Anthony Davis explains why he signed a multi-year deal with the Lakers

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Anthony Davis opened up about his decision to sign a multi-year deal with the defending champions Los Angeles Lakers.

Davis, who agreed to a five-year, $190M max deal with the Lakers, said he wanted the best for him and his family and had no doubt he would return to the team.

“I just wanted to take the process one day at a time. Obviously winning the championship with L.A. was very great. The team Rob (Pelinka) put together, and Jeanie (Buss) put together, and Linda (Rambis) and all the people in the front office was amazing, and we did something special. Especially with everything going on in 2020.

I don’t think there was a doubt that I was gonna come back, it was just trying to figure out the logistics and what was best for me and my family, and I was able to get a deal done today.

So I’m excited about that, and excited for what Dudz calls ‘the Big 3,’ with him, myself and ‘Bron, so it’s gonna be a great time. We’ve got another great task ahead of us, the team is looking great, guys have been working out, so I’m excited,” Davis told Chris McGee of Spectrum SportsNet, via Harrison Faigen of Silver Screen & Roll.