Anthony Davis’ honest response as to why he signed lengthy 5-year deal with Lakers

Brad Sullivan
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In the aftermath of signing a new five-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, Anthony Davis offered his reasoning for staying put instead of testing the free-agent market.

Davis agreed to a new deal worth $190 million, which puts the minds of the Lakers and their fan base at ease.

In his first season with the Lakers during the interrupted 2019-20 campaign, the superstar was everything the franchise expected him to be after having paid heavily for his services in a trade last year.

Teaming with LeBron James, Davis averaged 26.1 points, 9.3 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 2.3 blocks and 1.5 steals per game, numbers that explain the steep cost to keep him in a Lakers uniform.

Davis also had a strong postseason and helped lead the Lakers to their first NBA title in a decade, delivering strong performances within the NBA bubble.

With the pressure of an uncertain future now gone, Davis is in a position to deliver a standout season as the team seeks to win back-to-back league titles. That quest begins later this month with the start of the 2020-21 regular season.

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Brad is a freelance writer for, who can clearly recall watching Lakers games in 1972 as they captured the first of their 11 Los Angeles-based titles. The franchise's evolution into a beloved and iconic franchise among its fan base since that memorable year allows for a wider perspective to be a part of his writing about the team's current fortunes.