Anthony Davis believes Los Angeles will be playing for a championship this season
Los Angeles Lakers All-Star Anthony Davis is confident in his team’s chances for the coming season. In fact, the former No. 1 overall pick believes the Purple and Gold will be playing for a championship.
Davis, who was officially traded to the Lakers on July 6, recently sat down for an interview with NBA 2K. Amid their discussion, 2K asked The Brow if he sees himself in the championship this season:
“Yes, I do see myself in the championship this year,” Davis said during his interview with NBA 2K. “It’s gonna be a lot of work, a lot of ups-and-downs, and a lot of bumps in the road, but I think if we stay together and have the right mindset, we’ll be able to do it.”
— NBA 2K20 (@NBA2K) September 6, 2019
Playing for a championship might seem like an outlandish claim to some, but consider the fact that the Lakers were actually in playoff contention through the first half of last season. LeBron James went down with a groin injury in December, however, which forced him to miss a substantial amount of time. As a result, the team fell out of the hunt.
It’s a new season now, though, and Davis is ready to get to work with James. In fact, the two have already spent quite a bit of offseason time together in the gym.
James and Davis took part in a practice game earlier this month with a few members of the Klutch team at the Lakers’ training facility in El Segundo. Following the workout, James made it clear that he and Davis are going to push one another in the coming season.
Davis is obviously a big-time addition to the Lakers’ roster. He made 56 appearances with the Pelicans last season, racking up averages of 25.9 points on 51.7 percent shooting from the field (33.1 percent from beyond the arc), 12.0 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 2.4 blocks and 1.6 steals in 33.0 minutes per outing.
On paper, the Lakers appear to be one of the more formidable sides for the 2019-20 season. For now, though, we’ll have to wait and see if they live up to their expectations.