If Anthony Davis wins two championships in five years, he passes:
- Elgin Baylor
- Wilt Chamberlain
Yes, Anthony Davis already has the advantage in total rings over Elgin Baylor but Baylor is arguably the greatest player in league history to never win a championship. Baylor gets overlooked in favor of Jerry West but he was phenomenal for the Lakers in their early Los Angeles days.
Baylor spent 14 seasons with the Lakers, averaging 27.4 points and 13.5 rebounds per game. Anthony Davis would either need a longer stint with the Lakers or one more championship in the next four years to pass him.
Right now, assuming that Davis is an All-NBA player the next four years, I would actually put him at a dead tie with Wilt Chamberlain. Chamberlain is the better all-time player but he was not in his prime and what AD is doing right now against today’s competition is more impressive.
However, Wilt has a Finals MVP to his name. Davis would have to bring in another championship to secure his spot over Wilt. His overall numbers will be more impressive after just five years but Wilt came up so huge in the playoffs for the 1972 Lakers.