Anthony Davis Says He, Not LeBron James, Is the Best Player in the NBA Today

Jonathan Sherman
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Los Angeles Lakers star Anthony Davis is known as one of the best big men in the NBA, but according to the six-time All-Star, he is in fact the best player in the entire league.

Davis recently sat down with Alaa Abdeldaiem of Sports Illustrated to discuss gracing the cover of the upcoming NBA 2K20 video game.

In the interview, Davis stated that he’s the best player in the league today.

“I’m the best in the world. I think I do a lot of things that a lot of players can’t do as far as playing a complete game,” he said. “I can play on the block, play on the perimeter, play defense on both ends, switch 1-5, guard, score the basketball. I want to be the most dominant player in the game, and I’m going to continue to do that. Obviously you have players like Kawhi [Leonard], KD (Kevin Durant), LeBron [James], Steph [Curry] all of those guys who are the same way. They’re great players, talented players, Hall of Famers, and that’s what makes our game fun. Everyone wants to be the best in the league. Everyone wants to be the most dominant, and that’s when our competitive edge comes out on the floor and makes the game so fun to watch.”

James is of course Davis’ teammate on the Lakers. Now that they are teammates, the goal for this season and beyond is an NBA championship.

Whether or not there is a lot of contention when it comes to who the best player in the NBA is right now, Davis believing that he is the best is not without some convincing proof.

His averages for the 2018-19 season were 25.9 points, 12.0 rebounds, and 3.9 assists per game. With those numbers, there is no reason why Davis shouldn’t be in the conversation for MVP this upcoming season.

If the Lakers manage to enjoy the success they are projected to, it may not be long until most of the league agrees with Davis’ bold assertion.

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Jonathan is a freelance writer, filmmaker, and passionate fan of the NBA. In the past Jonathan has covered politics, entertainment, travel, and more. He is a proud contributor of Lakers Daily.