Anthony Davis was very honest about the Lakers' chances to become the next dynasty in the NBA. They just won their first title in 10 years last October in the Orlando bubble and now they're trying to win the back-to-back championship to continue their good moment and cash in on LeBron James' good moment until he starts slowing down.
Davis was recently inquired about the purple and gold's chances to make it to the Finals and wins it again. The Warriors were the rulers of the league in the last five years, making it to fight consecutive Finals, winning three titles in the process. Davis made it clear that the Lakers are working to emulate or surpass that, but it's still early to say they're going to do the same the Warriors did.
Via Lakers Nation:
“I think when you’re defending champs you kind of hold that standard for the league,” Davis said of the Lakers being looked upon as the next potential dynasty.
“I don’t want to say we took over, because the Warriors won three out of four. We haven’t accomplished that yet, but I think whoever the defending champions are kind of hold that standard of what each team wants to become. We have that target on our back this year. Teams are trying to match up to beat the Lakers.
“It comes with the territory when you’re holding the title. We’ve been doing a great job of continuing do what we do and getting better at it to hold that title and keep it here in L.A. Every night we’re going to get the other team’s best shot. We’ve seen that a lot this year with our team.”
He's ready to make an impact with the Lakers this season. The roster is deeper than the prior season and it's hard to find a team that can actually beat the Lakers, even after the Brooklyn Nets blockbuster trade for James Harden.
The Californians have LeBron James and Anthony Davis. As long as they're healthy, the Lakers will be considered title favorites by the majority of fans. They were the last team to three-peat in the league and that could be a big goal for AD and LBJ in the next couple of seasons.