Anthony Davis came to the NBA with media fanfare. But in truth, his game was rough around the edges by NBA standards. Scouts knew this, but not much was written about it.
So Davis did not immediately transform his team into a champion. Nor did he contend as MVP. But step by step, Davis has upped his game. In other words, he saw what was needed and he worked to build the skills to make it happen. This BI article gives a closer look.
Bottom line — the rule is the compete against the best in the world — when you are ready to do it. Nerlens Noel take note!