Anthony Davis’ ‘Grand Slam’ history after winning 2020 NBA title
Davis is the first and only player to win an NBA title, NCAA title, Olympic Gold Medal and FIBA World Cup in the span of his career, per the Lakers’ Instagram feed.
Those are some pretty impressive accolades for a guy who is really only just entering into his “basketball prime.”
Davis has gone from late bloomer to one of the most accomplished players in the NBA in fairly short order. He was an unknown in his early high school days before a massive growth spurt resulted in Davis receiving a scholarship offer from the University of Kentucky.
“The Brow” excelled with the Wildcats, absolutely dominating on the defensive end of the floor and showing tremendous upside as Kentucky steamrolled to the 2012 NCAA title.
It was merely the beginning of a whirlwind. Davis was selected with the No. 1 overall pick with the New Orleans Pelicans, and later that summer traveled with a host of NBA superstars to the 2012 London Olympics.
Davis did not see a lot of action in London, but he would quickly become one of the best players in the game in New Orleans. The Chicago native expanded his post game and added to range to his offensive arsenal while retaining the same, imposing persona on the defensive end of the floor.
Of course, Davis’ desperation to win eventually led him to a partnership with LeBron James in Los Angeles. Over a year later, the duo led the Lakers to the 17th title in franchise history.
At just 27 years old, Davis has much more to accomplish in his basketball career. But he has also already made basketball history, especially after winning an NBA title with the famed Los Angeles Lakers.