Lakers’ Anthony Davis opens up on playing without fans in the NBA restart

Anthony Davis
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Anthony Davis shared his thoughts on playing without fans when the NBA restarts the season on July 30.

The superstar of the Los Angeles Lakers admitted the absence of fans will serve as a “mental” challenge to players, who should adjust to playing behind closed doors.

“Obviously we feed off Laker Nation. Home and on the road. Obviously it’s going to be very different not being able to have them by our side during this time, but everybody is going to deal with it. It’s going to be more of a mental thing than anything.

If you’re coming out having a bad game there’s not going to be fans there trying to get you going. You’re going to have to, as we say on the team, ‘bring your own energy.’

We’re going to have to make sure that we do that every night, especially with no fans. I think we’re motivated as a team and self-motivated to win, but it’s definitely going to be different for all of us,” Davis said, via Christian Rivas of SB Nation.