Mar 24, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA: Former Los Angeles Lakers center Shaquille O’Neal speaks during a NBA game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
It is definitely not easy to physically overpower The Shaqtus, but Glen “Big Baby” Davis claims to have once done just that.
The retired former Boston Celtics big man Davis was interviewed this week by VladTV. In the interview, Davis shared a wild story about a time back when he was still at LSU that he wrestled Shaquille O’Neal. The legendary O’Neal, himself a former LSU star, had met Davis at a scholarship dinner.
“I was infatuated with Shaq at the time,” said Davis. “I feel like I was a Shaq minion. I ended up knowing him because I’m an athlete at LSU … I got a chance to meet the director over there with the scholarships … one of his advisors and went to dinner at [the advisor’s] house eating spaghetti. And Shaq comes out of nowhere and was like, ‘Let’s go outside.’
“[Shaq was] like, ‘Aight, let’s get down [and wrestle],” Davis continued. “So you know how you wrestle, you get into position. So I’m in the position, and I’m grabbing, holding him. Next thing you know, I slam[med] him down like a wrestler. He was like, ‘Got damn. You’re a big a– kid!'” So that’s how me and his relationship really started.”
Davis played at LSU from 2004 to 2007, so that was right around the time that O’Neal was at the peak of his powers in the NBA. O’Neal was listed at 7-foot-1 and 325 pounds during his playing days, so that is definitely no small feat for Davis (who reportedly measured around 6-foot-8 and 280 pounds in college) to have supposedly body-slammed O’Neal.
The two big men would later go on to be teammates on the Celtics during the 2010-11 season (which ended up being O’Neal’s final year in the NBA). But perhaps we should take Davis’ wrestling story here with a grain of salt since he has said plenty of outlandish things before.
Glen “Big Baby” Davis apparently cannot stop acting a fool.
The retired former Boston Celtics big man attended Monday’s Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Celtics and the Miami Heat. He was seated front and center by one of the baskets and could be seen munching on snacks during the game. The ABC broadcast even gave Davis a few seconds of dedicated airtime.
But unfortunately, Davis was actually in violation of his bail by attending the game. According to legal news service Law360, Davis was admonished by a Manhattan federal judge on Tuesday over the episode and threatened with pretrial detention if he committed another violation.
“You have fouled out, in basketball terms,” U.S. district judge Valerie Caproni reportedly told Davis. “If there’s another foul, you’re going straight from here to the MDC [Manhattan Detention Complex] … You’re going to get caught because you’re all over social media, so you’ve got to comply with these rules.”
Davis was one of several former NBA players arrested last October on fraud charges for an alleged scheme involving the NBA’s Health and Welfare Benefit Plan. You can read the details about the case here.
The terms of Davis’ $200,000 bail package restrict his travel to New York and California prior to trial. Monday’s Eastern Conference Finals game took place in Boston, which is why Davis violated his bail by attending.
Absurdly enough, Davis had already committed a violation of his bail by attending another Celtics game a couple months ago (and even having a viral moment during that game). Davis seems to be totally unbothered in continuing to attend these NBA games, but it is probably time for him to start being bothered.
Glen “Big Baby” Davis went viral during a recent NBA game when he got caught sitting in the wrong seats, but it sounds like he was already in much bigger trouble when the entertaining moment took place.
Davis, who used to play for the Celtics and won a championship with them in 2008, attended Boston’s home game against the New York Nets on Sunday, March 6. Near the end of the third quarter, the ABC broadcast happened to show him right at the moment he was getting kicked out of another fan’s courtside seat. You can see the video here.
The internet enjoyed it, but Davis’ legal representatives probably did not. Davis was supposed to appear as a guest on 98.5 The Sports Hub in Boston’s “Toucher and Rich Show” on Friday morning. He had to cancel due to a court hearing. Host Rich Shertenlieb made the connection that the court appearance stemmed from Davis violating the terms of his bail with his trip to Boston two weeks ago.
We were told the reason Big Baby couldn't come in studio this morning is because he was in court. If the below is true, the reason is because he violated his bail to sit on the court at the Celtics / Nets game. 😬 https://t.co/wXllcPadVs
Photo: Sep 29, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers forward Glen Davis (0) during media day at the team training facility in Playa Vista. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
Glen “Big Baby” Davis got caught in 4K during the Boston Celtics-Brooklyn Nets game on Sunday.
Near the end of the third quarter, the ABC broadcast panned to Davis, the former Celtics big man, sitting in the crowd. Unfortunately for Davis, fans arrived to kick him out of the seat that he was in right as the camera was on him. Davis appeared to have stolen the seats of the rightful ticket holders in an attempt to get closer to the action. Check out the funny video.
You can see the color slowly drain from Davis’ face as he realizes that the jig is up. He didn’t even reach for his ticket to check for who had the right seat. He just stood up and left. That is definitely the reaction of a man getting caught red-handed (and on national television to boot).
Kyrie Irving received a predictable welcome from Boston Celtics fans on Sunday, and the Brooklyn Nets star could do nothing but smile and shake his head as he was showered with insults.
The Celtics put together a huge fourth quarter to beat the Nets 126-120. An extremely loud “Kyrie sucks!” chant broke out at TD Garden when Jaylen Brown was at the free throw line with just over 30 seconds remaining.
Jayson Tatum, who erupted with 54 points in the win, tried to quiet the home fans. The taunt was so loud that even Irving couldn’t ignore it. Doris Burke also mentioned the chant on the ESPN/ABC broadcast.
More than a dozen NBA players were arrested on Thursday following an investigation into a fraud scheme, and there were some very recognizable names among the group.
An indictment that was unsealed in New York showed that 18 former NBA players have been federally charged for allegedly defrauding the NBA’s Health and Welfare Benefit Plan out of nearly $4 million, according to NBC News. Terrence Williams was considered the ringleader of the scheme, which involved players submitting fake reimbursement claims for medical and dental services they never received. The charges the ex-players are facing are conspiracy to commit health care and wire fraud.
In addition to Williams, players involved include Glen “Big Baby” Davis, Tony Allen, Sebastian Telfair, Shannon Brown and Darius Miles. You can see the full list of names below:
More former players: – Terrence Williams – Alan Anderson – Tony Allen – Shannon Brown – William Bynum – Melvin Ely – Christopher Douglas-Roberts – Tony Wroten
According to the grand jury indictment, the defendants took part in a widespread scheme from 2017-2020. The fraudulent claims that were submitted totaled $3.9 million — $2.5 million of which was paid out to the former players. Williams allegedly came up with the idea and created fake invoices for other defendants. Investigators say he received kickbacks totaling at least $230,000 from the other ex-players.
Williams also allegedly helped some of the defendants obtain fake letters of medical necessity in order to secure have claims processed by the NBA’s Health and Welfare Benefit Plan.
Kyrie Irving left Sunday’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks after suffering a nasty-looking ankle injury, but Glen “Big Baby” Davis has no sympathy for the Brooklyn Nets star.
After Irving landed awkwardly on his right ankle in the first half of Game 4, Davis commented on Instagram that the leg was the same one Irving used to disrespect the Boston Celtics’ midcourt logo earlier in the postseason.
Irving, who used to play for the Celtics, intentionally stepped on the team’s midcourt logo last month and dragged his foot across it (video here). Davis, another former Celtic, took to Instagram after the stunt and basically threatened Irving, which drew a response from Kevin Durant.
Kevin Garnett is not the only former Boston Celtics player who was upset over Kyrie Irving stomping on the team’s midcourt logo on Sunday night. Glen “Big Baby” Davis also condemned the move, though he took things a step further than K.G.
Following the Brooklyn Nets’ win over the Celtics in Game 4, Irving intentionally stepped on the Celtics’ midcourt logo and dragged his foot across the mascot’s face (video here). Garnett took to Instagram on Monday to criticize Irving over the stunt, and Davis agreed with his former teammate.
Davis responded to Garnett’s criticism in an Instagram comment and warned Irving that he should “keep the s— basketball before somebody get hurt in real life.” That drew a reaction from Kevin Durant, who posted a bunch of laughing emojis and a short message. The exchange was edited by LBS for profanity:
Davis and Garnett were both part of the 2008 Celtics team that won an NBA title.
What Irving did was immature and classless. That said, it’s obviously absurd for Davis to say “somebody might get hurt” over it in real life. This isn’t the first time we have seen the former NBA big man take an Instagram comment too far.
Garnett is right that Irving’s logo stomp did not receive enough backlash on a night where a fan was arrested for throwing something at the Nets star. But what Davis said about the stunt is just as childish as the stunt itself.
The flex from Thompson in his response to Davis is twofold. For one, he is referencing his own NBA record of 37 points scored in a quarter. Thompson is also clowning Davis, who has been out of the league since 2015, by joking that he will see Davis on the court next season. Thus, it is probably safe to say that this round of beef goes to the Splash Brother.
Klay Thompson got involved in some drama over the weekend, and Glen Davis went a step too far in his reaction to it.
The Golden State Warriors star Thompson guested as a commentator on NBC Sports’ broadcast of the Warriors-Detroit Pistons game on Saturday. After the final buzzer, Pistons swingman Rodney McGruder went over to the Golden State bench and appeared to confront Warriors counterpart Juan Toscano-Anderson. On the live broadcast, Thompson attacked McGruder, saying that he was probably going to be out of the league soon.
Klay clowned Rodney McGruder after the game: “This dude might be out the league soon, he’s probably mad about that” pic.twitter.com/2VqGzqXQ4m
Thompson is out for the season after tearing his right Achilles. He also missed all of last season with a torn left ACL. As for Davis, he has actually been out of the NBA since 2015. But his last stop was with the LA Clippers during an era when Thompson and the Warriors were their big rivals. Davis also has a history of taking petty shots on Instagram.
True, Thompson going after McGruder’s career during an official team broadcast was a bad look. But Davis suggesting that Thompson somehow deserved his back-to-back devastating injuries is an even worse one.