Los Angeles Lakers star Anthony Davis was born in Chicago on March 11, 1993.
Versatile and dynamic player, he is able to cover both the role of strong forward and centre. He is decisive both in the offensive phase, during which he makes use of his remarkable repertoire in the low post, and in the defensive one, both in rebounding and, above all, in blocks, a statistic in which he was the best in the NBA in the 2013-14 seasons , 2014-15 and 2017-18. Precisely because of these characteristics, he is considered one of the best players in the NBA and one of the best big forwards ever.
Growing up on the South Side of Chicago, Davis played in Perspectives Charter High School, which was in the Blue Division of the Chicago Public High School League. Remained practically unknown to insiders until 2010, also due to his short stature, he was discovered in the spring of the same year after a sudden growth and a series of exhibition matches in the Amateur Athletic Union, and was immediately considered by Scout.com the best high school player in the nation.
On June 16, 2019, the Lakers obtained Davis in exchange for Josh Hart, Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, the fourth first-round pick in the 2019 Draft, and other first-round picks in subsequent years, beating competition from, among others, the Boston Celtics.