Anthony Davis is a professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. He currently plays for the Los Angeles Lakers. Davis has also played for the New Orleans Pelicans, which was the one who drafted him during the 2012 NBA Draft. From 2014 to 2021, Davis was named an NBA All-Star.

He is also an Olympic Gold Medalist and was part of the US Men’s National Basketball Team who won in the 2012 Tokyo Olympics.

Player Profile and Personal Life

Anthony Marshon Davis Jr. was born on March 11, 1993, in Chicago, Illinois in the United States of America. He stands 208 cm tall and his weight was last listed at 115 kg. He shoots with his right and he is a Center and Power Forward.

Team 27 los angeles lakers Los Angeles Lakers
Position Center
Height / weight 2.08 m / 115 kg
Born 11 Mar 1993
Nationality United States United States
Playing Style Right Handed
Nickname AD
Team History
27 los angeles lakers Los Angeles 2019 - present
221 new orleans pelicans New Orleans 2012 - 2019

Both his parents are over six feet tall and his older sister Lesha Davis played college basketball for Daley College. In 2021, he married Marlen Polanco, they have three kids together. He goes by several nicknames including Unibrow, The Brow, AD, Ant, Phatman, Street Clothes, and Wilt Davis.

High School and College Career

He attended Perspectives Charter High School in Chicago, Illinois. In 2011, he was named a McDonald’s All-American. He was also named a Parade All-American that year.

While Davis relatively kept a low profile during high school, his outstanding performance on the court soon made him’s top-ranked player in the class of 2011.

He later committed to play for the University of Kentucky and was there from 2011 to 2012. While there, he was named the SEC Rookie of the Year, SEC Defensive Player of the Year, USBWA National Defensive Player of the Year, and National College Player of the Year in 2012.

After a tremendous performance with the Kentucky Wildcats, he was drafted by the New Orleans Hornets during the 2012 draft.

Professional Career

During his first game against the San Antonio Spurs, he recorded a team-high 21 points. He stopped playing for a while due to injuries but came back in a game against the Golden State Warriors with a career-high 16 rebounds.

That year, he was also selected to the men’s basketball team that represented the United States in the London Olympics.

During a match against Orlando Magic in March 2013, he recorded a career-high 18 rebounds. Even with more injuries, he still finished second in the voting for NBA Rookie of the Year.

In the 2013-2014 Season, the New Orleans Hornets became the New Orleans Pelicans and Davis became the youngest player in its history to score 25 points and 15 rebounds in a single game.

After recovering from a series of injuries in the past season, Davis became the youngest player to record a five-by-five with 25 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists, 6 steals, and 4 blocks in the history of the league. He went on to set another franchise record of 437 career blocks.

At the end of the 2015-2016 Season, he became the first player to record an average of 30 points and 10 rebounds in a player’s first playoff series in 40 years.

During the 2016-2017 Season, he was named the first player in the history of the franchise to record 2,000 points in a single season. The Pelicans made it to the playoffs in the 2017-2018 Season but eventually lost to the Golden State Warriors.

In 2019, he signed with the Los Angeles Lakers, and in 2020, he became an NBA Champion alongside the rest of the Lakers. He was also named an NBA All-Star for the 7th time that year. He would be named an All-Star again in 2021.

He suffered from injuries in 2022. He made his return to active play in 2023. In August 2023, he signed a contract extension with the Lakers, which will see him play for the team through 2026.

Career Highlights

  • 2020 - NBA champion
  • 2014–2021 - NBA All-Star
  • 2017 - NBA All-Star Game MVP
  • 2015, 2017, 2018, 2020 - All-NBA First Team
  • 2018, 2020 - NBA All-Defensive First Team
  • 2015, 2017 - NBA All-Defensive Second Team
  • 2014, 2015, 2018 - NBA blocks leader
  • 2013 - NBA All-Rookie First Team
  • NBA 75th Anniversary Team
  • 2012 - NCAA champion
  • 2012 - NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player
  • 2012 - National college player of the year
  • 2012 - Consensus first-team All-American
  • 2012 - NABC Defensive Player of the Year
  • 2012 - USBWA National Freshman of the Year
  • 2012 - SEC Player of the Year
  • 2012 - NCAA blocks leader
  • 2012 - SEC Defensive Player of the Year
  • 2012 - SEC Rookie of the Year
  • 2011 - First-team Parade All-American
  • 2011 - McDonald’s All-American

Medal Record, Men’s Basketball, Representing the USA

  • Gold - 2012 London Olympic Games
  • Gold - 2014 Spain World Cup

People Ask

What teams has Anthony Davis played for?

New Orleans Hornets and Los Angeles Lakers. He has played for the New Orleans Hornets, the now-New Orleans Pelicans from 2012 to 2019 and for the Los Angeles Lakers from 2019 to the present.

How many times has Anthony Davis been named an NBA All-Star?

He was named an NBA All-Star 8x, from 2014 to 2021.

When was Anthony Davis drafted into the NBA?

He was drafted into the NBA during the 2012 NBA Draft. He was the first overall pick of the draft, selected by the Hornets.

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