Anthony Davis says it would be ‘super special’ to join list of greats who have won title with Lakers
Anthony Davis and LeBron James are trying to join the likes of Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant — all-time great talents who won championships with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Behind James and Davis, the Lakers currently have the best record in the NBA. LeBron and AD are clicking on all cylinders and Los Angeles is one of the early favorites to win it all this season.
Davis, a Chicago native, says it would be “super special” to join the list of greats who have won a title with the Lakers.
“Oh man, it would be super special,” Davis told Jarrel Harris of Sports Illustrated. “The Lakers are an historic franchise with 16 championships and to be in the conversation on that list of legends who won there it will be special for me, my family and the entire organization for all the players on the team that came together to sacrifice to be a part of something special.
“Obviously, it is a long way from now and we still have work to do and we know what our goal is and we are excited to even be in the conversation for an opportunity to win a championship.”
In his first season with the Lakers, Davis is averaging 25.5 points, 8.8 rebounds and 3.6 assists. The six-time All-Star is shooting 48.2 percent from the field, 36.0 percent from beyond the arc and 87.8 percent from the free-throw line.
The Lakers enter Monday at 14-2.