Anthony Davis, star of the Los Angeles Lakers, has spoken in the past about the importance of family and called his family “the greatest luxury in life” in a past interview with Haute Living. The NBA star grew up with two sisters and his parents in Chicago, Illinois. He is now married with three children.
Here’s what you need to know about Anthony Davis’ family:
1. Anthony Davis’ Father Is Anthony Davis Sr. & He Gave Him Valuable Advice About His Basketball Career
My parents been through it all w/ me. Tweet who gives you the inspiration to succeed using #wincity. #teamnike pic.twitter.com/ZvkjmMN03G
— Anthony Davis (@AntDavis23) July 29, 2013
Davis grew up on Chicago’s South Side with his parents, Anthony Davis Sr. and Erainer Davis, and two sisters. Their parents didn’t want them walking to the park in the troubled Englewood area so his father, who was a carpenter, built his children a full-length basketball court in their backyard, he told Sports Illustrated.
During the colder months, Davis spent his time playing at the gym at St. Columbanus School. His uncle, Keith Chamberlain Sr., was the athletic director there so Davis often helped him out by taking tickets at the door, keeping the time for games, or even selling food at concessions.
The NBA star is very close with his whole family and his parents have often visited him, first in New Orleans when he played with the Pelicans and then in Los Angeles to see him play for the Lakers. When he can’t make it, Anthony Davis Sr. texts his son before each game, he told Sports Illustrated. “Have fun. Get the team engaged,” he’ll write his son.
Beyond his encouraging words, Davis’ father also gave him useful advice when he was growing up. The future NBA star was attending Perspectives Charter School, which was a high school focused more on academics than athletics. Davis was debating transferring to a more athletically-focused school so he’d have a greater chance of being scouted but his father convinced him to stay at Perspectives.
“He told me, ‘No matter where you are, they’ll find you,’” Davis recalled in an Haute Living interview. “He wanted me to stay in this small school because he was very big on loyalty — and so was I — and I ended …read more