Anthony Davis followed the footsteps of teammate LeBron James in extending his contract in Los Angeles Lakers, where the Davis has reportedly signed a five-year deal worth $190 million.
Davis, seven-time All-star who helped the Lakers win the NBA title in his first season from Pelicans and can be considered a successful season for Lakers and Anthony Davis.
"I don't think it was a doubt that I was coming back…LA is a place I want to be." @AntDavis23 sits with our @geeter3 to discuss his contract extension with the #LakeShow, aspirations for the upcoming season, and more. @Lakers pic.twitter.com/ekaeLLBn9A
— Spectrum SportsNet (@SpectrumSN) December 4, 2020
“I just wanted to take the process one day at a time,” Davis told Spectrum SportsNet on Thursday.
“Obviously winning the championship with LA was very great.
“The team [general manager] Rob [Pelinka] put together and [team owner] Jeanie [Buss] put together, and [team executive] Linda [Rambis] and all the people in the front office was amazing, and we did something special. Especially with everything going on in 2020.
On Wednesday, LeBron’s manager, Rich Paul said James agreed to a two-year, $85 million contract extension which would keep him with the team through 2023-24.
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) December 4, 2020
Dynamic Duo, LeBron James and Anthony Davis together claimed their first championship in Lakers colors since 2010 after beating Miami Heat in Orlando bubble.
The 27-year-old Davis spent seven seasons with the New Orleans Pelicans before being traded to Los Angeles in June 2019 for three players, including Lonzo Ball, Ingram, Josh Hart and several draft picks.
After signing the contract extension, Lakers Gm on Davis:
“In the Orlando bubble, Anthony Davis proved he is one of the game’s most complete and dominant two-way players,” Pelinka said. “Now, Lakers fans get to watch AD continue to grow and lead our franchise for years to come. This is truly a blessed moment for Lakers Nation.”