Anthony Davis is ready to take the Los Angeles Lakers back to the top of the NBA and he’s already looking excited about his new franchise. Davis was asked to name his all-time starting five and, albeit he could name any player from any team at any age, he picked everyone from his team, the legendary Purple and Gold.
As the Brow told Arash Markazi of the Los Angeles Times, his all-time starting five included himself, teammate LeBron James, NBA Hall of Famers Shaquille O’Neal, legendary Magic Johnson, and the best player in Lakers history Kobe Bryant.
I asked Anthony Davis for his all-time NBA starting five, regardless of team or generation. Let’s just say there was a purple and gold theme with his selections. Do you agree with his picks? Read more from Davis’ interview with the @latimes here: https://t.co/l2h4K1VcES pic.twitter.com/QeR8YPp3wu
— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) July 1, 2019
O’Neal was arguably the most dominant player in the world during his prime, while Magic was definitely a player ahead of his time. Kobe Bryant is the second-best shooting guard of all-time and LeBron James is the best small forward in NBA history. AD picked quite an impressive team.
He’s just entering his first season with the Californians, but there is a big chance for Davis to end his career being one of the greatest Lakers ever if he stays healthy and expands the team’s collection of titles. But only time will tell if he’s able to have good runs at Staples Center.
As for right now, he will try to start a new chapter in his career in the best possible way, as he will team up with one of the best players in the world trying to end the Lakers six-year playoff drought and then see how far they can get in the postseason.
There is no doubt he will make a huge impact on the Lakers. He is set to take it all in Los Angeles and earn his entrance to the Lakers Olympus.