If you played basketball at Kentucky and are currently in the NBA, there’s a good chance you are either a.) injured, or b.) about to hurt yourself in some form or fashion.
Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis is the latest member of the BBNBA to find himself plopped on the sideline dressed in expensive street clothes.
Ahead of the Lakers matchup against the Pacers in Indy, Davis’ head coach Frank Vogel ruled out the former ‘Cat for Tuesday night’s game, citing a minor ankle scare.
The Lakers say that Anthony Davis (ankle) is out tonight vs. IND.
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) December 17, 2019
Davis suffered the injury during the Lakers’ 5-point win over the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday. While Davis appeared to be in some pain, he stayed in the game, powering through the discomfort to finish with 27 points and 13 rebounds in 25 minutes. Earlier on Tuesday, Davis had been listed as questionable up until just a couple of hours before tipoff.
Alongside LeBron James, Davis and the Lakers have been one of the NBA’s two best teams this season, sharing that title with the Milwaukee Bucks. Before the game against the Pacers, the Lakers posted a 24-3 record, tops in the league.
Davis leads the Lakers in total points, rebounds, steals, and blocks while shooting just a hair under 50 percent from the field and 31.9 percent from beyond the arc. He’s well on his way to a seventh appearence in the NBA All-Star game and possibly a Defensive Player of the Year nomination. This is just the second game out of 28 possible outings that Davis has been sidelined this season.
The long list of injuries to former ‘Cats is growing by the day. Eric Bledsoe (MIL) and P.J. Washington Jr. (CHA) were both recently ruled out for two weeks each. John Wall (WAS), Darius Miller (NOP), and DeMarcus Cousins (LAL) are all fighting through long term injuries. Hamidou Diallo (OKC) is out at least another couple of weeks with an elbow injury and Devin Booker (PHX) has missed two straight games with a forearm issue. De’Aaron Fox finally made his return on Tuesday after missing over a month with an ankle injury. Am I forgetting anyone???
Get well soon, Davis.
Get well soon, the entirety of the BBNBA.