Lakers’ Anthony Davis speaks out on coronavirus pandemic: ‘It’s kind of just getting out of hand’
The Lakers star is trying to keep himself informed about the coronavirus as much as possible since the NBA is suspended:
“I just saw yesterday the United States became number one in cases,” Anthony Davis told Tania Ganguli of the Los Angeles Times. “It’s kind of just getting out of hand. I’m trying to stay as safe as possible, doing what our team doctors told us and just trying to have a good spirit about everything and tell the people I can reach out to, to stay safe.
“Obviously it’s a tragedy and devastating. There’s a sadness of what’s going on with our players around the league, our players families and everyone around the world. When a lot of people are going through it and able to share their stories and share the severity of the situation it helps everyone out. It opens people’s eyes … a lot of people aren’t too informed about it.”
Davis and the Lakers had the best record in the Western Conference standings prior to play being suspended. The Chicago native is in his first season with the Lakers after beginning his career with the New Orleans Pelicans.
Before the 2019-20 season got suspended following Rudy Gobert’s positive coronavirus test, Davis was averaging 26.7 points, 9.4 rebounds and 3.1 assists for the Lakers. The seven-time All-Star was shooting 51.1 percent from the field, 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 84.5 percent from the free-throw line.
Los Angeles was 49-14 on the season. If the campaign resumes, Davis and the Lakers will be one of the front runners to win the 2020 title.