“My concern is always for his health,” James said. “You always wish for the best for any of your teammates but especially a guy like AD. So you wish for the best and leave it up to the man above’s hands.”

The Lakers will be especially shorthanded at center with Davis missing time and Dwight Howard in the league’s health and safety protocols. DeAndre Jordan and two-way player Jay Huff are the only traditional options for the Lakers at center.