Anthony Davis seems to have found his NBA home with the Lakers

LeBron James, left, and Anthony Davis celebrate in the closing seconds of Game 6 of the NBA Finals
LeBron James, left, and Anthony Davis celebrate in the closing seconds of Game 6 of the NBA Finals as the Lakers win their 17th championship. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times)

Lonzo Ball. Brandon Ingram. Josh Hart. The No. 4 pick. First-round picks that stretch into the middle of the decade. The Lakers traded a lot — some would say their future — for Anthony Davis.

But the deal that netted them a championship, the franchise’s 17th, wasn’t a trade for the present. It was a deal for the future — the next great Laker celebrating a championship.

Davis isn’t leaving. The way he’s played in his first season in purple and gold, it’s obvious he’s just getting started. He’s been the perfect partner for LeBron James and it’s hard to imagine a better situation.

Davis can become a free agent after the season, but he’s expected to sign a max-level deal

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NBA 2K21 Next-Gen Improvements to Pro Stick, Passing and More Outlined

Visual Concepts has offered some in-depth details on what’s coming to the next-gen version of NBA 2K21, including improvements to shooting and dribbling with the Pro Stick, as well as changes to the Shot Meter, Shot Creators, 3-point line recognition, and passing.

Apparently, the Pro Stick will be taken to “even greater heights” for NBA 2K1 on Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5, with slow flicks of the analogue stick when shooting resulting in higher shot arcs and faster flicks of the Pro Stick keeping your shot flat. Bank shots and layups will also be easier to control, while the Shot Meter will benefit from being made more ‘readable’, no longer scaling by distance, and gaining an arrowhead for aiming and timing, so you can better see the ‘sweet spot’.

The Shot Meter window is blue and will grow or shrink depending on how good a shooter your chosen

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Lakers-Heat NBA Finals is a showcase for Anthony Davis’s size, versatility

As the center position changes and coaches trade size for skill, we’ve gotten accustomed to big teams experiencing discomfort and being forced to adjust. However, in this case, the Lakers’ version of big creates the headaches. They’re tall and long, and they know how to use those traits. Their best player, LeBron James, is a stylish truck who dominates with power and panache. His ability to function as a point guard at 6-foot-9 and 250 pounds — very Karl Malone-like — allows Los Angeles to play lineups with two big guards, adding another dimension to their superior size.

But Anthony Davis really sets them apart with his versatility at 6-10.

The Miami Heat have learned all about AD’s multifaceted game during the Finals. With the Lakers leading the series 3-1, Miami is now fighting to stay alive after Davis spearheaded a stellar defensive effort in Tuesday’s Game 4. He was

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