What we’re witnessing is the unnerving prime of a titan fully coming into his own. In real time, Anthony Davis is becoming the juggernaut pretty much everyone thought he would eventually be. He’s the hammer and the nail, capable of initiating the action and finishing it, too.
At 27 years old, with title-or-bust expectations, Davis has won one more playoff series in the last two weeks than he had in the previous seven years and has a higher scoring average than every player in postseason history except Michael Jordan and Allen Iverson. He has long been pegged to become the most indomitable force in basketball. There’s a lot of basketball left to be played, but so far that’s exactly what he looks like.