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    Getty LeBron James and Anthony Davis of the Los Angeles Lakers. The Los Angeles Lakers have made some big moves this offseason as they eye a championship repeat. However, the Lakers have their eyes on much bigger things next offseason as they brace for an eventual transition from LeBron James. With the way things are setting up, the Lakers are in a prime position to land a star to play alongside Anthony Davis for the foreseeable future next summer, bracing for the eventual slowdown of the 35-year-old James. While he’s still putting up MVP-type numbers, eventually he’ll hand the keys fully over to Davis in Los Angeles. ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne broke down what the Lakers are looking at during a spot on the Mason and Ireland Show. She mentioned that one of the Clippers stars — either Kawhi Leonard (29 years old) or Paul George (30) could be...
    The Los Angeles Lakers and Anthony Davis will meet on Tuesday to discuss a max contract for a reunion. No one thought it was possible, but the Los Angeles Lakers found a way to build a better overall roster this offseason a month after winning their 17th NBA title in franchise history. However, there was one question mark remaining, and that was when the Lakers would re-sign star big man Anthony Davis. We appear to have that answer with the start of the preseason on the horizon. According to Marc Stein of the New York Times, Davis is expected to finalize a max contract with the Lakers of his choosing, with the two sides slated to meet as early as Tuesday. Anthony Davis, who remains unsigned but is widely expected to soon finalize a max deal with the Lakers at the contract length of his choosing, is expected to meet...
    Getty Anthony Davis has expressed interest toward returning to Chicago in the past. Now is the time the Bulls make that connections, one writer says. There was speculation that Anthony Davis would leave the Los Angeles Lakers and Lebron James if they did not win the NBA championship. Now, with his first title in hand, Davis has a decision to weigh: stay for a potential dynasty and help James further cement his legacy or begin to start paving his own. Davis, a native of Chicago and the former 2012 No. 1 overall pick, has entertained going the Lebron-route and returning home to help his city claim a championship. Just days after Davis signed with the Lakers in 2019, he told USA Today that he wouldn’t “completely rule out ever signing with the hometown Bulls,” adding that “if the opportunity ever presents itself...
    Getty Anthony Davis has expressed interest toward returning to Chicago in the past. Now is the time the Bulls make that connections, one writer says. There was speculation that Anthony Davis would leave the Los Angeles Lakers and Lebron James if they did not win the NBA championship. Now, with his first title in hand, Davis has a decision to weigh: stay for a potential dynasty and help James further cement his legacy or begin to start paving his own. Davis, a native of Chicago and the former 2012 No. 1 overall pick, has entertained going the Lebron-route and returning home to help his city claim a championship. Just days after Davis signed with the Lakers in 2019, he told USA Today that he wouldn’t “completely rule out ever signing with the hometown Bulls,” adding that “if the opportunity ever presents itself and when that time comes, I’d...
    Getty Anthony Davis, right, celebrates with Lakers teammate LeBron James The Los Angeles Lakers are 2020 NBA Champions behind the play of their All-Stars LeBron James and Anthony Davis and the supporting cast of Rajon Rondo, Dwight Howard, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Kyle Kuzma, Danny Green and Alex Caruso. Lisa Ann Talks Basketball, Sports Broadcasting & More With Brandon "Scoop B" RobinsonActress, radio host, and podcaster Lisa Ann joins Heavy With Scoop B show to talk about the NBA bubble, her second act as a sportscaster after a career in the adult film industry, her new audio book, and more, with host Brandon "Scoop B" Robinson.2020-10-16T18:37:12Z Under head coach, Frank Vogel, the Lakers finished the 2019-20 regular season with a 52-19 record and with the 2020-21 NBA season less that n a month away, LA is looking to replicate what they did with the addition of newcomers in Marc Gasol,...
    Marc Gasol shared his excitement after joining the Los Angeles Lakers.  The Los Angeles Lakers just won an NBA championship in October and are ready to begin defending their crown in December. A few moves have been made on the roster and while there were some subtractions, a huge addition was made with the signing of Marc Gasol. The veteran center was actually drafted by the Lakers back in 2007, only to be traded to the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for his brother Pau Gasol. Sometimes life is one big circle. Gasol recently spoke with Allie Clifton of Spectrum SportsNet and covered several topics in the interview. One thing he did stress was his excitement to team up with LeBron James and Anthony Davis. Can you blame him? New @Lakers center Marc Gasol joins @RealAClifton to discuss free agency, Paus excitement on his decision to join the #Lakers, and the...
    Though they just won the NBA championship title last season, it seems like the Los Angeles Lakers are seriously planning to join the pursuit for reigning MVP and DPOY Giannis Antetokounmpo in the 2021 free agency. According to a previous The Inquisitr article, there are speculations that Anthony Davis is purposely delaying signing a new contract with the Lakers to see what Antetokounmpo intends to do with the massive contract extension that the Milwaukee Bucks recently offered. If the “Greek Freak” declines to ink a new deal this offseason, Davis is expected to sign a two-year deal with a player option in the second year to give the Lakers the salary cap flexibility to go after Antetokounmpo in the summer of 2021. However, according to Yossi Gozlan of HoopsHype, of all the teams who are planning to chase the Bucks star in the 2021 free agency, the Lakers would be...
    Getty Patrick Williams The Chicago Bulls‘ No-4-overall pick Patrick Williams was a late bloomer. A lot of his late surge as a prospect can be attributed to a massive growth spurt during his junior year in high school. Follow the Heavy on Bulls Facebook page for the latest breaking news, rumors, and content!Williams Grew Seven Inches in High SchoolWe’ve heard of a number of former or current NBA players who have experienced huge growth spurts during their youth. Hall-of-Famer David Robinson and the Los Angeles Lakers’ Anthony Davis are two that come to mind. The Bulls are hoping Williams follows in those players’ footsteps. He has the growth spurt thing down already. Williams went from a 6-foot guard as a junior in high school to a 6’7″ small forward. The growth changed him from being a smallish guard that might have been overlooked to an intriguing prospect whose...
    Montrezl Harrell sent shock waves throughout the NBA when he chose to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers. The move came as a surprise, as he was playing for the Clippers and was coming off his best season. Harrell was awarded the NBA Sixth Man Of The Year after a fantastic season for the LA Clippers. Coming off the bench, Harrell averaged 18.6 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 1.1 block per game. He was a big reason for the Clippers securing the second seed in the Western Conference. However, the Clippers did not have a good off-season. Even though they were considered the favorites, they lost to the Denver Nuggets in the second round of the playoffs. Harrell’s numbers dipped in the playoffs significantly. It was the locker-room tensions after the series collapse that made the news. Montrezl Harrell was unhappy with players like Paul George not taking accountability for...
    Anthony Davis could structure his new contract with the Lakers in a way that will help them land Giannis Antetekounmpo next summer.  Fresh off winning another NBA Finals title, life is good for the Los Angeles Lakers. With that being said, could things somehow end up getting better for them next summer with a Greek God landing in their arms? That’s what Anthony Davis is hoping for. Per NBA insider Brian Windhorst, Davis might be waiting to sign his new contract with the Lakers because he’s waiting to see what Giannis Antetokounmpo decides with the Milwaukee Bucks. If Antetekounmpo decides to hit free agency in 2021, Davis is reportedly ready to structure his contract in a way that will help Los Angeles go after Antetokounmpo.Anthony Davis is ready to help the Lakers bring Giannis Antetekounmpo to Los AngelesDavis already has thousands and thousands of fans all over California. He may...
    Getty Anthony Davis of the Los Angeles Lakers against Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks. Anthony Davis has been able to add some suspense to his expected return to the Los Angeles Lakers, but it could be for a very good reason. What could be holding up Davis from signing his extension is the fact that two-time defending MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo has yet to ink his super-max extension with Milwaukee. If Antetokounmpo does not opt for the five-year, $228 million deal before the Dec. 21 deadline, he’d be eligible to be a free agent next offseason. The last two weeks have been filled with chatter that Giannis Antetokounmpo indeed plans to sign his five-year supermax with the Bucks before the Dec. 21 deadline to do so … The Bucks just made a trade that suggests they must believe it — Marc Stein...
    Getty Anthony Davis of the Los Angeles Lakers against Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks. Anthony Davis has been able to add some suspense to his expected return to the Los Angeles Lakers, but it could be for a very good reason. What could be holding up Davis from signing his extension is the fact that two-time defending MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo has yet to ink his super-max extension with Milwaukee. If Antetokounmpo does not opt for the five-year, $228 million deal before the Dec. 21 deadline, he’d be eligible to be a free agent next offseason. The last two weeks have been filled with chatter that Giannis Antetokounmpo indeed plans to sign his five-year supermax with the Bucks before the Dec. 21 deadline to do so … The Bucks just made a trade that suggests they must believe it — Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) November 17, 2020 ESPN...
    David Dinkins, New York City’s first Black mayor, dies Japan Eyes Tighter Virus Steps as Severe Cases in Tokyo Jump Lakers’ Montrezl Harrell on the Clippers’ lack of interest, making life easier for LeBron James and Anthony Davis With the appropriate emojis, Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley captured the team’s frustrated sentiments over two developments. Not only did Montrezl Harrell leave the organization. He joined the Lakers, the NBA’s defending champions and the Clippers' cross-town rivals. LeBron, Shaq and Durant highlight NBA free agencys greatest moments USA TODAY SPORTS See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next Why trading for James Harden would be a bad idea for the Brooklyn Nets USA TODAY SPORTS After alleged sexual assaults, LSU students find university difficult to work with USA TODAY SPORTS NFL Week 10 overreactions: The Hail Murray proves this...
    Rumors have been continuously swirling around reigning MVP and DPOY Giannis Antetokounmpo and his future with the Milwaukee Bucks since they got defeated by the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. The Bucks remain confident that Antetokounmpo would sign the massive contract extension that they offered, but as of now, the “Greek Freak” hasn’t given any assurance if he would ink a new deal or test the free agency market in the summer of 2021. One of the teams that are closely monitoring Antetokounmpo’s situation in Milwaukee is the Los Angeles Lakers. In a recent appearance on ESPN Radio, Brian Windhorst of ESPN revealed that Davis is purposely delaying signing a new contract with the Lakers to see what Antetokounmpo plans to do with his contract extension. If Antetokounmpo declines to sign a new deal with the Bucks this offseason, Windhorst claimed that Davis is likely to sign a...
    Anthony Davis is reportedly playing the waiting game before deciding on whether to re-sign with the Los Angeles Lakers. Davis opted out of his contract with the Lakers to become a free agent before the period started in the NBA earlier in the week. Davis is favorited to re-sign with the defending champions but has yet to put his name on the dotted line to officially put the purple and gold back on. HORNETS' TERRY ROZIER RAISES EYEBROWS WITH VIDEO AMID TEAM'S TWO BIG MOVES According to the Los Angeles Times, Davis' waiting is a strategic move. The newspaper reported that the big man is waiting to see what the Lakers do in the offseason before deciding on how long his contract with the Lakers would be. FRED VANVLEET GOING BACK TO RAPTORS, KEEPING YOUNG PLAYERS TOGETHER Los Angeles has had a fairly busy offseason. The team traded away Danny...
    Remember last year’s wild chase for Kawhi Leonard? Well, that’s not happening with the NBA’s top free agent this time around. Lakers star Anthony Davis is expected to re-sign with Los Angeles and chase back-to-back championships. The only other All-Star on the board, Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram, is also likely to stick with his current team. NBA DRAFT: Biggest steals, worst reaches from Round 1 Still, we’re talking about NBA free agency here, so there are sure to be some surprises. Sporting News is keeping track of all the signings for the 2020 offseason. Follow along below for the latest news. NBA free agency tracker: Full list of signings in 2020 NBA free agency will kick off Nov. 20 at 6 p.m. ET. Signings and contract terms will be listed here as they are announced. NBA free agency: Top available players Player Status Anthony Davis Unrestricted Brandon...
    Anthony Davis reportedly plans on taking his time before officially committing to the Lakers. Although the All-NBA forward is fully expected to agree on a new deal with the team he was traded to in June 2019, a formal commitment isn’t likely to come in the immediate days following the start of free agency on Friday night, according to ESPN.com. The report says Klutch Sports CEO and Davis’ agent Rich Paul will be in contact with the Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka after 6 p.m. on Friday. However, the site reports Davis plans to wait at least through Thanksgiving to weigh his option on the length and structure of a maximum contract deal. One possibility is the 27-year-old Davis could sign a three-year, $106 million contract with a player option for the 2022-23 season, which would coincide with LeBron James’ deal. Paul is also James’ agent, as well...
    Anthony Davis is reportedly going to take some time before making a decision on his future. Anthony Davis became a champion with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2020 and is a main reason why the team will be favorites to win it all again in 2021. However, he still needs a new contract. Davis will be on the market when free agency begins Friday evening. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski has eased any worries Lakers fans may have by saying it is expected the two sides will indeed come together on a new deal. The NBA insider also clarifies by saying it may take some time for a deal to get done.Anthony Davis taking his time in NBA Free AgencyWoj explains how Davis has several options and is not expected to sign a deal right away. He may also want to see what other offers come his way around the NBA simply...
    Trans Americans hopeful Biden admin will stem high levels of violence Amnesty horrified at force used against Polish protesters Report: Anthony Davis will not re-sign with Lakers immediately Anthony Davis has every intention of re-signing with the Los Angeles Lakers after he did not pick up his player option for next season, but the new deal may take a while to come together. © Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) talks after Game 6 of the 2020 NBA Finals at AdventHealth Arena. The Los Angeles Lakers won 106-93 to win the series. Davis is not expected to formally commit to the Lakers in the immediate days after free agency begins on Friday, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports. He is planning to wait until at least after Thanksgiving before making a final decision on the length and structure of his next contract. Davis is eligible to...
    Getty Anthony Davis, right, of the Lakers. Do not panic, Lakers fans. Anthony Davis does plan to be back with the team next season and the Lakers certainly expect him to return. But as NBA free agency opens Friday evening, no announcement on a new deal for Davis is expected—and, in fact, you could be digesting your turkey and stuffing next week before the Lakers get Davis’ signature on a new deal. That is according to a report from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, who reported that though Davis’ agent, Rich Paul of Klutch Sports, plans to talk to Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka on Friday night, “Davis plans to wait minimally through Thanksgiving as he considers his options on the length and structure of maximum contract deals.” ESPN Sources: Anthony Davis is on course to return to the Lakers, but don't expect a formal commitment in the immediate hours...
    Now that the 2020 NBA Draft is complete, let’s just take a minute and digest everything that happened. Wait, free agency is starting? Like, immediately? OK, hop back on that treadmill! NBA DRAFT: Biggest steals, worst reaches from Round 1 Yes, this offseason is moving faster than a race between Brian O’Conner and Dominic Toretto. Teams will be permitted to contact free agents or their representatives starting Friday night, and contracts can officially be signed Sunday afternoon. This year’s group of free agents is light on star power, but there will still be useful players searching for new deals. Let’s take a look at the top targets for teams looking to spend. (Note: Those who were eligible to become free agents but have already exercised player options are not included below. That’s why you won’t see names like DeMar DeRozan and Andre Drummond here.) (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/67/f7/anthony-davis-getty-101620-ftrjpg_3t9wqo4t8cra1wistcv5gj5f6.jpg?t=837726453&w=500&quality=80 NBA free agency 2020: Ranking...
    Getty Lakers forward Anthony Davis, right, is expected to become a free agent next week. NBA free agency isn’t the only way NBA All-Stars are forming basketball superteams. LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Draymond Green are NOW teammates! Yes! They’re investors in the new Tequila Lobos 1707 & the Mexican tequila launched in the US today & backed by Maverick Carter & Main Street Advisors’ (MSA). Klutch Sports’ Rich Paul is also an investor. pic.twitter.com/ldzo9pw9kb — ????????Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson, M.A. (@ScoopB) November 18, 2020 Los Angeles Lakers teammates, Anthony Davis and LeBron James are joining forces with Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green in the alcoholic beverage industry. On Wednesday, it was announced that independent spirits brand, Lobos 1707, launched their full tequila and mezcal trademark in Mexico. The brand is being backed by LeBron James and business partner Maverick Carter. The agent for...
    Getty Lakers ahead Anthony Davis, proper, is anticipated to change into a free agent subsequent week. NBA free company isn’t the one approach NBA All-Stars are forming basketball tremendous groups. LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Draymond Inexperienced are NOW teammates! Sure! They’re traders within the new Tequila Lobos 1707 & the Mexican tequila launched within the US immediately & backed by Maverick Carter & Foremost Avenue Advisors’ (MSA). Klutch Sports activities’ Wealthy Paul can also be an investor. pic.twitter.com/ldzo9pw9kb — ????????Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson, M.A. (@ScoopB) November 18, 2020 Los Angeles Lakers teammates, Anthony Davis and LeBron James are becoming a member of forces with Golden State Warriors star, Draymond Inexperienced within the alcoholic beverage business. On Wednesday, it was introduced that impartial spirits model, Lobos 1707, launched their full tequila and mezcal trademark in Mexico and that it was backed by LeBron James...
    Getty Lakers forward Anthony Davis, right, is expected to become a free agent next week. NBA free agency isn’t the only way NBA All-Stars are forming basketball super teams. LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Draymond Green are NOW teammates! Yes! They’re investors in the new Tequila Lobos 1707 & the Mexican tequila launched in the US today & backed by Maverick Carter & Main Street Advisors’ (MSA). Klutch Sports’ Rich Paul is also an investor. pic.twitter.com/ldzo9pw9kb — ????????Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson, M.A. (@ScoopB) November 18, 2020 Los Angeles Lakers teammates, Anthony Davis and LeBron James are joining forces with Golden State Warriors star, Draymond Green in the alcoholic beverage industry. On Wednesday, it was announced that independent spirits brand, Lobos 1707, launched their full tequila and mezcal trademark in Mexico and that it was backed by LeBron James and business partner Maverick Carter. Klutch agent,...
    Getty Free agent ahead Anthony Davis. Anthony Davis is taking free company severely — albeit it could simply be a formality as he has made it clear he intends to return to the Los Angeles Lakers subsequent season. Davis was requested by Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports activities on the Posted Up Podcast for his response to the Lakers buying Dennis Schroder through commerce and corrected Haynes when he stated “your group,” clearly referring to the Lakers. Free agent celebrity @AntDavis23 joins @YahooSports’ “Posted Up with C. Haynes.” In Half 1, he breaks down Lakers’ acquisition of Dennis Schroder and clarifies his present standing. “I don’t have a group, Chris.” Half 1 ????: https://t.co/G0GfIo8tYw pic.twitter.com/Lg08VdaocZ — Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) November 17, 2020 “I don’t have a group,” Davis advised Haynes with an enormous grin. Haynes broke the information on Sunday that Davis...
    Getty Free agent forward Anthony Davis. Anthony Davis is taking free agency seriously — albeit it may just be a formality as he has made it clear he intends to return to the Los Angeles Lakers next season. Davis was asked by Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports on the Posted Up Podcast for his reaction to the Lakers acquiring Dennis Schroder via trade and corrected Haynes when he said “your team,” obviously referring to the Lakers. Free agent superstar @AntDavis23 joins @YahooSports’ “Posted Up with C. Haynes.” In Part 1, he breaks down Lakers’ acquisition of Dennis Schroder and clarifies his current standing. “I don’t have a team, Chris.” Part 1 ????: https://t.co/G0GfIo8tYw pic.twitter.com/Lg08VdaocZ — Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) November 17, 2020 “I don’t have a team,” Davis told Haynes with a big grin. Haynes broke the news on Sunday that Davis would officially be opting out...
    Despite failing to achieve their main goal last season, the Houston Rockets have been telling everyone in the league that they are planning to run it back again with James Harden next year. Unfortunately for the Rockets, it seems like “The Beard” is no longer interested in being the face of the franchise. Without a clear path to title contention, rumors are circulating that Harden is strongly considering following the footsteps of Anthony Davis, who left the New Orleans Pelicans last summer to chase for his first NBA championship title with LeBron James on the Los Angeles Lakers. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Harden is currently having “AD moments,” believing that the “best pathway” for him to win a title is to join forces with former Oklahoma City Thunder teammate Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving on the Brooklyn Nets in the 2020-21 NBA season. “Harden believes his window to...
    James Harden and Russell Westbrook have both asked for a trade out of Houston. They have the support of Anthony Davis who has been through the process. Anthony Davis is enjoying himself as an NBA champion. And he wants more. “I think they already know. They have both been through it already,” Davis said. “Russ has been through it in OKC and James has been through it in OKC as well. I think they are two guys who have been in the league long enough and know what they want. They both made a ton of money and both those guys I know for a fact want to win cause I’m really close with both of them. And they want to win, they want to compete for a championship whether thats in Houston or somewhere else I know they are going to make the best decision for themselves and...
    And now for the least surprising news of the week. Anthony Davis is set to decline his player option this week, per reports, setting him up for his long-awaited and expected free agency “sweepstakes.” That word should be used loosely, though, considering that the Lakers are Davis’ safest, most clear and most obvious answer. MORE: All you need to know about NBA free agency in 2020 Coming off a championship victory and playing alongside perhaps the greatest basketball player of all time, Davis has it made in Los Angeles. Even though he declined the Lakers’ attempt at a supermax extension, there are sensible reasons for him to have done so. There are a few separate factors for Davis having previously declined an extension to stay in LA: First and foremost, should he, inexplicably and unpredictable, decide to leave, he’ll potentially earn more than he would’ve had he signed an extension with the Lakers earlier in the year....
    Getty Anthony Davis, Lakers free agent Although there has by no means actually been any uncertainty about how issues would wind up, there was some hypothesis about simply how the contract state of affairs between Anthony Davis and the Lakers would play out in NBA free company. On Sunday, it apparently took its subsequent large step, with Davis ready to formally choose out of the ultimate 12 months of his contract and turn out to be an unrestricted free agent. The information got here from Yahoo! reporter Chris Haynes. Yahoo Sources: Los Angeles Lakers celebrity Anthony Davis is formally declining his $28.7 million participant choice to turn out to be an unrestricted free agent. — Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) November 16, 2020 ALL the newest Los Angeles Lakers information straight to your inbox! Be part of the Heavy on Lakers publication right here!...
    Getty Anthony Davis, Lakers free agent Though there has never really been any uncertainty about how things would wind up, there has been some speculation about just how the contract situation between Anthony Davis and the Lakers would play out in NBA free agency. On Sunday, it apparently took its next big step, with Davis prepared to officially opt out of the final year of his contract and become an unrestricted free agent. The news came from Yahoo! reporter Chris Haynes. Yahoo Sources: Los Angeles Lakers superstar Anthony Davis is officially declining his $28.7 million player option to become an unrestricted free agent. — Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) November 16, 2020 ALL the latest Los Angeles Lakers news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Lakers newsletter here! Sign up for the Heavy on Lakers Newsletter! This is mostly a formality. Davis turned down an...
    The Los Angeles Lakers may have plans to convince Anthony Davis to re-sign with the team as he officially heads to free agency, but it may not be an easy task. Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reported on Sunday that the talented big man has officially decided to test the open market after winning his first-ever NBA title last month. “Los Angeles Lakers superstar Anthony Davis is officially declining his $28.7 million player option to become an unrestricted free agent.,” Haynes tweeted. Anthony Davis has declined his $28.7 million player option and will become an unrestricted free agent, per @ChrisBHaynes pic.twitter.com/Nuat0CxN06 — Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 16, 2020 Haynes noted that it was not that big a surprise, as many expected Davis to opt out of the final year of his five-year, $127 millon deal that he signed with the New Orleans Pelicans in 2016. Many still believe that...
    Lakers star Anthony Davis declined his $28.7 million player option and is set to become an unrestricted free agent. Anthony Davis is now on his way to becoming an unrestricted free agent. The Lakers forward and newly-minted NBA champion officially declined his player option of $28.7 million, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports. Should Lakers fans be quaking in their boots and opposing teams rubbing their hands together? Not so fast.Anthony Davis declined his player option but is still likely to re-signEven though Davis will be able to test the free-agent market, he just won an NBA title with Lebron James and the Lakers. It would be a pretty huge swing for him to turn around and start over somewhere else. Declining his player option means he will be able to pursue a max contract. Basically, Davis is about to get paid, big. The biggest question is how long...
    The NBA set an example on how to successfully conduct the playoffs during a pandemic. But after a successful season in the Orlando Bubble, the league had another daunting task assigned to them- planning the next season as efficiently as possible. As a 71-day offseason edges closer to the finish line, Anthony Davis and Udonis Haslem showed off their disapproval. The new season is declared to begin on December 22. This will be a 72-game season planned so that the league can move to its original October-June schedule by the time the 2020-21 season comes. Because the regular season is starting so soon, it means the offseason will also be shorter than before. A 71-day offseason is the shortest one in the history of the NBA. Although this is very exciting for fans, as they will not have to wait to see their favorite teams back in action, it hasn’t...
    Getty Los Angeles Lakers star Anthony Davis. The NBA season just barely ended but it’s about to start right back up. Due to the previous season getting delayed because of COVID-19, the league wants to get back on their normal schedule and the way they’re doing that is by sacrificing the offseason. That shouldn’t affect over half the NBA all that much but it’s not great news for the Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat. The two teams that played in the NBA Finals only get 71 days between the last game they played and the start of the next season. That’s the shortest offseason in recorded sports history. Anthony Davis has been pretty quiet since the end of the season but he commented on the news and seems rather confused. AD commented on an ESPN post about the difference in rest days ???? Via ESPN (IG) |...
    Getty Lakers forward Anthony Davis, right, is expected to become a free agent next week. The rumor season has been ripe across the NBA, with potential free agents and trade targets cropping up on the mill repeatedly. There are big names like Chris Paul, Bradley Beal, Giannis Antetokounmpo and relatively small ones like Isaiah Thomas, D.J. Augustin and Delon Wright. But no matter the impact of the name involved, there are plenty of players primed to find new homes in the coming weeks. Now, we can say exactly when the fun will begin: November 20, two days after the NBA conducts its draft. And of special note to the Lakers, we have a potential date for teams and players to open the transaction window and begin making trades and opting into—or out of—pending contract years. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, that date will be either two or three...
    Getty Rob Pelinka of the Los Angeles Lakers. If you want to find out which guard the Los Angeles Lakers are considering trading for, you’ll have to follow the breadcrumbs left by ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, who dropped some clues during a recent Q&A. Windhorst sat down with Jas Kang of Silver Screen and Roll and had an interesting answer about how the Lakers could end up improving their roster. “There’s a deal out there for them for another guard. That would be interesting. I’ll see if they actually go forward with it. It’s a guard on the last year of his contract who was great last year for his team and that team may be looking to move him. That would be interesting.” Our own @jaskang21 sat down with @WindhorstESPN to discuss five questions facing the Lakers this offseason: https://t.co/JE4tYx5bB3 pic.twitter.com/GLp9aAwP9c — Silver Screen & Roll (@LakersSBN) October...
    Winning this year’s NBA title was much more than just proving themselves to the world. It was bringing home the trophy for their team’s legend, Kobe Bryant. Throughout the Playoffs, the Los Angeles Lakers paid tribute to Bryant in several ways. Just Like that, Anthony Davis made his own personal tribute to Kobe Bryant. The purple and gold found various ways to commemorate the legend in their journey to their 17th NBA Championship. The Lakers wore the ‘Mamba Jerseys’ for every one of their crucial games and repeatedly confessed that they felt unique energy wearing those and that it brought them a sense of pride. From replicating Kobe’s buzzer-beater shot to wearing the Mamba jersey, Anthony Davis has done his part in his own special way. In fact, he even found a way to dedicate the games to Bryant, while winning the title during Game 6. Anthony Davis honors legends...
    The Los Angeles Lakers won the 2020 NBA title led by superstars LeBron James and Anthony Davis. After failing to qualify for the playoffs in the previous season, they traded for Davis, who helped them to change their fortunes. Following their win, LeBron told AD, “This is your team. This is your time.”  So are the Lakers really Davis’ team, or is it still LeBron’s team? Former NBA champion Matt Barnes agrees with the former sentiment. “I think it’s real talk,” he said on ESPN’s The Jump. “LeBron realizes that he needs AD as much as anyone does. I look at the Lakers like a fancy, luxury car, with AD sitting in the back, and LeBron is still the driver. It’s still LeBron’s team, he’s the most important piece to the team. “But it’s definitely AD’s team because LeBron’s gonna be in Year 18, AD is still fairly young, still...
    Billy Reinhardt from the Nets Daily then pointed out how the Lakers and Heat will just get two months of break, instead of the usual four. This prompted Lakers veteran Jared Dudley to reply to Reinhardt. The show will go on, just don’t cry a river when stars sit out TV games… esp Top teams that played a longer full season … https://t.co/sCw5NmhBLp — Jared Dudley (@JaredDudley619) October 26, 2020 So that almost confirms that fans might not see their best players in the initial weeks. Lakers fans might miss LeBron and Anthony Davis, while Heat fans will miss seeing Jimmy Butler in action.   ALSO READ – “Put Him At 99” – Former Teammate Unhappy with LeBron James’ NBA 2K21 Ratings Will the first month turn into a Summer-League experience? Due to the lockdown, the Summer League was canceled. So the draft prospects will not get much time to settle...
    Getty Luka Doncic guarding Anthony Davis. LeBron James led the Los Angeles Lakers to a championship after a decade-long drought but he’s going to be 36 when the next season starts. While he has shown no signs of slowing down, he’s not going to be the best basketball player in the world forever. The Lakers need to start thinking about how they can utilize Anthony Davis for the next decade. One way to do that is to try and add a young star either when or just before LeBron starts to decline. Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka made it seem like that’s the plan in a recent interview. “We do want to do a couple things,” Pelinka said on The Woj Podcast. “We hope that we can have another championship run next year, for sure, and we’re going to work hard to try to keep the pieces around LeBron...
    The Los Angeles Lakers are the NBA champions for 2020; however, it seems like the celebrations may not last too long. The Lakers will be looking to run it back next season. With LeBron James and Anthony Davis, the only two stars with a sure place in the Lakers next season, ‘LakeShow’ is practically going into a rebuild. Players such as KCP and Rajon Rondo are expected to opt-out of their player options. Whereas Dwight Howard, J. R. Smith, Jared Dudley, and more are unrestricted free-agents this off-season. With large contracts for Davis and James, the Lakers will be struggling to make decisions about whom to bring back. Many of the Lakers‘ role players have seen their value skyrocket, with good performances in the post-season. Rondo and KCP will be rejecting their player option to maximize their earnings for the next year. The Lakers are strapped for cash, and their...
    More than a calendar year after it started, the NBA season is finally over. This is our first mailbag since the Lakers were crowned champions of the 2019-20 season and, as such, it’s loaded with questions about the Warriors’ offseason, and how they may knock off their rivals in Los Angeles. Before getting to the mail, thanks as always to everyone who submitted questions. You can send questions for future mailbags to @wcgoldberg on Twitter or email them to wgoldberg@bayareanewsgroup.com. Do you think the Warriors need more help on the defensive end or the offensive end? — @timboster After finishing last season with the league’s worst offensive rating and a defensive rating in the bottom five, the Warriors need to make dramatic improvements on both ends. Fortunately, getting Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson back and healthy should lift the offense back into the top 10. (Before...
    Two weeks after the NBA Finals vlog, Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee has now released the title celebration vlog. It is the 18th episode of Life in the Bubble and also the season finale. It starts right from the moment the Lakers were announced as the champions to their plane journey back to LA. During these behind-the-scenes celebrations, guard Dion Waiters, who is called Philly Cheese, gave himself a new nickname. He said, “After the year I had I would love that story. They try to count me out, they try to sabotage sh*t. I am not Philly cheese, I am not bubble cheese, call me CC. I’m champ cheese.” Anthony Davis and LeBron James: Living the champ life Superstar Anthony Davis spoke about his memorable journey with the team since he arrived. He said, “Call me champ from now. (It’s been a ) crazy journey with this...
    Anthony Davis has finally realized his dream of raising the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy over his head. 8 years after being drafted into the NBA by the New Orleans, AD has achieved his goal. Davis tried for years to be able to win a ring with the Pelicans (aka Hornets) but never had the right supporting cast around him. However, he is now a Los Angeles Laker after a major trade with the Pelicans. With LeBron James as a teammate, ‘The Brow’ is unstoppable. Davis’ presence makes the Lakers attack more dynamic and takes the pressure away from James to score and create the entire offense himself. After winning a championship, Anthony Davis is a free agent. And while everyone expects him to return to the Lakers, nothing has been cemented yet. Reports are emerging that Davis will reject his player option with the Lakers in order to sign a...
    Fresh off an NBA championship, Anthony Davis is set to enter unrestricted free agency — but he’s not really a free agent. The All-Star forward plans to decline his $28.7 million player option and re-sign with the Lakers, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania. Even prior to Los Angeles defeating Miami in the 2020 Finals, no one expected Davis to leave the Lakers after he forced his way out of New Orleans, so apologies to anyone hoping for a Kawhi Leonard-like sweepstakes. MORE: Davis’ trade request gave him everything he wanted However, there is a bit of intrigue about the terms of Davis’ next deal. Does the 27-year-old prefer a short-term contract to stay on the same timeline as LeBron James, or is he looking to lock in as much money as possible right now? Let’s evaluate his options. (Note: Keep in mind these are merely projections. The players’ union and team owners must reach an agreement on...
    When the Los Angeles Lakers traded for Anthony Davis, they partook in a gamble. They gave away their future for a player who could potentially be an unrestricted free agent within a season. But after helping the Lakers to win a ring, Davis is now planning to resign with them as well. Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) celebrates after making a three-pointer during the fourth quarter against the Miami Heat in game 4 of the 2020 NBA Finals at AdventHealth Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports After days of flirting with Free Agency, he is set to commit to the Lakers. He is planning to opt-out of his $28.7 million player option and will resign in the upcoming free agency, according to Shams Charania from The Athletic. With LeBron James turning 36 in two months, having Davis as a pillar for him is perfect. During this season,...
    Pulitzer Prize winning composer Anthony Davis (2020 Prize for The Central Park Five, also X, The Life and Times of Malcolm X, and Amistad) teams with Grammy Award winning librettist Thulani Davis (Amistad, Dark Passages) in a new composition We Call the Roll commissioned by The Lied Society and Schubert Club. The live audio stream of the world premiere, hosted by Trilloquy podcast host Garrett McQueen, will be broadcast Sunday, October 18 at 4pm. LiedSociety.org
    The gamble paid off for Los Angeles Lakers. After trading away three young players and a host of future firsts, they brought in Anthony Davis. This trade was criticized, and many said the Lakers would regret it. But a year later, Davis helped the Lakers to win their first title since 2010. It was also a gamble because Davis will be a free agent in this upcoming off-season. It looks almost certain that he will return. Just after winning the title, he was on Quinn Cook’s Instagram Live where he said, ‘We’re gonna run it right back.” Anthony Davis on IG Live: “We’re gonna run it right back.” AD is an upcoming free agent. pic.twitter.com/3QlxoNDv0m — Legion Hoops (@LegionHoops) October 12, 2020 But later, when he was directly asked about returning, he said, “I have no idea. I don’t know. I had a great time in L.A. this first year....
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Anthony Davis knew exactly how he wanted to celebrate the Lakers’ first NBA title in 10 years. Upon his return from the NBA bubble in Orlando, the Lakers center hit up La Autentica Birrieria in North Hollywood for some of their popular braised goat tacos. View this post on Instagram On Monday Anthony Davis straight off winning the NBA title in the NBA Bubble asked if we could bring him some of our tacos but we were closed. Today, however, we came through and dropped off all his favorites!!! Thanks for giving us the opportunity Champ ???????? and thank you for bringing back the championship to LA!!! ???????????????????????????????? @antdavis23 @lakers #forkobe #foreverkobe #lakers A post shared by #laautenticabirrieria (@l.aautenticabirrieria) on Oct 13, 2020 at 7:52pm PDT Owner Jaime Arana wrote: “On Monday Anthony Davis straight off winning the NBA title in the NBA...
    CEOs say they need to do more to fight racism. This is how they plan to do it Chipotle is giving away burritos on Halloween — and this year, you dont need to wear a costume Report: Anthony Davis plans to decline player option, re-sign with Lakers Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad Anthony Davis, who holds a $28,751,774 player option, said he had no idea about free agency. But everyone knew Davis – on the big-market team he always wanted to join, represented by LeBron James‘ agent (Rich Paul), coming off a championship – would stay with the Lakers. We’re starting to see the mechanics of how. Shams Charania of The Athletic: Davis plans to opt out of his $28.7 million player option and re-sign with the Lakers, sources tell The Athletic. Davis can name his price. His max salary will be less than...
    The Lakers gave up a lot — Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and three first-round picks — to land Anthony Davis. It will have been worth it. After helping lead the Lakers to their first NBA title in 10 years, Davis appears set to forego the opportunities available to him as a free agent and remain in Los Angeles. According to The Athletic, Davis, 27, plans to opt out of his $28.7 million player option and re-sign with the Lakers , who could potentially offer him as much as nearly $254 million on a five-year deal. “We’re gonna run it right back,” Davis said during the team’s recent title celebration. Anthony DavisGetty Images During his first season with the Lakers, the former No. 1 overall pick served as a perfect complement to LeBron James, averaging 26.1 points, 9.3 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 2.3 blocks and 1.5 steals. James, 35, has...
    COVID-19 deaths reveal how racism still has its grip on America Chipotle is giving away burritos on Halloween — and this year, you dont need to wear a costume Anthony Davis to opt out of contract, re-sign with Lakers? Anthony Davis forced a trade to the Los Angeles Lakers intending to win an NBA championship. With an NBA ring now on his résumé, the All-Star forward is reportedly set to make a big decision this offseason regarding his future in Los Angeles. © Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Anthony Davis is expected to be back with the Lakers next season even with his opt-out. According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Davis intends to exercise the opt-out clause in his contract and will turn down the $28.7 million player option for the 2021 season. Once he becomes a free agent, the 27-year-old plans to re-sign with the Lakers. Coming off a...
    Mail-in ballot rule chaos in North Carolina is hurting Black voters Chipotle is giving away burritos on Halloween — and this year, you dont need to wear a costume Anthony Davis reportedly planning to opt out, re-sign with Lakers Anthony Davis is planning to opt out of the final year of his contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, but it does not sound like the seven-time All-Star intends to test free agency. © Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports It sounds like Anthony Davis will be back with the Lakers next season. Davis will not exercise his $28.7 million player option for 2020-21 but is planning to re-sign with the Lakers, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. He and his agent, Rich Paul, will meet in the coming weeks to discuss which contract makes sense, as Davis has a number of options. Davis is eligible to sign a five-year max contract...
    Anthony Davis reportedly intends on staying with the Lakers. According to Shams Charania, Davis plans to opt out of his current deal, and then re-sign with Los Angeles. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Seeing as how he just won a title with the Lakers, you can bet that he’s about to make some serious stacks. Sources: Anthony Davis plans to opt out of contract and re-sign with the Lakers. Inside Pass on Davis, Lakers/Heat offseasons and more across league at @TheAthleticNBA: https://t.co/P5YRf3Fbzb — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 15, 2020 If the Lakers are able to keep Davis on the roster, then they’re almost certainly going to be the favorite to win again in 2021. The Lakers cruised through the NBA Finals this season, and I see no reason why it won’t happen again next year with Davis and LeBron James on the...
    Getty Los Angeles Lakers star Anthony Davis. It may not come as a surprise but it’s looking like Anthony Davis has come to a decision regarding his Los Angeles Lakers contract. According to The Atheltic’s Shams Charania, Davis will opt-out of his contract but will re-sign with the Lakers: Davis plans to opt out of his $28.7 million player option and re-sign with the Lakers, sources tell The Athletic. Davis and his agent, Rich Paul, will hold meetings in the coming weeks to discuss the situation and the contract term that is most sensible for Davis. There have been months of speculation and Davis has hinted at his plan a number of times but it was notable that he hadn’t signed an extension yet. It’s been reported for months that he was planning on staying in Los Angeles but this is the most definitive report yet. Davis just...
    Getty Lakers star Anthony Davis In the aftermath of the Lakers’ 2019-20 NBA championship, as players doused each other with champagne in the locker room, reserve guard Quinn Cook had the camera rolling on his Instagram Live, with Anthony Davis next to him. The two were talking about having “15 in,” meaning the entire roster, before Cook said something important: “We’re gonna run it right back.” That was when Davis, who can be a free agent, offered a tip on what his plans will be in the near future. Echoing Cook, he said, “We’re gonna run it right back.” Anthony Davis on IG Live: “We’re gonna run it right back.” AD is an upcoming free agent. pic.twitter.com/3QlxoNDv0m — Legion Hoops (@LegionHoops) October 12, 2020 In order to “run it back,” of course, Davis would have to stay put in Los Angeles. He has the ability, though,...
    Anthony Davis is a champion, but he is not going (back) to Disney World any time soon. After helping the Lakers win the NBA title Sunday night, Davis was freed from the bubble on the campus of Disney World and plans on staying as far away from there as long as possible. “Probably not. Not for at least two years,” Davis said Tuesday on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” when asked if he would ever go to Disney World again. “We were even talking about boycotting playing the Orlando Magic for a while.” The Lakers arrived in the bubble on July 10 and finally left Monday, three months later, upon beating the Heat in six games in the NBA Finals. The bubble, however mentally taxing it may have been, worked. The league did not record a single positive test for COVID-19. Davis, who averaged 25 points and 10.7 rebounds per game against...
    Anthony Davis is a champion, but he is not going (back) to Disney World any time soon. After helping the Lakers win the NBA title Sunday night, Davis was freed from the bubble on the campus of Disney World and plans on staying as far away from there as long as possible. “Probably not. Not for at least two years,” Davis said Tuesday on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” when asked if he would ever go to Disney World again. “We were even talking about boycotting playing the Orlando Magic for a while.” The Lakers arrived in the bubble on July 10 and finally left Monday, three months later, upon beating the Heat in six games in the NBA Finals. The bubble, however mentally taxing it may have been, worked. The league did not record a single positive test for COVID-19. Davis, who averaged 25 points and 10.7 rebounds per game against...
    Getty Los Angeles Lakers star Anthony Davis. There was likely a lot on Anthony Davis’ mind when he won his first NBA championship with the Los Angeles Lakers. While it’s okay to a little self-centered in a moment like that, Davis went out of his way to reach out to a former teammate. According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, the Lakers star FaceTimed DeMarcus Cousins during the celebration in the locker room. Anthony Davis FaceTimed his ex-teammate, DeMarcus Cousins, in championship locker room tonight. Cousins is eligible for a Lakers ring. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 12, 2020 Cousins was on the team’s roster for a big portion of the season but wasn’t able to play a game due to injury. He was eventually released to make room for Markieff Morris, who ended up being one of the Lakers’ best additions. Even after Cousins was let go,...
    Life in Los Angeles as a Laker right now is fantastic. The franchise has reclaimed the NBA Championship for the first time since 2010. LeBron James and Anthony Davis are two of the Top-5 players in the NBA and are all set to get back at it come 2021. However, things are only looking to get tougher in the Western Conference, if not the entire NBA. The Golden State Warriors will be looking to regroup and push stronger, given that they just missed their first NBA Playoffs since 2012. The LA Clippers should be hungry, determined to prove themselves after their shambolic performance in the NBA Bubble. Failing to make yet another Western Conference Finals after blowing a 3-1 lead to the Denver Nuggets, they’ll have a massive chip on their shoulder. Teams like the Brooklyn Nets, Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks, and the NBA Finalists, Miami Heat, will be diving...
    Getty Luke Doncic with Team LeBron during All-Star weekend. The Los Angeles Lakers may have just barely won the NBA championship but it’s not too early to start talking about the team’s future. Anthony Davis is likely about to be a free agent and LeBron James isn’t getting any younger. If they want Davis to stay for the long term, they’re going to need to convince him that he has a future in Los Angeles once LeBron retires. Lakers legend Magic Johnson was recently on ESPN’s First Take and made the case for why Davis wouldn’t leave. “Anthony Davis now is known across the world because of the platform of the Lakers, and then him and LeBron next season, they could repeat,” Johnson said. “You don’t want to leave here, and not have a guy like LeBron James playing alongside of you because the same thing that happened in...
    Anthony Davis is finally an NBA Champion. After spending years struggling in the New Orleans Pelicans, AD has become a champion in his first year with LA. However, there were remnants of those old Pelicans teams on the 2020 Lakers championship squad. This starts with point guard Rajon Rondo, who was a crucial part of the few playoff runs AD has in NOLA. A forgotten member of this Lakers roster was DeMarcus ‘Boogie” Cousins. Boogie was cut by the Lakers prior to the pandemic because he was not fit to play. Markieff Morris took his spot on the Lakers team and ended up playing big minutes for the team in the playoffs. Davis face-timed Cousins upon the Lakers championship win. Boogie was on the sidelines for all pre-bubble Laker games and his camaraderie with AD hasn’t died. Anthony Davis FaceTimed his ex-teammate, DeMarcus Cousins, in championship locker room tonight. Cousins...
    Despite finishing the 2019-20 NBA season as one of the worst teams in the league, the Golden State Warriors are already emerging as one of the biggest threats to the reigning NBA champions Los Angeles Lakers next year. That’s hardly a surprise as the Warriors are expected to have three members of their championship core – Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green – back next season. However, in order to have a better chance of fully dominating the Western Conference and dethroning the Purple and Gold, the Warriors may still need to make a major roster upgrade in the 2020 offseason. Using Andrew Wiggin’s massive contract, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, and the Minnesota Timberwolves’ 2021 first-rounder, the Warriors will be in a strong position to engage in a blockbuster deal with the Milwaukee Bucks if Giannis Antetokounmpo will demand a trade this fall....
    Getty Anthony Davis, right, celebrates with Lakers teammate LeBron James In the wake of winning his first NBA championship, Lakers star forward Anthony Davis was asked to peek ahead at this future. He has one year left on his contract, at $28 million, but he can opt out of that year and hit free agency this summer. He is facing a tight deadline on deciding about the option—he must let the Lakers know this week what he intends to do. But, he said, not even he was sure what he would do. “I have no idea,” Davis said on Sunday. “I don’t know.” In a year unlike anything, this win means everything. #YouCantStopLA@KingJames @AntDavis23 @Lakers pic.twitter.com/5y2EVJAmok — Nike LA (@NikeLA) October 12, 2020 Davis has three options. He could opt in on his contract for next year, which would keep him in L.A. for next season and...
    The Lakers took care of business in Game 6 Sunday night, defeating the Heat 106-93 en route to an NBA Finals win. The win brings Los Angeles its 17th NBA title, which ties the Celtics for the most all time in NBA history. It also gives LeBron James his fourth title with his third different team (Heat, Cavs, Lakers). But there’s a lot more history than that to discuss. Below, we’ll get into some of the more interesting stats associated with the Lakers’ 2020 NBA Finals win. DECOURCY: No, this Lakers title win is not tainted LeBron makes history with Finals MVP win James won the NBA Finals MVP in a unanimous 11-0 vote, making him 4-for-4 in winning MVP when his team won the NBA Finals. He not only becomes the first player to win a Finals MVP with three different teams, but he also joined Michael Jordan in...
    The NBA season has finally ended and the Los Angeles Lakers take home the crown. After five consecutive years of the Warriors dominating the Western Conference, the Lakers broke that streak. They beat the Heat over the course of six games to win their first title since 2010. And this victory has put other teams in the league on notice. The league was moving towards heavy outside shooting due to the Warriors. But with the Lakers’ dominance through their bigs, Anthony Davis and Dwight Howard, rivals are now aiming to get capable big men to neutralize this threat. ALSO READ- Anthony Davis Made a Surprise Facetime From Inside the Lockeroom After Championship Win Oct 2, 2020; Orlando, Florida, USA; Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard (39) celebrates with forward Anthony Davis (3) after a play against the Miami Heat during the first quarter in game two of the 2020 NBA...
    Getty LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrates with teammates. LeBron James has had some stellar teammates in his career, but his Los Angeles Lakers co-star Anthony Davis might take the cake as The King’s most talented teammate. And James sees his partnership with Davis as a lasting one, reportedly telling Davis in the locker room during the celebration: “We’ve got more work to do,” per Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports. James also gave a shoutout to Davis on his Instagram on Monday, reinforcing just how “special” he is. “My brother is [an] ANIMAL, and the scariest thing about it he’s just scratching the surface of his potential!” James wrote. “My Goodness bro you’re special! [Anthony Davis] “He like that.” Congrats Champ!” View this post on Instagram 〰️ + ???? = ????. That simple!! My brother is a ANIMAL and the scariest thing about it...
    Fresh off winning his first NBA championship alongside LeBron James in his first season with the Los Angeles Lakers, Anthony Davis has “no idea” what the offseason will bring. The 6-10 big man can opt out of the final year of his contract at $28.75 million and become a free agent, but that didn’t appear to be foremost on Davis’ mind following the Lakers’ 106-93 Game 6 win to clinch the Lakers’ first NBA title since 2010. “I had a great time in L.A. this first year,” Davis said after the game. “This has been nothing but joy, nothing but amazement. Over the next couple of months, we’ll figure it out. I mean, I’m not 100 percent sure, but that’s why my agent [Rich Paul] is who he is, and we’ll discuss it and figure it out.” Davis averaged 27.7 points and 9.7 rebounds per game in 21 playoff appearances...
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    Fresh off winning his first NBA championship alongside LeBron James in his first season with the Los Angeles Lakers, Anthony Davis has “no idea” what the offseason will bring. The 6-10 big man can opt out of the final year of his contract at $28.75 million and become a free agent, but that didn’t appear to be foremost on Davis’ mind following the Lakers’ 106-93 Game 6 win to clinch the Lakers’ first NBA title since 2010. “I had a great time in L.A. this first year,” Davis said after the game. “This has been nothing but joy, nothing but amazement. Over the next couple of months, we’ll figure it out. I mean, I’m not 100 percent sure, but that’s why my agent [Rich Paul] is who he is, and we’ll discuss it and figure it out.” Davis averaged 27.7 points and 9.7 rebounds per game in 21 playoff appearances...
    Hurricane Delta leaves two dead in Louisiana and knocks out power for hundreds of thousands America’s eeriest abandoned diners, restaurants and supermarkets Theres no good reason for Anthony Davis to leave the Lakers in free agency The confetti JUST fell for the Los Angeles Lakers after their latest NBA title, but of course, the offseason ahead looms for every team, including the champions. © Provided by For The Win So of course Anthony Davis — who had himself an absolutely incredible NBA Finals — was asked about what he’s going to do before the start of next season. He’s got a player option for 2020-21, but you have to think it’s all but certain he’ll decline that for a bigger payday. Who will be giving him his next humongous contract? That’s up in the air for Davis, and naturally asking him that just after winning his first ring would...
    LeBron James and Anthony Davis have finally done it. In their first season together, the duo have become NBA Champions. Despite the rigors of the NBA Bubble, the Lakers have dominated through the Playoffs. After three consecutive 4-1 series wins, the Miami Heat really threatened to push the Lakers to their limits. However, the opposite happened in game six. The Lakers blew the Heat out, going up by 36 points in the game. Despite the Heat trying to rally in the fourth, the game was sealed and the Lakers took their time to win. “This historic 2020 NBA championship belongs to the Los Angeles Lakers!” pic.twitter.com/LVmDZ3BB6s — Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) October 12, 2020 LeBron James and Anthony Davis were the two main players behind this Championship win. The pair have formed a very strong bond in their first season together, and they have benefitted from it. AD and LeBron...
    Nearly a full year after the 2019-20 season began, the Lakers are NBA champions. Now to celebrate by getting the hell out of Disney World. Basketball “bubble” jokes aside, Los Angeles deserves to raise the Larry O’Brien trophy without any asterisks attached. The Lakers dominated their opponents behind consistent greatness from LeBron James and Anthony Davis. There was immediate buy-in on coach Frank Vogel’s plan to be a physical, defensive-minded group. Despite concerns about the supporting cast, they showed this roster was, as The Athletic’s John Hollinger put it, top-heavy but not bottom-light. But here’s the thing that should really worry the rest of the league: This Lakers team, the one that just went 16-5 in the playoffs on its way to the title, could be even better next season. Kevin Durant leaving Golden State for Brooklyn in the summer of 2019 seemed to bring (slightly) more parity back to the league, but Los Angeles may...
    Both of the Lakers’ stars had a strong case but in the end, LeBron James, not Anthony Davis, is the 2020 NBA Finals MVP. Essentially everything about the Lakers‘ victory in the 2020 NBA Finals can be traced to the individual and collaborative excellence of Anthony Davis and LeBron James. The two formed a remarkable partnership this year, quickly figuring out how to complement each other on the court and balance the responsibility for leading an NBA-title contender. Both players had their moments in these Finals but no matter what they say in public, everyone recognizes that LeBron has been the 1A to Davis’ 1B all season long. But after Davis’ dominating Game 2 performance — 33 points and 14 rebounds on 15-of-20 from the field — the buzz began to foment about him possibly stealing NBA Finals MVP from LeBron. Davis’ defense was key in the Lakers’ Game 4...
    Instagram/Getty Lakers star Anthony Davis (R) has a twin sister named Antoinette Davis. The Los Angeles Lakers have the chance to clinch the 2020 NBA Championship Finals against the Miami Heat on October 11, and while much of the viewers’ focus will be on power forward Anthony Davis, fans can’t help but wonder if his family will be in attendance for Sunday’s big Game 6. Davis is the only son of Erainer Davis and Anthony Davis Sr, and the 27-year-old NBA superstar has two siblings: a twin sister named Antoinette Davis, and an older sister, Iesha Davis. While Davis keeps details of his romantic life with longtime girlfriend and rumored wife Marlen P. tightly under wraps, he proudly shares photos of his sisters on Instagram. After Davis, who stands tall at 6’10, was selected No. 1 overall in the 2012 NBA draft, people were naturally curious if his...
    Getty Anthony Davis, Lakers Even as the Lakers are on the brink of an NBA championship, leading the Heat, 3-2, heading into Game 6, one of their most important players is facing an upcoming deadline that will go a long way toward shaping his future. Anthony Davis, who has teamed with LeBron James to drive the Lakers to the brink of this year’s bizarre championship, has the ability to become a free agent this year if he wants to opt out of the final season of his deal, which is scheduled to pay him $28.75 million. According to an updated schedule the NBA released in June, Davis will have until the end of October 14 to make the decision. The deadline for Anthony Davis to exercise his $28.8M player option is Oct. 14- one day after Game 7 of the NBA Finals. — Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) June 23,...
    GLOW Cast Has Virtual Reunion Following Cancellation News and Encourages Fans to Vote SoulCycles CEO was pushed out of the company in 2019 after expensing $5,100 worth of Christian Dior bags, former employees said Draymond Green responds to Anthony Davis suspension calls Many have called for Anthony Davis to be suspended for the elbow he threw at Jae Crowder on Friday night, but someone who knows all about throwing cheap shots in the NBA Finals does not feel that is warranted. © Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports Draymond Green took to Twitter on Saturday to defend Davis. Draymond Green, who was suspended for a game during the 2016 NBA Finals for hitting LeBron James in the groin, took to Twitter on Saturday to defend Davis. He said he doesn’t believe in having a playoff series decided by a suspension. Why suspend someone and decise the season?… That’s whack https://t.co/fYBll1PqzT —...
    It was a mix of ingredients that made up the Lakers loss against the Miami Heat in Game 5. Jimmy Butler’s 35 point triple-double and Danny Green’s miss from the three-point line are two of the main contributors to this result. However, another aspect might have also added to the disappointing result- Anthony Davis’ injury that temporarily left every Lakers’ fan mortified. It was in the first half of the game that we saw Davis go down on the floor while clutching his ankle. At that crucial time, the Lakers couldn’t afford to play with a man down, and certainly not someone as integral as Anthony Davis. This is exactly why Davis came back to the court and played 42 minutes. After the game, Davis came forth to discuss his injury and his playing status for Game 6; however, his comment towards a particular Heat player wasn’t taken very well. Mandatory...
    Economists: Calif. wildfires could cause $10B in damage These are the worlds most historic restaurants Anthony Davis probable for Game 6 despite heel injury; Dragic doubtful © Sam Greenwood/Getty Images Anthony Davis was clearly bothered by his right heel injury, a contusion, during Game 5 but said afterward he would be “fine” for Game 6. Davis is officially listed as probable for Game 6. Anthony Davis has played through a mild version of the injury all Finals, but aggravated it late in the first quarter and left the game for a while, only to return in the second quarter. The Lakers need Davis to close this series out. He has played at a Finals MVP level this series, averaging 26.2 points a game on 60.5% shooting. On the other end of the court, Davis has guarded Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo, and been fantastic with his rim protection. For...
    A neck injury robbed the Heat’s Bam Adebayo of his red-hot form. Now a heel contusion has put Lakers star Anthony Davis in question. Who is able to play Sunday in Game 6 of the NBA Finals — and how they fare — may determine who ends up hoisting the Larry O’Brien trophy. Davis aggravated an earlier injury during the first quarter of Friday’s Game 5 loss, and he appeared to tweak it again in the fourth quarter. But he downplayed the issue and insisted he’ll fight through it with a chance to close out the Heat. He is listed as probable for Game 6. “[Andre Iguodala] stepped on it, re-aggravated it. But I’ll be fine on Sunday,” Davis said. “It happened in the last series against Denver, Game 5 if I’m not mistaken. Iggy just re-aggravated it. Went out the end of the first and it just wore off...
    Anthony Davis’ status for Game 6 of the NBA Finals was already in question for health reasons, but some Heat fans now want him suspended regardless of whether his heel injury fails to progress. A previously unnoticed off-ball incident involving the Lakers big man and Miami forward Jae Crowder on Friday night has drawn comparisons to what happened in the 2016 NBA Finals, when Draymond Green swatted at LeBron James’ groin area was subsequently suspended one contest. The Warriors went on to blow their 3-1 series advantage in part because of that ban. In the Heat’s dramatic 111-108 Game 5 win to stave off elimination, Davis appeared to elbow Crowder after taking a tumble. The referees and TV broadcast team did not notice the incident. While there is no indication from the NBA that Davis is in danger of being suspended, Miami supporters (and Lakers haters) are furiously trying to play up the...
    Getty Anthony Davis of the Los Angeles Lakers handles the ball against Jae Crowder of the Miami Heat. A bum ankle might not be the only problem for Los Angeles Lakers star Anthony Davis in the NBA Finals. Video has emerged of Davis elbowing Heat forward Jae Crowder in the head behind a play, leading many to call for a suspension of the Lakers star. Davis was not called for a foul in-game and the NBA has not issued a statement on the play. It’s hard to tell if the act was intentional or not from Davis, who does not have a reputation for being a cheap player. Here is a better look at Anthony Davis hitting Jae Crowder in the face, and shown in comparison to Draymond's suspension-worthy crotch punch in 2016: pic.twitter.com/lYScUROVEY — Playoff Parakeet A. Cortes (@Ryan_Cortes) October 10, 2020 If the NBA reviews...
    Threats over Black Lives Matter mural prompts lockdown at a UNC campus These are the worlds most historic restaurants Watch: Anthony Davis caught Jae Crowder with dirty elbow in Game 5 A video of Anthony Davis hitting Jae Crowder with a dirty elbow in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Friday night went viral on Saturday. © Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports A video of Anthony Davis hitting Jae Crowder with a dirty elbow in Game 5 went viral. The Miami Heat were leading the Los Angeles Lakers 63-62 in the third quarter at the time of the incident. Both Davis and Crowder were on the ground. Davis then lifted himself up part way, turned around, and whacked Crowder in the face with an elbow. Anthony Davis blamed Andre Iguodala for re-aggravating his injury but had the nerve to do this lol @NBAOfficial pic.twitter.com/EvYlXr1RNe — Playoff Parakeet A. Cortes...
    Anthony Davis insists he will be ready for Game 6 of the NBA Finals despite aggravating a heel injury in the Lakers’ Game 5 loss to the Heat.  Davis appeared to sustain an injury in the first quarter of the Lakers’ 111-108 defeat in Orlando, which saw them fail to clinch a 17th NBA title in franchise history.  MORE: LeBron passed up game-winning shot, just like MJ They will have another chance to do so on Sunday and the seven-time All-Star expects to be healthy as the Lakers aim to close out the series at the second attempt.  “Iggy [Andre Iguodala] kind of stepped on it,” Davis said about the injury. “Re-aggravated it. But I’ll be fine on Sunday. It happened in the last series against Denver. I think it was Game 5 if I’m not mistaken. Iggy just re-aggravated it. Went out the end of the first and...
    Wisconsin police arrest family of slain Black teen amid protest over his death How Big Tech became such a big target on Capitol Hill Anthony Davis on his heel injury, “I’ll be fine on Sunday” © Sam Greenwood/Getty Images Anthony Davis has been on the Lakers’ injury report throughout the NBA Finals, each time probable with a heel contusion. Late in the first quarter, Davis aggravated the injury and left the game for a stretch, only to return in the second quarter. Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad Late in the game, Davis became entangled with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and seemed to aggravate it further. Davis said none of this would keep him from playing in Game 6. “[Andre Iguodala] kind of stepped on it. Re-aggravated it. But I’ll be fine on Sunday,” Davis said. Players are always optimistic about their ability to play, but Davis...
    Getty Anthony Davis of the Los Angeles Lakers. The NBA Finals are not over yet thanks to Jimmy Butler’s heroic Game 5 performance that forced a Game 6 for his Miami Heat against the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers would have liked to wrap up the series and hoist the Larry O’Brien Trophy on Friday night for a variety of reasons. But closing out the Heat became even more urgent when Anthony Davis came up limping in the first half. Things looked very grim initially, with “Achilles” becoming a trending term on Twitter after Davis rubbed that area of his leg after checking out of the game. Injury scare for Anthony Davis, but he walked back to the bench under his own power. pic.twitter.com/F7P7R6Boj8 — TSN (@TSN_Sports) October 10, 2020 However, it turned out that the 6-foot-10 forward had reaggravated a heel injury he suffered in the...
    The Orlando Bubble might have its last game tomorrow. With a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals, the Los Angeles Lakers will look to finish the Miami Heat in Game 5. In each round of the Playoffs, the Lakers have managed to come out victorious within just five games. However, the Heat have consistently shown that they aren’t easy to break. They will not go home without putting up a fair fight for the championship ring. Miami Heat injury update and lineup predictions While we all thought the Lakers might end up finishing the series with a clean sweep, a Game 3 win by the Heat eradicated that assumption. They have shown tremendous resilience, which may give them hope of forcing a Game 6. They failed to find better offensive support in the previous game than in Game 3. Bam Adebayo may have returned from his injuries, but he isn’t...
    Attorney General Barr stays in background after Michigan arrests Tim Hortons reveals ambitious plans to open in every major city and town in the UK within 2 years Anthony Davis reaggravates right heel injury during Game 5 of NBA Finals Anthony Davis left Game 5 of the NBA Finals between his Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat late in the first quarter after reaggravating his right heel injury. © Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (left) passes the ball against Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis during the first quarter in game five of the 2020 NBA Finals at AdventHealth Arena.  Davis was trying to catch a Kyle Kuzma air ball on offense late in the first quarter. It is unclear how he got hurt, but he was grabbing his right foot after the play. He left the game to be examined on the sideline...
    Anthony Davis may have avoided the worst with his NBA Finals injury that many feared was a torn Achilles tendon. The big man went down in Game 5 of the finals on Friday, clutching the back of his foot. The placement of the injury and the visible pain that Davis suffered led many to fear an Achilles injury, which could have potentially kept him out for more than a season, but Tim Reynolds reported that it may not have been so serious. The Lakers say Anthony Davis got kicked and aggravated a bruised heel. This conflicts with Twitter reports of a Achilles, ankle, knee, calf, concussion, toothache and subdural hematoma. — Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) October 10, 2020
    Anthony Davis unveiled some new Kobe Bryant-themed shoes. While Kobe Bryant’s passing is almost nine months in the past, that hasn’t stopped the Los Angeles Lakers from finding a variety of ways to pay tribute to one of the greatest players to ever lace it up in the NBA. With LeBron James, Anthony Davis and the Lakers one win away from honoring Kobe with a title, Davis decided to make a fashion statement that showed he is constantly thinking about Bryant. Davis showed up to Game 5 wearing the “5 Rings” Kobe 5 prototype shoe. The details on the outside of the show the number five depicted in a variety of ways, obviously honoring the five championships Bryant won in his 20 years in purple and gold. AD honors Kobe’s last championship with the “5 Rings” Kobe 5 Protro. The details are great. #NBAFinals pic.twitter.com/p9aQsABqyA — Nick DePaula (@NickDePaula) October...
    Getty LeBron James and Rajon Rondo of the Los Angeles Lakers. The Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat will play in Game 5 of the NBA Finals at the NBA Bubble in Orlando, Florida. Heavy Live With Scoop B – Jemele Hill#NBAFinals #DonaldTrump #VicePresidentialDebate In this episode, Heavys Brandon "Scoop B" Robinson is joined by renowned journalist, podcaster, and social activist, Jemele Hill. She discusses a range of topics including her most memorable interviews on her "Jemele Hill is Unbothered" podcast, to Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Mike Pence, Kyrie Irving, Colin Kaepernick, her favorite Jodeci songs,…2020-10-09T21:37:12Z Guided by head coach Frank Vogel, the Lakers currently hold a 3-1 lead and can close it out tonight. Will they? “Yeah definitely,” Jemele Hill told me on today’s episode of Heavy Live With Scoop B. “I think they end this. I have to say I did think this was going...
    Getty Rumors speculate online that Lakers star Anthony Davis might've secretly tied the knot with longtime girlfriend Marlen P. The Los Angeles Lakers have the chance to clinch the 2020 NBA Championship Finals against the Miami Heat on October 9, and while much of the viewers’ focus will be on power forward Anthony Davis, fans can’t help but also wonder about his longtime girlfriend Marlen P., as there’s speculation that the two might’ve secretly tied the knot after they were rumored to be engaged in November 2019. While Davis has been away from Marlen and their daughter Nala since entering the NBA bubble in July, the incredibly private couple might’ve shared an intimate wedding ceremony during quarantine. Even if the coronavirus pandemic didn’t put a pause on the NBA season and large gatherings, it’s highly unlikely that the media-shy duo would’ve publicized their wedding and/or invited a ton...
    Will Goran Dragic be able to help the Heat stave off elimination Friday night against the Lakers? The 34-year-old guard has not played in the 2020 NBA Finals since suffering a torn plantar fascia in the first half of Game 1. Miami got a much-needed boost from Bam Adebayo’s return in Game 4, but with Los Angeles holding a 3-1 lead, the Heat could really use Dragic’s combination of scoring and playmaking in the win-or-go-home contest. MORE: Anthony Davis’ trade request gave him everything he wanted Here’s the latest news on Dragic ahead of Game 5: Goran Dragic injury updates UPDATE: Dragic will not be available for Game 5, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania. ORIGINAL: Dragic is listed as doubtful for Game 5 on the most recent injury report, which was released at 2 p.m. ET on Friday. That is the same designation he was given for the previous three games in the series. There was some hope...