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Davis confident Lakers roster can go up 'against anybody'

Jul 14, 2019 - 11:32 AM

As Anthony Davis forms a potent strikeforce with LeBron James, the Lakers think they can immediately contend for the NBA championship

GAME CHANGER. The arrival of Anthony Davis is 'history-shifting' for the Lakers, says general manager Rob Pelinka (left) and head coach Frank Vogel (right). Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP

Anthony Davis to wear No. 3 as LeBron's 23 nixed

Jul 13, 2019 - 4:25 PM

The new Lakers star decides to revert to his elementary jersey number

NEW LAKER IN TOWN. Anthony Davis turns the Los Angeles Lakers to an immediate contender in the Western Conference. Photo from Instagram/@antdavis23


LeBron can't give Davis No. 23 over Nike money issues

Jul 13, 2019 - 11:00 AM

The jersey number change for new Lakers teammates Lebron James and Anthony Davis may be a no-go

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 21: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts in front of Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans after a 112-104 Laker win at Staples Center on December 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Lakers officially bring Davis into the fold

Jul 07, 2019 - 2:04 PM

With Anthony Davis and LeBron James forming a dynamic one-two punch, the Lakers seek to relive their lost glory

LAKESHOW. Anthony Davis officially signs with the Los Angeles Lakers. Photo from Lakers' Twitter account (@Lakers)


LeBron gives 23 to Davis as Lakers eye NBA free agency

Jun 28, 2019 - 9:12 AM

Lakers superstar LeBron James gives up his jersey number as Anthony Davis also sacrifices a trade bonus

POWERHOUSE. The Lakers may go for another top-level talent as they try to build a supporting cast around LeBron James and Anthony Davis. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: LaVar Ball says Lakers will never win another championship

Jun 16, 2019 - 12:24 PM

'It will be the worst move the Lakers ever did in their life and they will never win another championship,' LaVar Ball on the Lakers trading his son Lonzo

CRASHING DOWN. LaVar Ball believes that the Lakers will go 'crashing down' without Lonzo Ball. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Anthony Davis heading to Lakers in blockbuster trade

Jun 16, 2019 - 8:03 AM

(UPDATED) The Pelicans agree to trade the All-Star forward to the Lakers for a young trio and 3 first-round draft picks

FILE - JUNE 15: The Los Angeles Lakers have traded Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and three first-round picks to the New Orleans Pelicans for star Anthony Davis on June 15, 2019. LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 21: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers guards Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans during a 112-104 Laker win at Staples Center on December 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Anthony Davis unfazed by Lakers drama after Magic exit

Apr 11, 2019 - 9:55 AM

The saga surrounding Anthony Davis and the Lakers has been 'toxic,' says Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry

Magic Johnson and Anthony Davis. Photo by Gabriel Bouys/Pool/AFP (Magic) and Matthew Stockman/Getty Images North America/AFP (Davis)

Anthony Davis fined for fan gesture

Apr 05, 2019 - 10:00 AM

The New Orleans Pelicans star claims he only reacted to verbal abuse from a spectator

PENALIZED. Anthony Davis gets sanctioned for raising a finger towards the crowd. Photo from NBA Twitter

Anthony Davis will see reduced playing time with Pelicans

Feb 22, 2019 - 12:26 PM

'You will see a reduction in Anthony's minutes,' says New Orleans Pelicans interim general manager Danny Ferry

Anthony Davis says Celtics among NBA clubs he'd gladly join

Feb 17, 2019 - 4:51 PM

The Pelicans star has been the talk of the NBA since confirming he won't sign a new long-term deal with New Orleans

NO WORRIES. Anthony Davis says the trade controversy hasn’t taken a toll on him. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: ‘I’d want to be Anthony Davis'

Feb 16, 2019 - 9:04 PM

The NBA all-time leading scorer describes the Pelicans star as a 'complete player'

Hurt Anthony Davis wait-and-see for NBA All-Star Game

Feb 16, 2019 - 10:38 AM

The Pelicans star sustains a shoulder muscle contusion but plans to have treatment before the All-Star showcase

45 POINTS. Davis repeats another 40-point outing in two consecutive games. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images North America/AFP

Former PBA import Dell Demps out as Pelicans GM

Feb 16, 2019 - 8:33 AM

The New Orleans Pelicans dump general manager Dell Demps after Anthony Davis 'dumpster fire'

FIRED. Dell Demps’ sacking comes a couple weeks after franchise player Anthony Davis requested for a trade. Photo from NBA

Pelicans lose Davis but cool off red-hot Thunder

Feb 15, 2019 - 2:16 PM

Russell Westbrook erupts for another triple-double but the Pelicans outlast the Thunder even minus Anthony Davis in the second half

Lakers' Magic: Davis talks by Pelicans not in good faith

Feb 11, 2019 - 12:41 PM

The Lakers pursued the Pelicans to trade for the superstar by offering several players but to no avail

PART OF THE BUSINESS. Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson, though, says he has no regrets dealing with the Pelicans in an attempt to land Anthony Davis. Photo by Gabriel Bouys/Pool/AFP (Magic) and Matthew Stockman/Getty Images North America/AFP (Davis)


WATCH: Top 3 NBA plays

Feb 10, 2019 - 10:58 AM

Joel Embiid and Anthony Davis come up with big blocks as the big men turn up to dominate the highlight reel

BIG PLAY. Joel Embiid proves clutch yet again for the Sixers. Photo from NBA Twitter

Anthony Davis wins over Pelicans fans irked by trade request

Feb 09, 2019 - 2:54 PM

Playing his first game since asking to be traded, Anthony Davis turns the jeers to cheers

FOCUSED. Anthony Davis shrugs off the boos and drops 24 of his 32 points in the first half. Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images/AFP

Gasol, Fultz on move but Davis staying as trade deadline expires

Feb 08, 2019 - 11:21 AM

The Grizzlies center is reportedly headed to the Raptors while the Pelicans star remains in New Orleans after being pursued by the Lakers

DIFFERENT ROUTES. Marc Gasol (left) leaves Memphis after 11 seasons while Anthony Davis stays in New Orleans. Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images/AFP


Lakers coach on trade talks: 'It affects everyone differently'

Feb 06, 2019 - 12:46 PM

After a whopping 42-point loss to the Pacers, Lakers coach Luke Walton unsure if trade talks have affected the players

TRADE TALKS. The woeful loss comes at the heels of reports that the Lakers offered as many as 6 players in a bid to land New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Lakers end Anthony Davis talks over 'outrageous' demands

Feb 06, 2019 - 8:41 AM

‘There was no more to give... the more they wanted the more it became outrageous and unrealistic,’ says a Lakers source privy to the negotiations

WISH LIST. Anthony Davis has listed the Los Angeles Lakers among the clubs he would sign a long-term deal after a trade. Photo from AFP

Lakers boost Davis offer as competition intensifies

Feb 05, 2019 - 10:39 AM

Anthony Davis gives the Pelicans a list with a 'handful' of clubs where he would sign a long-term deal after a trade

MOST WANTED. The Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks and Los Angeles Clippers reportedly want to sign Anthony Davis to a long-term deal. File photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images/AFP

Anthony Davis says it's 'my time' to move on from Pelicans

Feb 02, 2019 - 11:17 AM

'I'm playing at an elite level, and I want to make sure I take advantage of that,' New Orleans star Anthony Davis on his trade request

JUST RUMORS. Anthony Davis denies pushing for a trade to the Los Angeles Lakers. Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images/AFP

Plucky Pelicans shock Harden, Rockets

Jan 30, 2019 - 2:23 PM

Amid the uncertainty surrounding star Anthony Davis, the Pelicans outlast James Harden and the Rockets

TAKING OVER. Jahlil Okafor drops 27 points to fuel a depleted New Orleans side. Photo from NBA Twitter

NBA fines Davis $50,000 for making public trade demand

Jan 30, 2019 - 8:51 AM

The league says Pelicans star Anthony Davis violated a rule in the owners-players union agreement

HEADING OUT. Anthony Davis tells the New Orleans Pelicans that he will not sign a contract extension. Photo by Jonathan Bachmann/Getty Images/AFP

Pelicans: Team first before any Davis trade

Jan 29, 2019 - 11:02 AM

'Our organization's top priority is to bring an NBA championship to our city and fans and build our team for long-term success,' says the Pelicans in a statement

WANTS IT OUT. Anthony Davis says that he will not sign a contract extension with the New Orleans Pelicans and subsequently requested a trade. Photo from Anthony Davis' Instagram

Anthony Davis requests trade, wants out of New Orleans

Jan 28, 2019 - 10:33 PM

The superstar says he 'wants to be traded to a team that allows him the chance to win consistently and compete for a championship'

IMPENDING FAREWELL. Anthony Davis could part ways with the team that drafted him in 2012. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images North America/AFP


Pelicans star Anthony Davis out 1-2 weeks

Jan 20, 2019 - 11:41 AM

The New Orleans Pelicans' woes continue as Anthony Davis gets sidelined with a sprained finger

WATCH: Davis erupts for 48 as Pelicans dominate Mavs

Dec 29, 2018 - 2:11 PM

Anthony Davis knocks in the go-ahead jumper to cap a huge double-double show as the Pelicans snap a five-game skid against the Mavericks

BIG OUTING. Anthony Davis tallies a 45 point-15 rebound performance for the ninth time in his NBA career. Photo from NBA Twitter

WATCH: LeBron rejects ‘tampering’ charge over praise of Anthony Davis

Dec 22, 2018 - 6:23 PM

'I would love to play with a lot of great players. That's just who I am... And I play by the rules,' clarifies LeBron James

DENIAL. LeBron James says that he isn't trying to tamper with Pelicans star Anthony Davis. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Anthony Davis shines as Pelicans end Raptors' streak

Nov 13, 2018 - 1:16 PM

The win is another sign the Pelicans are back on track after a six-game losing streak which jolted their early season progress

ON TRACK. Anthony Davis topscores for 25 points to help the Pelicans stun the Toronto Raptors. Photo by Jonathan Bachmann/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron, Harden lead All-NBA Team as unanimous picks

May 25, 2018 - 8:40 AM

Golden State forward Kevin Durant, New Orleans center Anthony Davis, and Portland guard Damian Lillard complete the elite selection

SEASON’S BEST. James Harden highlights his season with the first 60-point triple-double in NBA history, while LeBron James moves past Kobe Bryant and Karl Malone for the most All-NBA Team selections. Photos by AFP

France's Rudy Gobert leads picks for NBA All-Defensive Team

May 24, 2018 - 9:26 AM

The 7-foot-1 center gets the nod after playing a vital role in the Utah Jazz's campaign where he posted a double-double average

KEY COG. Rudy Gobert gets the nod after playing a vital role in the Utah Jazz's campaign where he averaged a double-double. Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images/AFP

Will perennial runner-up James Harden finally bag the NBA MVP?

May 17, 2018 - 11:52 AM

The Rockets star may be tipped to succeed Thunder's Russell Westbrook, but LeBron James and Anthony Davis stand in the way

BIG THREE. Houston star James Harden cooks up another incredible season, but Cleveland's LeBron James and New Orlean’s Anthony Davis pose to challenge his MVP bid. Photos by AFP

Pelicans rebound to beat Brooklyn in double overtime

Feb 11, 2018 - 2:41 PM

The Pelicans win the game despite blowing a 28-point lead in the 3rd quarter

TRIPLE DOUBLE. Rajon Rondo and Anthony Davis register triple doubles in the double overtime game over the Brooklyn Nets. Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images/AFP

James, Curry will captain teams in new-look NBA All-Star Game

Jan 19, 2018 - 11:56 AM

The All-Star game team selection will see both captains choose players instead of the traditional East vs West format

CAPPED. Stephen Curry (L) and LeBron James (R) of the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers will get to pick which players they want on their squads. File photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Anthony Davis scores 45 as Pelicans snap Celtics win streak

Jan 17, 2018 - 12:43 PM

Davis brushes off reports linking him to a possible move to Boston with his virtuoso performance at home

45 POINTS. Davis repeats another 40-point outing in two consecutive games. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images North America/AFP

Anthony Davis delivers 48 points to power Pelicans over Knicks

Jan 15, 2018 - 12:01 PM

Kristaps Porzingis and Tim Hardaway each score 25 points for the Knicks, who lose their third straight and 10th in their last 12 games

BIG GAME DAVIS. Anthony Davis has a big game to help the Pelicans overcome a 19-point third quarter deficit. File photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images/AFP

The week in photos: December 30, 2017-January 5, 2018

Jan 06, 2018 - 2:51 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

People visit the Harbin Ice and Snow World, part of the annual Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in Harbin in China's northeast Heilongjiang province on January 4, 2018.The festival, which attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors annually, officially opens on January 5. / AFP PHOTO / GREG BAKER

Anthony Davis dunked on Ron Baker so hard his iPhone facial recognition failed

Jan 01, 2018 - 3:38 PM

Baker roasts himself after getting posterized by Anthony Davis

BLACK EYE. Ron Baker has a black eye as a souvenir from this poster dunk by Anthony Davis. Photo from Twitter (@BR_NBA)

Pelicans' Anthony Davis fined $25,000 after ejection

Dec 02, 2017 - 12:44 PM

Anthony Davis is fined for 'verbally abusing a game official and failing to leave the court in a timely manner following his ejection'

FIRST TIME. Anthony Davis picks up his first ejection for a heated moment with the referees. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images North America/AFP

Pelicans overwhelm LeBron's Cavaliers

Oct 29, 2017 - 12:30 PM

The New Orleans Pelicans downed the Cleveland Cavaliers 123-101

LEVELED. Both the Pelicans and the Cavaliers stand at a 3-3 record in the season. File photos by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images/AFP

Solomon Hill scores career-high as Pelicans topple Rockets

Mar 18, 2017 - 1:27 PM

The Pelicans spoil a James Harden triple double as Anthony Davis contributes 24 points with 14 rebounds

HOT HANDS. Solomon Hill drops 30 on 6-of-9 shooting from downtown. File photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

NBA: Pelicans' Davis grabs All-Star MVP on home court

Feb 20, 2017 - 2:32 PM

The teams combine for 374 points and it is the second straight year the East and West teams broke the combined record

MVP. Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans dunks the ball during the 2017 NBA All-Star Game at Smoothie King Center on February 19, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images/AFP

Kings trade DeMarcus Cousins to Pelicans

Feb 20, 2017 - 1:58 PM

The Pelicans are reportedly sending 2017 first and second round draft picks to go with Buddy Hield Tyreke Evans and Langston Galloway for Cousins

BLOCKBUSTER TRADE. DeMarcus Cousins (R) is traded from the Sacramento Kings to the New Orleans Pelicans. He is seen here speaking with Pelicans star Anthony Davis during the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game on February 17, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images/AFP

Westbrook climbs ladder with 60th career triple-double

Jan 26, 2017 - 1:41 PM

Russell Westbrook continues to climb up the record books after another stellar performance this time against New Orleans

7TH STRAIGHT. Russell Westbrook registers a 7th straight triple-double, matching Michael Jordan's streak. Michael Reaves/Getty Images/AFP

Davis hurt as Pelicans fall to Pacers

Jan 17, 2017 - 12:48 PM

Anthony Davis hurts his right hip and left thumb after landing hard on his back after a foul by Pacers center Myles Turner in the third quarter

HURT. Anthony Davis suffers a hard fall in the Pelicans' loss to the Pacers. File Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images/AFP

Westbrook's Thunder roll over Bulls, Davis paces Pelicans

Jan 10, 2017 - 2:45 PM

Russell Westbrook falls one rebound shy of his 18th triple double of the season in leading OKC to victory

Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder drives the lane between Nikola Mirotic and Doug McDermott of the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on January 9, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

Curry outguns Davis as Warriors dig deep to overcome Pelicans

Dec 14, 2016 - 12:47 PM

The Warriors move up to 22 4 for the season

DUEL. Stephen Curry (R) outduels Anthony Davis in the Warriors' win over the Pelicans. File Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images/AFP

Davis destroys Lakers as Pelicans snap losing streak

Nov 30, 2016 - 1:20 PM

Anthony Davis maintains his hot start to the NBA season with a 41 point performance against the Lakers

MAN DOWN. Anthony Davis missed the final 21 games of last season due to injury and could begin this season on the injured list. File photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images/AFP