Anthony Davis’ Lakers declaration: We can beat anybody


Anthony Davis wasted no time putting a target on the Lakers’ backs.

After being formally introduced as a Laker during a Saturday press conference, Davis boasted about the team’s roster and how it would fare against the rest of the NBA.

“I would put our roster up against anybody,” Davis said, according to ESPN. “I feel like that in a seven-game series that we would come out victorious.”

The Lakers’ roster has been rounded out with the likes of DeMarcus Cousins, Danny Green, Avery Bradley, Quinn Cook and Jared Dudley. They also brought back Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, JaVale McGee and Rajon Rondo.

Los Angeles gave up six players, including Lonzo Ball, to acquire Davis from the Pelicans in a blockbuster three-team trade. But with all the wild changes this offseason across the league, particularly in the Western Conference, it’d seem like the Lakers are far from a sure thing in terms of next year’s title favorites.

The Lakers’ big-three dreams with Davis, LeBron James, and Kawhi Leonard were soon dashed after Leonard signed with the Clippers. Leonard also convinced Paul George to join him in Los Angeles, with George demanding a trade from the Thunder. The Rockets just reunited Russell Westbrook and James Harden, while the Warriors still remain a threat. The Jazz, Nuggets and Trail Blazers will all be tough outs in the West.