Anthony Davis Exhibits Flu-Like Symptoms During Lakers Loss

Anthony Davis at Lakers Media Day in 2021
Anthony Davis at Lakers Media Day in 2021. Photo by Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/Shutterstock (12481887t)

The Los Angeles Lakers star Anthony Davis left his team’s 116-102 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers early after experiencing flu-like symptoms. According to Lakers head coach Darvin Ham, Davis was the only player to exhibit such symptoms.

According to the team, Davis had a fever during the afternoon leading up to the game. The player was removed from the game during the first half and was administered fluids and medications by the Lakers’ training staff. The team stated that Davis’s illness is not Covid-related.

“His temperature went over a 100, I believe it was 101 and some change,” Ham revealed. “He said he was going to try and give it a go, which he did. But he just felt too weak, just too drained — dehydrated a little bit. But it’s that time of the season, in terms of wintertime, weather change, change of climate — coming from L.A. going to these different places.”

Davis’s status ahead of the game against the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday remains undecided. He joined the team on its flight to Toronto on Tuesday night and is expected to be evaluated during Wednesday’s training in order to determine if he is match fit.