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Anthony Davis


ABOUT
Los Angeles Lakers v Phoenix Suns

Full NameAnthony Marshon Davis Jr.

BornMarch 11, 1993

Height6 ft 10 in

NationalityAmerican

RolePower Forward/Center

ABOUT

Anthony Marshon Davis Jr. or ‘AD’ is an American professional basketball player who plays in the NBA with the Los Angeles Lakers. He is also known as ‘The Brow’ due to his iconic unibrow. Anthony Davis is considered as one of the best big men in the league due to his play on both sides of the court. 


Phoenix Suns v Los Angeles Lakers


Early Life


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 honours 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.


NBA Journey


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.


NBA Awards and Accolades


Award/AccoladeYearTeam
NBA Champion2020Los Angeles Lakers
NBA All Star8 times (2014-2021)New Orleans Pelicans, Los Angeles Lakers
NBA Kobe Bryant All Star Game MVP2017New Orleans Pelicans
All NBA First Team4 times (2015, 2017, 2018, 2020)New Orleans Pelicans, Los Angeles Lakers
All NBA Defensive First Team2018, 2020New Orleans Pelicans, Los Angeles Lakers
All NBA Defensive Second Team2015, 2017New Orleans Pelicans
NBA Blocks Leader3 times (2014, 2015, 2018)New Orleans Pelicans
All NBA Rookie First Team2008New Orleans Pelicans


Net Worth


After his move to the Lakers, his net worth has increased due to the bigger market of the team. It is estimated to be at 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 off 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 also featured in the feature film, ‘Space Jam 2’.



Family


Anthony Davis was born in Chicago to Anthony Davis Sr. and Erainer Davis. He has 2 sisters, Antoinette and Lesha. He has a girlfriend, Marlen P, with whom he has a daughter, Nala Davis.




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