Anthony Davis (born March 11, 1993) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
He is wedded to pretty lady Marlen P
He plays the power forward and center positions for Lakers and USA basketball. Davis is an eight-time NBA All-Star.
In his first season with the Lakers, he won an NBA championship in 2020. In 2021, he was honored as one of the 75 Greatest Players in NBA History.
Davis played one season of college basketball for the University of Kentucky, when he was first team All-American and the Consensus National Player of the Year.
He also won the USBWA National Freshman of the Year, NABC Defensive Player of the Year and the Pete Newell Big Man Award.
Davis led the NCAA in blocks and set Southeastern Conference and NCAA Division I freshman single-season blocked shots records.
He led Kentucky to a national championship and was named the most outstanding player of the NCAA tournament.
Davis left college for the NBA after one season and was drafted as the first overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft by the New Orleans Pelicans, known then as the New Orleans Hornets, and was selected that summer to play in the 2012 Olympics.
After his rookie season, he was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team.
High School and College Career
Born in Chicago, Davis grew up in the South Side and played high school basketball for Perspectives Charter School, where he had attended school since sixth grade.
Perspectives is a charter school that operates as a math and science academy; it has a strong academic reputation, but minimal athletic success.
The school had no gymnasium and Davis’ middle school basketball teams practiced at the nearby Second Presbyterian Church.
Davis committed to the Kentucky Wildcats, coached by John Calipari.
Before his college career began, he was being mentioned as the first overall selection in the 2012 NBA draft.
In late February Dick Vitale mentioned the possibility that Davis might complete the men’s college basketball awards Grand Slam of National Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Freshman of the Year and the No. 1 overall pick in the upcoming draft.
Davis declared for the 2012 NBA draft alongside the rest of the national championship team starting five: fellow freshmen Kidd-Gilchrist and Teague, and sophomores Jones and Doron Lamb.
At the 2012 NBA Draft Combine, Davis measured at 6 feet 9.25 inches (2.06 m), 221.8 pounds (100.6 kg) and had the second-longest wingspan—7 feet 5.5 inches (2.27 m)—of any player participating.
On June 28, the New Orleans Hornets now the New Orleans Pelicans selected Davis with the first overall pick.
Davis became the fifth Chicago-area first overall selection following Cazzie Russell (1966), LaRue Martin (1972), Mark Aguirre (1981) and Derrick Rose (2008).
On July 24, 2012, Davis signed a three-year $16 million guaranteed contract with the Hornets as prescribed by the NBA’s collective bargaining agreement.
Trade request from Pels
On January 28, Davis informed the Pelicans that he would not sign a contract extension in the coming off-season, and requested a trade.
He is eligible to become a free agent in the summer of 2020. A day later, the NBA fined him $50,000 for making his request public.
Davis recovered from his injury and was available to play, but the Pelicans said they would hold him out until after the league trade deadline on February 7.
After the deadline passed without a trade, the team announced that Davis would play the rest of the season; they faced potential fines by the league if they held him out.
On February 8, he played for first time since his trade request. He had 32 points, nine rebounds and three blocks in 25 minutes before being benched for the entire fourth quarter in a 122–117 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Trade to Lakers
In July 2019, the Pelicans traded Davis to the Los Angeles Lakers.
He was traded in exchange for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, and three first-round draft picks, including the Lakers’ No. 4 overall selection in the 2019 NBA draft.
He made his Lakers debut on October 22, 2019, against the Los Angeles Clippers, putting up 25 points, 10 rebounds, and 5 assists in 37 minutes in a 112–102 loss.
On October 29, he became the first Laker to put up a 40-point and 20-rebound performance since Shaquille O’Neal in 2003.
He’s suffered with injuries throughout his career.
In 2020–21, he was sidelined for 30 games (February–April 2021), the longest absence of his career, due to right calf and heel issues.
In the opening round of the playoffs, the Lakers were up 2–1 in the series to Phoenix when Davis suffered a strained left groin in Game 4.
He was also sidelined in Game 5, when the Suns took a 3–2 lead.
He returned in Game 6 but played only five minutes after re aggravating the injury.
The Lakers were eliminated 4–2.
On December 17, 2021, Davis exited a 92–110 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves with a left knee injury in the third quarter.
The next day, it was announced that he had suffered an MCL sprain and would be out at least four weeks
Height & Age
He is listed as 6 feet 10 inches (2.08 m) Power forward. He was born on Mach 11 1993 and 28 years old as art 2021.
Anthony Davis Wife
Anthony is married to longtime partner Marlen P a Dominican model and internet sensation. They got married in September 2021 several of his teammates including his former mates were present at the wedding. In attendance also was Global sensation, Adele.
There’s not enough information on how Anthony met his wife, but some sources have mentioned that they met sometime in 2016 or 2017 and made their relationship public in 2020.
Marlen P likes to stay out of the spotlight, so there’s not much information on her and even her surname. A past bio on her Instagram disclosed that she’s of Dominican ancestry.
In 2017, the couple hosted a baby shower for their daughter and she was born in late 2017. She’s 4 years old now.
The Lakers and Davis agreed on a five-year, $190 million maximum contract.