Anthony Davis of the Los Angeles Lakers knows that he will be the focus of basketball fans and teams this 2019-20 NBA season as he tries to co-exist with LeBron James. To this day, most take note of the fact that several teams preferred not to play alongside the three-time NBA champion but The Brow says that this is the least of his concerns and all he wants is to play and win.

Davis was thrown the question of select players not wanting to play with James by ESPN. Some may consider his response as premature and the whole thing could be a different case once the 2019-20 NBA wars get underway. However, the top pick of the 2012 NBA Draft says that work just became easier since he will be playing alongside one of the future Hall of Famers of the league.

“You know, I just want to play. And, obviously, playing alongside one of the future Hall of Famers in LeBron makes it a lot easier. So, I know it’s gonna come with the territory, but at the end of the day, I focus on the end goal, and that’s about winning the championship,” said Davis.

Until Davis entered the picture, there were several names who were not happy about the idea of playing alongside James. That list includes former teammate Kyrie Irving, a teammate of his in the Cleveland Cavaliers, before he requested a trade and moved to the Boston Celtics. All of that is a thing of the past, but the fact remains that something went sour along the way.

Other Los Angeles Lakers targets like Paul George and Kawhi Leonard were not too thrilled as well, along with Kevin Durant who once said he would not play alongside James because of all the other stuff that came with it.

Despite all of these, Davis seems to hardly care for now. His main objective is win an NBA title, hopefully in his maiden year with the purple and gold. And based on his plans ahead, the six-time NBA All-Star seems dialled in for the coming season. As mentioned in a previous post, Davis opted to pass on USA Basketball for the 2019 FIBA World Cup and plans to use the break to work himself in top shape for the 2019-20 NBA season. Davis seems to be in the zone right now although it will be interesting if things will change once he reaches that dream of becoming an NBA champion.

Anthony Davis LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers guards Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans during a 112-104 Lakers win at Staples Center in Los Angeles, Dec. 21, 2018. Photo: Harry How/Getty Images