Anthony Davis joins 7 other players to win NBA Finals, NCAA Championship, Olympic gold medal


LeBron James may have won the Finals MVP award, but by virtue of the trajectory of his career, coming straight to the NBA from St. Vincent-St. Mary High School, he'll never to be able to accomplish the feat that his teammate achieved on Sunday night.

With the Los Angeles Lakers' Game 6 victory over the Miami Heat to secure an NBA Finals victory, Anthony Davis became just the eighth player ever to have won an NBA Finals, an NCAA Championship, and an Olympic gold medal (h/t Reddit user Yeezusus).

In addition to his 2020 Finals victory, Davis won the NCAA Championship in his lone, dominant year at Kentucky during the 2011-2012 season and took home Olympic gold in 2012.

Six of the seven other members of this exclusive "Triple Crown" club, as coined by The Post Game, are Hall of Famers, as Clyde Lovellette, Bill Russell, K.C. Jones, Jerry Lucas, Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan have all won the trifecta of basketball tournaments. Quinn Buckner -- a member of the 1975-76 NCAA champion Indiana Hoosiers, the gold medal-winning 1976 USA basketball team and the 1983-84 NBA Champion Boston Celtics -- is not a Hall of Famer, though he was named to four All-Defensive teams.

If you add in Davis's FIBA championship from 2014, he becomes the lone member of that... uh, quadruple crown club? Doesn't have as nice a ring to it, but it sure is impressive.

Davis brought additional pride to his alma mater as a representative of Kentucky and John Calipari's head coaching mastery, becoming the first Kentucky player that was coached by Calipari to win an NBA title (via ESPN Stats & Info).

Additionally, he showed out for his hometown of Chicago, earning recognition from fellow Chicagoans.

Davis averaged 25.0 points and 10.7 points per game over the series, shooting the ball at a 57.5% clip (via ESPN).

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