Anthony Davis ended the 2017-2018 season third in the MVP race.
This year AD has the clear goal in mind to win his first ever MVP trophy. In an interview with The Jump‘s Rachel Nichols, Davis explained why he considers himself the best player in the NBA today.
“Honestly, I see myself as the best player in the league, the most dominant player in the league,” Davis said. “I just think it’s time for that step. You only get a short window, and I don’t want that window to close, so I think my time is now.”
When Nicholas brought up Kevin Durant and Lebron James, AD gave props to both players.
“Don’t get me wrong, those two are great players. But, I don’t think—um—I bring something unique to the table. My game is different than both of those guys. Both ends of the floor. Both MVP candidate and Defensive Player of the Year candidate. So that’s why I feel like my name should be at the top of that list.”
Davis ended last season with 28.1 points, 11.1 rebounds and 2.3 blocks.