• Anthony Davis said he tested negative for COVID-19
  • Davis urges everyone to be informed
  • Davis keeps himself busy by watching game highlights

Los Angeles Lakers star forward Anthony Davis said he tested negative for the Coronavirus. The seven-time NBA All-Star revealed the result on Saturday, dismissing himself as one of two Lakers who are confirmed to have contracted the disease.

Davis referred to the present state of the league and said, "Obviously it's a tragedy and devastating," as he shared his personal update to Tania Ganguli of the Los Angeles Times. "There's a sadness of what's going on with our players around the league, our players' families and everyone around the world.

The 2012 top overall draft pick said he is keeping himself busy while the NBA is on a hiatus, adding that being informed about what’s going on around the world will be paramount in winning the battle against the pandemic.

“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,” he continued.

The Lakers played the Nets before the league declared the emergency suspension on March 11. After about a week later, four players from Brooklyn tested positive for the virus as Davis knew his team was going to be tested as well.

"I knew right away we would probably get tested," Davis continued. "It's kind of tricky because some guys, you feel fine and you could have it, asymptomatic. And some guys you have all the symptoms. I felt fine and I felt great. I still do. (At the time) I was like that doesn't mean I don't have it. We all showed up and took the test. It was fine."

Asked about what keeps him up during this slack time, Davis bared he watches game highlights, just like everybody else.

"We're sending each other highlight tapes because we miss the game," Davis said. "… Guys are finding a way to work out safely because you know the season isn't over. We want to make sure we pick up where we left off. We were in a great place," the former Kentucky wildcat said.

A total of 14 members of the NBA, inclusive of players and personnel, tested positive for the Coronavirus with three being reported to have already recovered: Utah Jazz’s Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell and Detroit Pistons’ Christian Wood.

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Anthony Davis celebrates after scoring a basket in his Lakers debut. Silver Screen and Roll