Anthony Davis is an American professional basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans and currently Los Angeles Lakers. He plays in the power forward, and center positions. Davis was first selected in 2012 NBA draft by New Orleans and is a five-time NBA All-Star.
He has been named to three All-NBA First Teams and three NBA All-Defensive Teams. He has also won a gold medal with Team USA in 2012 Summer Olympic.
He is popularly known by his nickname “The Brow”.
Anthony Davis was born on March 11, 1993, in Chicago, Illinois to parent Anthony Davis Sr. and Erainer. Davis is one of the tallest basketball players in the country with six feet and eleven inches. Davis is an American national of African American ethnicity with Afro-American roots.
He has a twin sister, Antoinette, and Lesha, who is also a basketball player.
Davis joined the Perspectives Charter School and played basketball for the school team. Davis and his teammates went to a nearby church for practice as his school does not give much attention to athletics.
During his junior year, he started playing brilliantly. He was rated number one player by scouts.
Anthony Davis started playing basketball in his early childhood age. While in high school, he was selected for the 2011 “McDonalds All-American Game”. Davis joined the University of Kentucky.
He played for his university basketball team, the “Kentucky Wildcats”, under coach John Calipari. Davis delivered great performances in his college days too.
In 2012, Davis was selected in US national basketball team that was to participate in the 2012 Olympics. The team won a gold medal in which they defeated Spain in the final match. He was also the part of the team which won the gold medal in the ‘2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup’.
In 2012, Davis made himself eligible for the ‘NBA Draft’ and was selected by the ‘New Orleans Hornets’. He debuted against the San Antonio Spurs where he scored a team-high of 21.
In the 2013-14 season, the ‘New Orleans Hornets’ changed their name to ‘New Orleans Pelicans’. He started the season with a remarkable game against Orlando Magic. He became the youngest player in the history of the franchise to record 25 points and 15 rebounds.
In the 2015-16 season, Anthony Davis signed a five-year contract extension with the New Orleans Pelicans.
Net Worth and Earnings
Anthony Davis’ net worth estimated at $40 million as of 2019. He accumulated this fortune from his playing career.
Davis signed a five-year contract extension worth $145 million. This contract agreement is the richest contract that made history in the NBA. He also collects some money through his sponsorship. He was having a contract with Nike since he debuted with the Pelicans in 2012.
Personal Life and Relationship
Anthony Davis is still single and not married. He was reported to be dating his girlfriend Brittney Griner in 2013. The couple met each other at a charity event. The couple broke up their relationship as Brittney revealed that she was a lesbian.
Currently, Davis is dating his girlfriend Marlen. Davis and Marlen recently had a daughter named Nala in May 2018. It is also rumored that he is about to have a child with his previous girlfriend.
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