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Lakers’ Anthony Davis to help match donations up to $250,000 to provide meals for healthcare workers

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Los Angeles Lakers superstar Anthony Davis is doing his part to help out with the country’s current situation, as the big man is matching donations up to $250,000 to provide meals to healthcare workers responding to COVID-19.

Davis will be partnering up with Lineage Logistics to make it happen:

“We all need to find ways to support our community during these challenging times,” Davis said in a statement, via Kyle Goon of the Orange County Register. “Whether it’s the people we work with, the small businesses trying to stay afloat, or the healthcare workers putting themselves in harm’s way to treat the sick, we’ve got to give our support however we can.”

The 2019-20 NBA campaign was suspended earlier this month after Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for the coronavirus. The season will remain suspended until further notice.

Prior to the hiatus, Davis was in the middle of his first season with the Lakers. In 55 games, Davis was averaging 26.7 points, 9.4 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 2.4 blocks and 1.5 steals over 34.3 minutes per game while shooting 51.1 percent from the floor, 33.5 percent from 3-point range and 84.5 percent from the free-throw line.

The 27-year-old made his seventh straight All-Star appearance as a result of his elite production.

Davis spent the first seven years of his career in New Orleans, having been drafted first overall by the franchise back in 2012.

While Davis experienced a great deal of individual success in New Orleans, the team as a whole did not, as the Pelicans made the playoffs just twice during Davis’ tenure.

The University of Kentucky product asked for a trade midway through last season and had his request granted last June when he was sent to the Lakers. Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball and other pieces were traded to New Orleans in exchange.

Prior to the league suspension, Los Angeles owned the best record in the Western Conference at 49-14.