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Video: Anthony Davis throws down five dunks in first quarter for Lakers

Anthony Davis, Lakers

Early in their preseason matchup with the Golden State Warriors, the Los Angeles Lakers are looking like they may live up to the offseason hype created by the addition of Anthony Davis.

In the first 12 minutes of play, the Unibrow already delivered 17 points and seven rebounds for the purple and gold — punctuated by five dunks.

The game already appears to come easy for Davis and playing alongside LeBron James should make life even more bearable for the All-Star big man.

Last season, Davis averaged 25.9 points, 12.0 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 1.6 steals, and 2.4 blocks per game. His 33 minutes per contest were his lowest since the 2012-13 season — Davis’ rookie year. His playing time was intentionally, and drastically, cut short ever since he requested a trade out of New Orleans.

In Los Angeles, Davis won’t be held back anymore. In fact, he’s even pegged by no less than James as the team’s top guy. That speaks a lot.

The Lakers are a loaded bunch, especially up front with Davis, JaVale McGee, and Dwight Howard providing muscle in the paint. This three-deaded monster won’t just be a terror on defense, but with James and Rajon Rondo handling the rock, they may very well form their own rendition of Lob City.