Anthony Davis feels ‘100 percent healthy,’ eager for restart
Anthony Davis has proclaimed himself fully healthy ahead of the NBA’s resumption later this month in Orlando, Fla., and the Los Angeles Lakers superstar unsurprisingly acknowledges the league’s lengthy layoff is behind it.
There’s a conference call with @AntDavis23 right now. He said one benefit of the layoff between games has been that he is “100 percent healthy,” that he was able to rest various minor injuries he’d been dealing with. He feels great right now.— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) July 2, 2020
Davis, who has battled the injury bug throughout his career, missed eight games during the 2019-20 campaign, his first with the Lakers. Davis sat out a stretch of games in January after suffering a sacral contusion in a frightening fall during a game against the Knicks at Staples Center. Those weren’t Davis’ only injury setbacks this season, however.
The fact that Davis had ample time to restore himself to full health since the NBA went on hiatus due to the cononavirus pandemic in March obviously bolsters the Lakers’ chances of winning an NBA title.
Davis believes the Lakers have what it takes to come out on top amid the unprecedented circumstances of playing in a bubble at Walt Disney World Resort’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Davis believes players will exercise caution to help lessen the risk of an outbreak of COVID-19 on the Disney World campus.
* @AntDavis23 on Orlando: “I think everybody would be mindful of following the rules. I don’t think no one wants to get COVID – (hopefully) guys won’t put themselves or other players/staff in jeopardy. The NBA is doing as much as they can to keep the bubble as safe as possible."— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) July 2, 2020
What’s more, Davis believes the NBA will do right by the players and ensure that social justice issues are in the forefront of the product that comes out of Orlando, which has been a polarizing issue among players concerning the league’s restart plan.
“I want to win a championship. I think we’re stronger together,” Davis said. “Everyone in Orlando will talk about everything going on with the social injustice standpoint.”
The Lakers shared footage this week of Davis and LeBron James getting in an off- and on-court workout ahead of the team traveling to Orlando. From the looks of it, the two Lakers superstars are ready to hit the ground running.