Lakers Sign Anthony Davis to Record-Breaking Three-Year Extension

Davis commits to the Lakers through the 2028 season with a historic deal.

The Lakers are making sure to retain one of their star players for the long haul. After being a pivotal part of the 2020 Finals team, Anthony Davis has signed a three-year extension, ensuring he will stay with the Lakers through the 2028 season. Since joining the team in 2019 via a trade with the Pelicans, Davis has achieved significant milestones, including a championship win, All-NBA First Team, and All-Defensive team selections.

Over the course of four seasons with the Lakers, Davis, often referred to as “The Brow,” has showcased his prowess, averaging 24.6 points and 10.1 rebounds per game. However, health concerns have plagued his Lakers tenure, preventing him from completing a full season and limiting his games to no more than 60 since his first year with the team.

With Davis’s new three-year extension, the Lakers are hopeful that he can contribute more consistently. The deal guarantees him a staggering $186 million over the three-year period, making it the richest contract in NBA history. Davis will be earning an impressive $62 million annually, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

The extension of Anthony Davis is just one of the Lakers’ significant moves this offseason. Last month, they secured Jaxson Hayes, Gabe Vincent, and Cam Reddish through free agency. Moreover, they were able to re-sign both Rui Hachimura and Austin Reaves to deals worth over $50 million.

With Davis’s future secured, the Lakers are assembling the pieces to contend for another championship. His pivotal role in the team’s plans further solidifies their ambitions for success on the court. As fans eagerly anticipate the upcoming seasons, Davis’s extension stands as a pivotal moment in the Lakers’ quest for further glory.

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