Anthony Davis Would Put Lakers Roster ‘Up Against Anybody’

by July 15, 2019
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Anthony Davis held an introductory press conference Saturday in Los Angeles, and said he’s confident the Lakers would come out on top against any other squad in a seven-game playoff series.

“I would put our roster up against anybody,” Davis told the assembled media.

The six-time NBA All-Star, an unrestricted free agent next summer, added that he’s solely focused on bringing the Larry O’Brien championship trophy back to L.A.

Per ESPN:

“I would put our roster up against anybody,” Davis said. “I feel like that in a seven-game series that we would come out victorious.”

Davis said the chance to play with [LeBron] James — whom he considers a friend, has been a teammate of in All-Star Games and an Olympics, and with whom he shares an agent, Rich Paul of Klutch Sports — made the prospect of leaving the only NBA team he ever has played for easier to process.

“Obviously, it was tough for me to leave a city that I’ve been playing for for seven years, but I think it was best for me and it was my time,” Davis said.

“But when I found out I was getting traded to the Lakers, I realized it was an unbelievable opportunity for me to be here with a wonderful organization, and then to play alongside LeBron and obviously now the players that we have now … to get the opportunity to do that and come here and play for an organization that’s all about winning — forget winning, winning championships, and that’s the only goal — I think that was the biggest thing for me. Just the relief there, of not knowing the unknown anymore and knowing where I was going to be next season.”

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