The perks of being a superstar athlete in Los Angeles are already racking up for former Wildcat forward Anthony Davis.
This morning, Davis was officially announced as the NBA 2K20 cover athlete.
The popular video game series released their newest cover this morning on Twitter with pre-order information:
Welcome to the Next @Antdavis23 ?
— NBA 2K20 (@NBA2K) July 1, 2019
After the announcement, the former Wildcat said it’s a “dream come true.”
“It means the world to me,” Davis told The Crossover of the honor. “As a kid, you always dream of being on the cover of 2K, having your own shoe and things like that. It’s a dream come true.”
Davis was also featured on the cover of NBA 2K16 when the franchise released three separate covers – Davis, Stephen Curry, and James Harden – four years back.
In his first official interview since being traded to the Lakers, Davis told the LA Times that he wanted to play in Los Angeles because the city “fits” him.
“The weather is amazing. The city fits me,” Davis told The Times in his first interview since being traded. “It’s more slow motion, and that’s kind of how I am. … I live out here in the summers. L.A. is one of my favorite cities. I love to live here. ”
While his reputation took a bit of a hit following the trade demand, Davis said he knows this move will be the best for him in the long run. In his mind, money is temporary, but legacy is “forever.”
“Money comes and goes; your legacy is forever,” the former Wildcat said. “I think how you establish yourself in the NBA and what you do on and off the court is something that people will remember forever. Obviously, our money is public and people know what we make, but at the end of the day no one cares about how much money you make.”
Above all else, the newest Laker wants to win a title. After years of fighting to simply make the Playoffs, Davis knows it’s time to finally make a deep run.
“My goal is to win a championship,” Davis said. “I expect to win every time I step on the court, every game. I want to win a title. That’s what it’s about — winning titles. That’s the only thing on my mind.”