While talking about Anthony Davis’ potential, Lakers assistant coach Phil Handy praises The Brow by calling him an “NBA MVP-caliber player”.
Anthony Davis is definitely one of the best players in the league right now. Ever since AD set foot in the league as a 19-year-old, he immediately had a positive impact on the New Orleans organization.
Being 6-foot-10, The Brow is not one of those traditional big men we see in the league, he can handle, shoot and even pass the rock as efficiently as a guard.
Very early on in his career, Davis brought himself in MVP conversations. He even won his first championship last year with the Los Angeles Lakers, accepting the new role of being LeBron James’ wingman.
At only the age of 28, the former Kentucky Wildcat has achieved it all. He’s an 8-time All-Star, 3-time block champion, 4-time All-NBA, 4-time All-Defensive, an NBA champion and has even won an Olympic gold medal representing the USA.
Despite this Hall-Of-Fame level illustrious resume he has built over 9 seasons, Phil Handy believes that AD is yet to reach his true potential.
“Even Anthony Davis doesn’t realise how special he is. He’s an NBA MVP-caliber player”: Phil Handy
This past week, Phil Handy, the assistant coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, made an appearance on Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson’s “All The Smoke” podcast. Handy spoke about Anthony “Unicorn” Davis:
“AD is special, man. What he can do at seven feet? Dribble, pass, shoot, post up, handle … Nah, man, he’s special. I don’t even think AD realizes how special he is. I think the great part about him is that he’s such a good dude, he’s got a great family.”
“But I think AD has an opportunity to … he’s an NBA MVP-caliber player. I’m talking about the way he can really dominate the game on both ends. Like he cleans up a lot of stuff, man. He’s just a special talent, man. They call him the unicorn.”
However, this season’s narrative was completely different from their last year’s bubble’s. Early in the season AD, suffered a groin injury, sidelining him for half of the 72-game shortened season. Because of which the Lakers suffered an early first-round playoffs exit.
Knowing the winning mentality King James and Anthony Davis play with, the duo has ample time to rehab this offseason. There is no doubt that the Lakers will come out strong next year, with the All-Star duo of LeBron James and Anthony Davis leading the pack.