Metta World Peace Claims Anthony Davis Hasn’t Caught Up To Dwight Howard’s Greatness Yet

In an interview with Heavy’s Scoop B. Robinson, former Los Angeles Laker, Metta World Peace opened up on the arrival of Anthony Davis in Los Angeles.

“I haven’t watched a lot of Anthony Davis over the years because like, he’s in New Orleans and you’re only watching the championship teams. So if you’re a hardcore NBA fan, you know everything about Anthony Davis. I’ve played in the NBA. So me playing in the NBA, I knew about Anthony Davis, but I didn’t know that he was THAT good. I mean you see he’s an All-Star at the All-Star Game you Anthony Davis, there go Anthony Davis. But when you actually watch him play, him being a Laker and watching in all those Lakers games with that style of play, I didn’t know he was like, that great. He’s entering greatness right now, he’s a Hall of Famer definitely but I think he has to get past Dwight because Dwight has had the better career with his 4 Defensive Player of the Year trophies which is crazy. But I think he has some work to do but he’s a great player.”


Howard actually won defensive player of the year three times, consecutively in ’09, ’10, and ’11, so Metta was slightly off, but he makes a compelling point nonetheless. Howard has an eight-year head start on Davis, but Davis nearly rivals Howard in all star selections, totaling seven to Howard’s eight.

Credit: Land of Basketball