Anthony Davis Bio: Early Life, Career, Family & Net Worth

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Anthony Davis is a professional American basketball player playing for the Lakers. He is popularly known as “A.D.,” “The Brow,” or “BROW” inside the court.

Davis has won numerous awards and played with some of the field’s biggest names, all before he even turned 30.

He has also earned the National Freshman, Defensive Player, and Big Man awards.

Davis has a long record of awards; however, he suffered the injury during December 17, 2022, game against the Denver Nuggets. He was forced to exit early in the first half due to a right foot injury and wasn’t able to return.

Anthony Davis (Source: Pinterest)
Anthony Davis (Source: Pinterest)

Today, let’s take a closer look at Anthony Davis’s life and journey as a basketball player.

Below are the details about his family, early life, education, career, net worth, and personal life.

But before that, let’s examine some quick facts about Anthony Davis!

Quick Facts | Anthony Davis

Full Name Anthony Marshal Davis Jr.
Birth Date March 11, 1993
Birth Place South Side of Chicago, USA
Nick Name Anthony Davis, AD, BROW, The Brow
Religion Unknown
Nationality American
Ethnicity African American
Education
  • Perspectives Charter High School
  • Kentucky University
Horoscope Pisces
Father’s Name Anthony Davis, Sr.
Mother’s Name Erainer Davis
Siblings Antoniette Davis (Twin Sister), And Lesha Davis (Sister)
Age 31 Years Old
Height 6 feet 10 inches/2.08 m/208 cm
Weight 115 Kgs/253 lbs
Shoe Size
  • 17 (U.S.)
  • 16.5 (U.K.)
  • 50 (Europe)
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown
Body Measurement Unknown
Build Athletic
Married Unknown
Girlfriend Marleen P
Children Nala Davis
Profession Professional Basketball Player
Net Worth $130 Million
Salary $38 Million
Profession Professional Basketball Player
Affiliations Los Angeles Lakers, Kentucky University
Active Since 2012-Present
Social Media
Merch Jersey, NBA Champions Bobblehead 
Last Update May 2024

Anthony Davis | Early Life, Family, And Education

Anthony Marshal Davis was born in Chicago, Illinois, USA, to father Anthony Davis Sr. and mother Erainer Davis.

He has an older sister named Lesha Davis and a twin sister named Antoniette Davis.

Anthony Davis Mother (Source: NBA.com)
Anthony Davis’s Mother (Source: NBA.com)

Davis played basketball throughout his childhood, studying at Perspectives Charter High School since the sixth grade. He played basketball as a part of his high school team.

The team played in the Blue Division of the Chicago Public High School. Still, it was given minimum attention because his school was well-reputed for academic excellence but not much for athletics.

How Tall Was Anthony Davis In High School?

By the time Davis reached the junior basketball season, he was 2.03 m tall. He feels fortunate to have rapid growth without any knee pains.

In August 2010, he verbally committed to Kentucky. He chose the college team over others like DePaul, Ohio State, and Syracuse. Davis successfully became the number one rated player at scout.com for the national class of 2011.

Anthony Davis In The Playfield. (Source: NBA.com)
Anthony Davis In The Playfield (Source: NBA.com)

The Chicago Sun-Times selected him as the preseason First-team All-State. By then, he was already 2.08 m tall, which gained him a huge advantage as a basketball player. He won various awards during his high school time. Some of them are :

  • McDonald’s All-American Game
  • 10th Annual Jordan Brand Classic
  • The first team in USA Today All-USA High School Basketball Team, Parade All-American, SLAM Magazine, Dime Magazine, and ESPN raise boys’ high school basketball All-American team.

Where Did Anthony Davis Go To College? College Career

Anthony decided to attend the University of Kentucky and play for Kentucky Wildcats. During all his matches, Davis was widely appreciated for his height, scoring capabilities, and other skills.

ESPN’s Andy Katz had high praises for him as well,

“Davis offers a multitude of skills for the Wildcats with his ability to block shots, run the floor, score in the low post and face up to the basket.”

Davis was being compared to other big-name players like Marcus Camby, another tall shot-blocker.

Anthony was considered the National Player of the Year with his competition from Thomas Robinson of Kansas. He led the Arizona Wildcats to numerous wins and was on top of the charts in 2012.

How Tall Is Anthony Davis? Age, Height, And Body Measurements

The professional basketballer was born in 1993, which makes his age 31 years old in 2024. Likewise, the American native shares his birthday on March 11, making his birth sign Pisces. 

And from what we know, people of this sign are known for being ambitious, loyal, and passionate.

Moreover, Anthony is not only athletically gifted but built as well. The professional player has well maintained his physique with an appropriate diet and workouts.

Moving on, Davis stands at an astounding height of 2.08 m and weighs 253 lbs. Other than that, Anthony has short brown hair and a pair of shining dark brown eyes. 

Anthony Davis | Professional Career

New Orleans Hornets/Pelicans

Davis joined the New Orleans Hornets in 2012. He was the fifth person from Chicago to be selected as the first overall pick.

Anthony signed a three-year $16 million contract with the Hornets as required by the NBA’s collectives’ bargaining agreement.

Rookie Year

Anthony Davis debuted his first NBA match for New Orleans Hornets against the San Antonio Spurs. He scored a team-high 21 despite losing the match.

Davis got a concussion that barred him from 2 games. When he returned to play, he won against teams like Charlotte Bobcats, Milwaukee Bucks, and Golden State Warriors in 2012.

Anthony appeared in the Rising Stars Challenge during the 2013 NBA  All-Star Game. He contracted a minor sprain on his left shoulder. Davis returned to the lineup with 17 points, 15 rebounds, and 4 blocked shots against the Orlando Magic.

When he played against the Memphis Grizzlies, Davis reached an impressive career-high, with an 18-point rebound and 20 points against them. He also scored the game-winning basket against the Boston Celtics.

Anthony had to go through an injury at the end of the season. He suffered a left knee medial collateral ligament sprain and a bone bruise.

Davis Playing For Lakers (Source: Lakers Daily)
Davis Playing For Lakers (Source: Lakers Daily)

Davis came second to Damian Lillard on the NBA Rookie of the Year voting that year. He was a pick-and-roll threat on offense and needed to practice his isolation and post-up skills.

However, he was considered super effective in fast-break transition and offensive boards.

Furthermore

New Orleans Hornets renamed themselves as Pelicans. The new season seemed to have started great for the young Davis as he created a record 25 points and 15 rebounds in a game as the youngest player. He did this against the Orlando Magic.

He performed exceptionally well in the game with the Charlotte Bobcats, making himself the only player in 20 years to have 6 blocks, 6 steals, and 25 points. Davis, unsurprisingly, won an NBA Player of the Week nomination for the historic win.

Davis created another history against the Los Angeles Lakers when he scored a career-high of 32 points, tied a career-high with 6 blocks and 12 rebounds, and became the youngest player in the history of the NBA.

He also had a commendable 8 blocks against the Philadelphia and Utah Jazz. However, he got injured in a game against the New York Knicks with a non-displaced fracture in his left hand.

This injury cost him his chance to play in his hometown for the second time. He missed a total of 7 games due to the injury.

First Playoff Appearance 

In the 2014-15 NBA Season, Anthony played against the Orlando Magic and impressed everyone with one of the best season-opening performances in the history of the NBA.

He scored 26 points, 17 rebounds, 9 blocks, 3 steals, and 2 assists in a single match.

Again, on November 8, Davis successfully posted 27 points, 11 rebounds, and 6 blocks, including the winning basket in a nerve-racking 6.6 seconds in the end.

The all-time career-high for Anthony Davis came when he scored a record 43 points with 14 rebounds against the Utah Jazz. At this point, he was at the top of the game. 

At the beginning of 2015, Davis injured his shoulders after falling off the rim. He had to withdraw from the 2015 NBA All-Star Game. He missed five games from February to March due to the injury.

When he returned to play against the Detroit Pistons, he was at the top of his game. He scored 39 points, 13 rebounds, and 8 blocks.

Davis also reached a staggering 437 career blocks, a record for the NBA franchise.

Davis’s average scores were 31.5 points with 11 rebounds and 3 blocks per game in the first playoff of his career.

He is named alongside Shaquille O’Neil, Hakeem Olajuwon, and Karl Malone as the only players in the last 20 seasons to have an average score record of 30 points and 10 rebounds.

On March 20, 2016, he suffered from another injury yet again. He injured his left knee and tore a labrum in his left shoulder.

After being ruled out for the rest of the season, he mentioned that he had been having left shoulder pain since he first started as a rookie.

All-Star Record Breaker

Anthony Davis became the second player in the NBA to achieve 50 points after the Legendary Micheal Jordan.

He again impressively scored a career-high of 22 rebounds against the Miami Heat. Davis was selected for the NBA All-Star Game again in 2017.

In November 2017, he scored 29 points against San Antonio Spurs, making the second-highest career point in the NBA’s history. He scored a season-high of 48 points and 17 rebounds in the victory against the New York Knicks.

Los Angeles Lakers

Davis requested the Peclians for trade even though he wasn’t a free agent until 2020. He was charged with a $50,000 fine for making the request public. He waited for trade until February, and then he was allowed to play again.

The New Orleans Pelicans completed Anthony Davis’s trade with the Los Angeles Lakers on July 6, 2019. Anthony continues to awe everybody with his performance in the Lakers as well.

Moreover, he became the first-ever Laker to put up 40 points and 20 rebounds after Shaquille O’Neil in 2003. He achieved the score in 30 minutes of play, another record in the history of the NBA.

Davis has also played for the USA’s National Team and earned a gold medal in the 2012 Olympics.

In the December 2022 match against the Denver Nuggets, Davis seemingly tweaked his ankle on a post-up attempt against Nikola Jokic.

The Lakers, for the rest of the match, ruled him out with what they are describing as a right foot injury

How Many Points Does Anthony Davis Average? Career Stats

  G PTS TRB AST FG% FG3% FT% EFG% PER
2022-23 25 27.4 12.1 2.6 59.4 29.0 82.6 60.5 31.9
Career 625 24.0 10.3 2.4 51.8 30.3 79.5 53.2 27.1

How Much Does Anthony Davis Make? Net Worth And Income

Anthony is among the best and most well-known players in the NBA’s most valuable team LAL. The talented basketball player has already made a big name for himself.

But it is not only the name and fame he earned; Davis’s outstanding play has managed to gain him a hefty amount, which comprises the majority of his wealth today.

Well, all NBA stars are pretty rich but sit tight because Davis’ earnings will blow your mind.

Davis signed a $16 million three-year contract with the Hornets in 2012.

In 2015, Davis signed a contract extension for 5 years with the Hornets/Pelicans for a whopping $145 million.

Aside from his contracts and salaries, Anthony has partnerships with top brands. In the 2017-18 season, Anthony signed a multi-year extension with Nike, giving his off-court earnings a boost.

Likewise, he also signed an endorsement deal with Ruffles in 2019. He serves as a creative partner in developing new products with the brand. Anthony was ranked #44 among the World’s Highest-Paid Athletes in 2020.

Anthony Davis signed a 5-year/$189,903,600 contract with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2019, including a guaranteed $189,903,600 and $37,980,720 annual average salary.

Davis will earn a base salary of $37,980,720 while carrying a cap hit of $37,980,720 and a dead cap value of $37,980,720 in 2022-23.

Who Is Anthony Davis Dating? Personal Life & Wife

Just like his professional life, Anthony is also successful when it comes to his love life. Anthony is in a committed relationship with his wife, Marlene

ANthony Davis Wife (Source: Briefly News)
Anthony Davis’s Wife (Source: Briefly News)

Moreover, the couple also has a daughter named Nala, born in 2018. The couple tied the knot on September 19, 2021, and was seen celebrating their one-year marriage anniversary in 2022.

Well, it seems Marlene and Davis are having a happy time being together and will do official confirmation and share the good news of their wedding soon. 

Unknown Facts

  • Anthony Davis was named the Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA tournament.
  • He also won the USBWA National Freshman of the Year award.
  • Davis left college for the NBA after one season.
  • In June 2012, he registered the trademarks for the sayings “Fear the Brow” and “Raise the Brow.”
  • In 2017, he was named the winner of the NBA All-Star Game MVP Award.

Social Media Presence | Anthony Davis 

Anthony Davis is quite active on social media. The talented basketball player has created a massive social media profile and successfully assembled millions of followers on his social handles.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Davis celebrated his daughter Nala’s fourth birthday in 2022.

  • Instagram: 7.2 Million followers
  • Twitter: 2.2 Million followers

Popularity Graph

The search graph of Anthony illustrates a dynamic range, which seems to increase with every search and his performance.

Anthony Davis, Search Graph (Source: Google Trend)
Anthony Davis, Search Graph (Source: Google Trend)

His graph shows the dilating possibility of his fame in the coming months.

FAQs

What position does Anthony Davis play?

Anthony Davis plays for the Lakers and usually plays in the power forward and center positions.

What is Anthony Davis’s wingspan?

Anthony Davis is a tall player with a height of 2.08 m, followed by a wingspan of 2.27 meters.

What shoes does Anthony Davis wear?

Anthony Davis wears different shoes on and off the court. In the last few seasons, Davis wore Nike Kobe 4 Protros, Kobe 5 Protros, and stunning Trophy Gold 5s.

Likewise, Anthony has worn other Nike silhouettes like the Air Max Dominate, Air Max Audacity, and Kobe AD Exodus shoes in the past few years.

What number will Anthony Davis wear for Los Angeles Lakers?

According to the sources, Anthony Davis wears jersey number three (#3) for the Los Angeles Lakers. 

When was Anthony Davis drafted?

Anthony Davis was drafted as the number one pick in the 2012 NBA Draft by New Orleans Pelicans.

How long is Anthony Davis’s contract?

Anthony Davis signed a five-year contract worth $190 million with the Los Angeles Lakers. He is committed to the Lakers until the 2024-2025 season.

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