Anthony Marshon Davis Jr. is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was born on March 11, 1993, in Chicago, Illinois.

Early life and Education

Davis grew up in the South Side of Chicago and attended Perspectives Charter School. He later enrolled at the University of Kentucky to play college basketball for the Kentucky Wildcats.


College career

Davis played one season at Kentucky, leading them to a National Championship in 2012. He won numerous individual awards that year, including the Naismith Player of the Year, John R. Wooden Award, and AP Player of the Year.

Professional career

In 2012 NBA draft, Davis was selected as first overall pick by New Orleans Hornets (later named Pelicans). After spending seven seasons with Pelicans, he was traded to Los Angeles Lakers in 2019. In his first season with Lakers (2019-2020), he helped them win their first NBA Championship since 2010 by averaging over 27 points per game during playoff run.


Throughout his career so far, Davis has been recognized for his impressive performance with many prestigious awards such as:

  • NBA champion: (2020)
  • All-NBA First Team: (2018–2020)
  • NBA Defensive Player of the Year : (2020)
  • NBA All-Star Game MVP : (2017)

Personal Life

Davis considers himself a private person but often shares about his passions outside basketball - reading comic books and playing video games.


Anthony Davis' remarkable journey from small town boy to one of the greatest players in NBA history has been nothing short of inspiring. With several years still left in his career, it will be exciting to see how he continues to shape basketball's future and inspire generations through his remarkable play.