Lakers star forward Anthony Davis has his eyes on the prize as Friday approaches. The second half of the Lakers’ ‘big two’ said that the team is grateful for general manager Rob Pelinka and his contribution to the team.
The executive of the year award was handed to Lawrence Frank of the Clippers. That is why Davis expressed his opinion of Rob Pelinka and the awards in general. More recently, Davis was second in voting for the defensive player of the year award. Meanwhile, Lebron was placed second in voting for the MVP award.
Davis looks to help lead the Lakers to their first title since 2010. For ten long years, a franchise used to playoff basketball and title contention went under the radar. With their last playoff appearance coming in 2013, the franchise looked lost for the better part of the decade.
That is until Davis and LeBron James entered the scene. Along with a staff and roster reshuffle, this year’s Lakers made their intentions clear from day one.
At his Lakers introductory press conference, Davis said, “I talked to [LeBron] about trying to do whatever we can to make this team a championship team.” In just his first year with the purple and gold, Davis has the chance to fulfill this goal.
Alongside LeBron, Davis and the Lakers hope to close the series against the Heat and bring the title back to Los Angeles come Friday night.