the inside. Moreover on the inner side of the Forearm the Letter N A L A is written which depicts his daughter Nala and Numerous stars and doves surround the tattooed word "NALA."His initials and nickname "AD" is the last ink on his right Wrist. On the devotion to Kobe Bryant after his Death, on the leg, ink a tattoo of a real black mamba snake coiling around the Bryant Black Mamba logo.