We all knew just how much potential Anthony Davis had when he was drafted with the first overall pick in the 2012 draft, and he is already showing signs of NBA stardom. After a relatively injury plagued rookie season, Davis was forced to surrender the Rookie of the Year award on which his name was essentially engraved before the 2012-13 season began. Damian Lillard put up the more impressive rookie campaign, but it is none other than Davis who has forced just about everyone around to league to raise their eyebrows this season (see what I did there?).
Saturday night the Unibrow continued to build on his successful start to the season by completely obliterating the Charlotte Bobcats. In 37 minutes of action, Davis put up a monster statline: 25 points, eight rebounds, four assists, six blocks and six steals. That is after he dropped 26 points and grabbed 17 rebounds against the Orlando Magic in the previous night.
With Ryan Anderson out, a heavier load naturally falls on Davis, who is quickly developing into a superstar. Yes, it’s only three games, and we should be careful making predictions, but Davis is the real deal. The way he is going right now, it wouldn’t be surprising to see him become the most improved player of the year, and an All-Star nomination is certainly not out of reach. Afterall, he does have the complete package of a superstar — he already has one of the more versatile skill sets in the league among big men and plays a very entertaining brand of basketball. Keep it up, Brow.