Is there a more beloved player in the pros right now than Anthony Davis? Davis is universally praised and considered the next big superstar in the league. So far this season, Davis is averaging 24.8 points, 12 rebounds, and 4.2 blocks per game, making him only the second player in league history to average at least 20 points, 10 rebounds and 2 blocks at age 20 or younger. The first player in NBA history to do that? Shaquille O’Neal. Davis also has the highest player efficiency rating in the league at 35.79.
Davis’ dominance is so impressive that he even got a compliment from Kobe Bryant. “He’s an athletic Pau Gasol,” Bryant said of Davis last night. “That’s the best way I can put it. He can be one of the greatest power forwards who has ever played.”
Whoa. It’ll be interesting to see what Kobe has to say after the Lakers and the Pelicans face off tonight.