Anthony Davis is the NBA player that was named the MVP of the All-Star game of 2017. He finished the match with a score of 52 points and led the West team to Victory. He was playing in front of his home city of New Orleans and in one interview after the game, he said that it was planned that he wins the MVP award from the beginning. Before the match, he talked to his team to pass him the ball as much as they can so he can achieve that.
Something that Davis wasn’t aware is that he actually broke the record for the most points in the All-Star game. Previously the record was held by Wilt Chamberlain. He also said that he wanted to win this award in front of his hometowns to give something back because they always support him no matter the outcome of the game.
History of Anthony Davis
Anthony was born on March 11, 1993, in Chicago, Illinois. He started his basketball career in High school playing for Perspectives Charter school. In the beginning of the 2010 people started noticing him and his basketball skills. Later on, he got a scholarship and started playing for Syracuse. During his high school years, he earned a lot of honors and awards. He continued to play basketball through college.
His professional career started in 2012 when he was drafted by the New Orleans Hornets. In the first year of playing he missed many games because of injuries. However, the games that he played in, he showed an outstanding performance. One of those games was when he scored 28 points and 11 rebounds in the game against Milwaukee Bucks.
In 2013 he almost won the NBA Rookie of the Year award. Davis’ team changed their name to Pelicans after the 2013 season. The next NBA season 2013-14 he had a lot of success in the games he played, in one of those games he scored 40 points and 20 rebounds. In this season, he also was playing in the 2014 All-Star games, but only as a replacement player for Kobe Bryant.
The 2015 season was a start of something special for Davis, he put as a reserve for the All-Star game. However, the biggest thing that happened to him that year was in the game against Detroit Pistons where he managed to score 59 points and 20 rebounds and break records. He was the youngest NBA player that scored 59 points in one game.
Unfortunately, in march, he had to stop the season because of his knee injury in the left leg. Later in the following season 2016-17, he was selected to play in the All-Star games of 2017. In his professional career, he also had some national team awards such as the gold medal at the 2012 Olympic tournament.