Lakers’ Anthony Davis on COVID-19 vaccine after Dennis Schroder’s LeBron James slip
As the NBA and the rest of the world continue to fight through the COVID-19 pandemic, some players have opted to get the vaccine in an effort to put a halt to the global pandemic. Los Angeles Lakers superstar Anthony Davis gave his 2-cents on the vaccine. For Davis, he revealed he just wants to do his part to help slow down the spread of the virus, as well as try to get as many fans back at Staples Center as soon as possible.
He also admitted that some players from the team did get the jab, while others didn’t. This comes after Dennis Schroder gave some insider information that only he and LeBron James did not take the vaccine among the Purple and Gold squad.
Via Bill Oram of The Athletic:
AD on players getting vaccinated: "Some guys did, some guys didn't for their own personal reasons. I decided to for my own personal reasons. … I'm trying to play my part and get 20,000 back in Staples so we can some more cheers in there than we have now."
— Bill Oram (@billoram) May 4, 2021
With his statement, I guess it’s safe to assume that the Lakers’ biggie did already get himself vaccinated.
It’s hard to fault people for not wanting to get the jab for different reasons. Nonetheless, it’s still highly encouraged as this will definitely go a long way in helping stop the spread of the coronavirus, which has affected and even claimed so many lives across the globe.
As for bringing in fans back, several teams around the league have slowly begun opening up their arenas to fans, albeit in limited capacities. Take for example the STAPLES Center, which is already allowing around 2,000 fans. By getting the vaccine, Davis would definitely want that number to increase by the time the postseason starts. Los Angeles needs Lakers Nation to cheer the Lakers now more than ever as they prepare for the playoffs. Especially now that the Lakers are trying to avoid the dreaded play-in tournament.
Anthony Davis and the Lakers will play the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday next, as they look to increase their momentum heading into the postseason.