Los Angeles Lakers superstar Anthony Davis added another record to his portfolio. This time the Lakers big man moved up the list of records for most games with at least three blocks and three steals. NBA legend Hakeem Olajuwon leads this list with 204, and he is followed by David Robinson, Ben Wallace, Andrei Kirilenko, Patrick Ewing, Marcus Camby, Josh Smith, and Kevin Garnett. Davis passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and now ranks ninth. Kareem is No.10 on this list.
Olajuwon’s record is almost impossible to reach, and Davis has a long way to go. Each of the players on this list was a great defender. The Lakers big man definitely belongs to this list.
Anthony Davis to add another record to his resume
Davis has never been named the Defensive Player of the Year. His resume has a lot of great accomplishments. He has been selected to the All-Defensive First Team and All-Defensive Second Team two times each. He also led the NBA in blocks in three different occasions.
In 2019-20, Davis finished second behind Giannis Antetokounmpo in the Defensive Player of the Year voting. He finished in the top three vote-getters for the second time. In 2018, Davis finished third behind Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz and Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers.
The only thing we can do right now is sit and wait. Davis has great chance to add a Defensive Player of the Year trophy to his collection. The Lakers big man may never get one of these, but it won’t change the fact that he is one of the best defenders in the league.
Davis had a slow start of the regular season and even Lakers head coach Frank Vogel acknowledged it. But, Los Angeles signed Davis for a reason. We all saw what happened inside the Orlando bubble. The big man helped LeBron James and the Lakers team win the trophy. He got his first ring, and this only motivates him to try even harder in the upcoming seasons. The Lakers front office offered Davis a five-year contract extension.