Anthony Davis has picked up a handful of accolades in his first season with the Los Angeles Lakers. While Davis finished second in Defensive Player of the Year voting to Giannis Antetokounmpo, he still ended the regular season with two Player of the Week awards, an All-Defensive First Team honor and an All-NBA First Team honor.
Those acknowledgements go a long way in building a Hall of Fame resume, and with career Davis has had to date, he’s well on his way. However, there’s only one piece of hardware that Davis is concerned about taking home this season: the Larry O’Brien Trophy.
“It’s always an honor to be on an All-NBA team — even more the first team — so that’s always an honor,” Davis said after practice on Thursday. “But we know what the bigger goal is, especially for me, to win a championship. Any time I can get other awards along the way, it’s definitely an honor. Not too many people can say they’ve been First Team, let alone an All-NBA team, and I’ve been able to do that several times. It’s been an honor for me.