The NBA is embarking on its 75th season. Founded with 11 teams back in 1946, the league has grown the sport globally and continues to make a wide impact on just about every continent.
With that in mind, the league thought it was best to commence the season with their top-75 players of all time. Former Wildcats great Anthony Davis cracked that list, having been arguably the league’s best center over the past five years.
Teammate LeBron James and a plethora of former Lakers cracked the rankings as well.
Davis is just one year removed from winning his first championship. While his numbers have been down, so have his minutes, and that could be by design, helping to sustain his health for the NBA playoffs and the overall longevity of his career.
His numbers still speak for themselves, though.
In his career, Davis has averaged 23.9 points and 10.2 rebounds per game. On top of that, he’s been nominated to eight All-Star games and been named to four All-NBA teams. Being a four-time blocks leader also helps solidify his claim as a top center of all time.
Davis started off the league’s 75th season with a reminder of just how great he is. Despite losing, Davis dropped 33 points and 11 rebounds. Still only 28, Davis still have potentially a decade of contributing basketball remaining.
Just as a nice reminder, Davis was the No. 1 overall pick of the 2012 NBA Draft, helping lead the Wildcats to a 38-2 record and a national championship. Good times.
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