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Friday Quickies: Anthony Davis Edition

The former Wildcat is getting the recognition he deserves.

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NBA: Finals-Los Angeles Lakers at Miami Heat Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

It’s rare that a NBA team has two top-10 players in the league, let alone both of the top-two players in the league. This week, ESPN released their current list of top-10 players. Sure enough, the reigning champion Los Angeles Lakers had the top-two players on the list.

To no one’s surprise, Lebron James was first and former Kentucky Wildcat Anthony Davis was second. A few years ago Steph Curry and Kevin Durant were close to no. 1 & no. 2, but James and Davis appear to be a notch above.

Other than Curry and Durant, no other duo in the last two decades rivals what the Lakers have in their one-two punch. James is one of, if not, the best two players in league history and Davis is still in his prime. In fact, Davis just signed a five-year max contract with LA.

In his first year with James, Davis helped power the Lakers to their first title in a decade. It wasn’t a secret that LA couldn’t have hoisted their 17th banner without the All-NBA efforts of Davis. And after a stellar year, it’s clear that Davis is now receiving the recognition he rightfully deserves.

With the new league year just around the corner, Lakers fans will have plenty to be excited about. They’ll have the two best players in the NBA, look to repeat their title and have those two players locked up for at least the next three seasons.

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Notre Dame’s Brey says Cats’ talent will eventually rise - Cats Illustrated

Hopefully sooner than later.

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Can Dombrowski pull things together in Philly?

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Pretty big move by the Louisville football coach.

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Will Wiseman play the entire season in The Bay?

Duke quitting non-conference schedule following Coach K’s gripes - Kentucky Sports Radio

How convenient for Coach K...

Shaquill Griffin: Seattle Seahawks underestimated New York Giants before upset loss - ESPN

Are the Giants for real?

Patriots’ offense fizzles as Rams get lopsided ‘Thursday Night Football’ win - USA Today

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