Los Angeles Lakers big man Anthony Davis didn't want to talk about his future after the team won the NBA championship as the 27-year-old said he will take his time before making any decision. Davis, who was absolutely phenomenal in his first season with the Lakers, now can opt out of his contact and become a free agent.
"I have no idea," Davis said, when asked about his pending free agency, per ESPN. "I don't know. "I had a great time in L.A. this first year. 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 achieves his biggest goal
In the summer of 2019, Davis forced his way out of the New Orleans Pelicans as he wanted to join LeBron James in Los Angeles and compete for the NBA title.
The Davis and James duo delivered in their first season as they led the Lakers to their first NBA title since 2010. "I was just emotional," Davis said. "Actually, when I came out of the game, I just started feeling it.
About 25 seconds left, that feeling just turned into reality. I was 25 seconds from becoming a champion. I got emotional. It's the type of journey that I've been on, my team has been on, the organization has been on -- it all came just full circle with this championship.
"So I just got real emotional. [James] was bothering me, saying, 'You're soft. Oh, you crybaby.' I walked to the back, and there was a banner trophy. I kind of grabbed it. Then we walked back out to the court. It was an unbelievable feeling, and just an emotional moment for me."
Davis underlined he wanted to win his first NBA championship with the Pelicans but he never even came close to winning it all with his old team. "It's just part of your legacy, to say you're a champion," Davis said.
"Not everybody can say that. I wanted to do the same thing in New Orleans. I was there for seven years. You want to go out there and compete for a championship every time you step on the floor. Got close, going to the second round.
We thought we had a chance before DeMarcus [Cousins] got hurt. "When I got traded, that's all I wanted was to be a champion. To be able to compete, be able to win. I was able to do that my first year with the Lakers."