Anthony Davis Makes NBA History with Record-Breaking Contract

The National Basketball Association (NBA) has just witnessed a new high-water mark in player contracts.

by Faruk Imamovic
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Anthony Davis Makes NBA History with Record-Breaking Contract

The National Basketball Association (NBA) has just witnessed a new high-water mark in player contracts. Anthony Davis, the Los Angeles Lakers' power forward, is set to become the highest-paid player per season in NBA history.

He agreed to a massive contract extension with the Lakers, worth an eye-watering $186 million for an additional three years, as announced by his agent, Rich Paul.

An Astounding Milestone in NBA Contracts

This lucrative extension binds Davis to the Los Angeles franchise until 2028, at a total sum of $270 million.

More specifically, by the conclusion of the current contract and throughout the new one in 2028, Davis will have pocketed a whopping $270 million. This translates to an astronomical earning of $62 million per season under the new contract, a staggering figure that sets an absolute record in NBA contracts.

The Lakers, renowned for their astute business acumen, seem to have pulled off yet another impressive coup. Notably, they had earlier secured the continued services of their other superstar player, LeBron James. Davis, during the last season, averaged 25.9 points and 12.5 rebounds, leading the Lakers to the Western Conference Finals.

Despite their commendable effort, the Lakers were ultimately bested by the eventual NBA champion Denver Nuggets in four games.

Davis: A Legacy in the Making

Anthony Davis began his professional career donning the New Orleans Pelicans jersey for seven seasons before making the switch to the Los Angeles Lakers in 2019.

Since then, Davis has proven to be an indispensable asset to the Lakers. This summer, the Lakers have further strengthened their roster by signing Rui Hachimura, Austin Reaves, and Gabe Vincent to free agent deals that extend through 2025.

Speaking about Davis, Rob Pelinka, the Lakers' general manager, recently expressed his admiration, stating, "Couldn't think more highly of Anthony Davis as a Laker and as a player." He further noted Davis's significant contributions to the Lakers' success, adding, "He's helped deliver a championship to our franchise.

He's been an incredible captain and leader." The Lakers' significant investment in Davis, as demonstrated by this record-breaking contract, shows their unwavering faith in his leadership and skill on the court. As he begins this new chapter in his career, fans eagerly anticipate more extraordinary performances from this exceptional player.

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