After sitting out of Tuesday’s practice and Monday’s game with an eye injury he suffered against the Orlando Magic on Saturday, Anthony Davis went through a full practice with the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday, and he did it while sporting stylish protective eyewear.
Well, stylish according to Frank Vogel, at least.
“He looked better than anybody that’s ever worn them,” Vogel said in a conference call with reporters on Wednesday. “It’s a style thing, you know? We’ve got a good-looking superstar that looks great in glasses, or goggles or whatever you want to call those things.”
“I mean, that’s the plan,” Davis said. “I’ll get evaluated again tonight by one of the doctors here and get the okay from them. That’s the plan: for me to play.”
That could mean Lakers fans will get the chance to see just how good Davis looks in goggles with their own eyes, but, for right now, he’s not required to have protective eyewear on when he’s on the court.
“It’s just a precautionary thing,” Davis said. “If I need them, they’re there. But I didn’t want the first time me, wearing them, to be in a game if I need them tomorrow. As practice went on, I got more and more used to them, but they’re just there for precautionary reasons.”
Davis said he struggled early on with light sensitivity, but that it’s gotten better with each day. As long as that holds true, Davis should be in Vogel’s starting five against the Clippers on Thursday.
The Lakers and Clippers will tip-off at 6 p.m. PT on TNT nationally and Spectrum SportsNet locally.