Glen “Big Baby” Davis was known for having some temper tantrums during his years playing in the NBA, but the one he had on Sunday was unlike any we have seen before.
Davis, who is a co-captain for the Power, was ejected early in Sunday’s game against the Trilogy for arguing a foul call. After he was tossed, he proceeded to pump up the crowd, strip down and throw his jersey and shorts to the fans.
Keep in mind this is the same Davis who was once sent to the locker room with security after an argument with his own coach, so you never know what he’s going to do after getting tossed. The fans seemed to love it, and that’s all that really matters.
Glen Big Baby Davis played with both Rajon Rondo and Chris Paul during his NBA career, which makes him somewhat qualified to speak on them as teammates. And Davis has a strong opinion about which one is the better teammate.
Davis said on Instagram that Chris Paul is a “very bad teammate.”
The debate arose after Rondo and Paul got into a fight during Saturday night’s Rockets-Lakers game. Rondo was accused of spitting on CP3, which led to the two trading punches. Both received suspensions for their roles in the fight.
In the aftermath, Rondo defended himself and said Paul was a bad teammate. Davis agrees.
Davis, who played nine seasons in the NBA, spent his first four seasons with Rondo on the Boston Celtics. They were extremely successful at the time, winning a championship in Davis’ rookie season. By comparison, Davis spent the final two seasons of his career with the Clippers and was not very good at the time, so it’s no surprise he did not have a positive impression of playing with CP3 on the Clippers.
Ben DuBose put it in perspective.
On the Glen Davis IG comment regarding Rondo and CP3: Big Baby played two out-of-shape years with LAC at the end of his career, 13 mpg or less, in a role basically mandated by Doc Rivers and one that didn't work to the benefit of the team. I wouldn't use him as a barometer.
Glen “Big Baby” Davis was named a person of interest for his role in a parking lot attack that left a man hospitalized earlier this month, and now the former NBA star is being looked at as a suspect.
TMZ reports that Davis has been named a suspect in the felony assault with a deadly weapon case, as it is believed he attacked a man in a parking lot outside a West Hollywood nightclub on April 8 and slammed him down on the concrete. The victim reportedly suffered multiple broken bones and a broken tooth and needed to be placed on a ventilator.
Several witnesses identified Davis as the attacker after he was supposedly confronted by a man he nearly hit with his vehicle. Police are planning to present the case to the District Attorney in hopes of having felony charges filed, according to TMZ.
Former NBA star Glen Davis is reportedly being investigated for his possible role in a parking lot fight that left a man hospitalized over the weekend.
Law enforcement sources told TMZ that witnesses spotted Davis driving erratically in a parking lot outside Factory nightclub in West Hollywood on Sunday. Davis was supposedly confronted by a man he nearly hit with his vehicle, and witnesses say he got out of the car and attacked the man, throwing him to the ground before leaving the scene.
The victim was transported to a nearby hospital and treated for fractures in his face and ribs and a broken tooth. TMZ shared a photo that allegedly showed the man lying in a hospital bed hooked up to several wires.
On Saturday, Davis posted a video to his Instagram account of himself on an airplane sitting next to briefcase full of cash. He urged the public to not believe everything on the internet and said he will have his day in court. Be warned as Davis used some explicit language.
Former NBA big man Glen Davis is back in the news again, but it is definitely not in the positive sense this time around.
Brian Kuebler of WMAR-TV in Baltimore reported on Friday that Davis, famously nicknamed “Big Baby,” was arrested in February on drug charges after being caught at a Hampton Inn in Aberdeen, Maryland with a large amount of marijuana. Court records showed that the hotel’s owner smelled marijuana coming from Davis’ room on Feb. 7 and, upon knocking on the door, was told by a person inside to “f— off.” Police were then called and the former NBA champion gave his signed consent for the room to be searched.
“They recovered 126 grams of marijuana,” Aberdeen Police Lieutenant William Reiber was quoted as saying. “In addition to that there was a brief case that contained 92,164 dollars of U.S. currency along with a ledger that contained language which is consistent with someone involved in the sale and distribution of narcotics.”
Kuebler’s report adds that Davis, who told officers that he was in town visiting family in Harford County, Maryland, was arrested, then indicted weeks later on seven counts of drug possession and distribution. He is due in court early next month, but his attorney says Davis “adamantly maintains his innocence” and is looking forward to “clear[ing] his good name.”
Davis, 32, played in the NBA for nine seasons, winning a title in 2008 with the Boston Celtics. He has been out of the league since 2015 however.
“I want to play. That’s my next step,” said Davis. “Whatever I have to do to show I can play the game at a high level still and help a team win, I will do. I know it’s going to be a process because I haven’t played in two years. But I feel like I’m at the prime in my game and I still have a lot to offer.
“I am considering the G League,” he continued. “It’s a great opportunity to show all 30 teams that I can play without getting hurt. They can see what I can still do. This is the best opportunity to make my steps back to the NBA.”
Davis, still just 31 years old, last played in the 2014-15 season, averaging 4.0 points and 2.3 rebounds in 12.2 minutes a game for the LA Clippers. He’s kept somewhat in the news since then however with feuds and warm takes alike.
The LSU product is more of a big body down low than anything, and sort of one-dimensional skillset seems to have become all but obsolete. Nevertheless, if Davis feels he still has something to offer at the NBA level and is even willing to play in a developmental league to prove it, more power to him.
Glen “Big Baby” Davis closed his 9-season NBA career as a member of the Los Angeles Clippers. But he has a little bad blood with the team.
Davis has missed the last two seasons after undergoing ankle surgery two years ago. He believes the Clippers mishandled him, leading to the injury. Recently he was a guest on “Tiki and Tierney on CBS Sports Radio and CBS Sports Network” and talked about why the Clippers have struggled to break through despite their talent.
“There is no voice on the Clippers. There’s no voice on the Clippers,” Davis told hosts Tiki Barber and Brandon Tierney. “Nobody did that. Nobody did that. There’s those intangible things that we need to win, that you need to win, that you can’t get done because of the selfishness and just the lack of understanding of giving yourself for the next guy next to you. There’s none of that there.”
Davis also talked about why Doc Rivers succeeded when he was the head coach in Boston.
“It’s the players that he had in Boston. He had KG (Kevin Garnett), who was policing the team. Everybody was falling within the team guidelines. Everybody held everybody accountable on that team. KG was a true example of sacrifice. He didn’t care about points when he came (from) Minnesota. He didn’t care about getting (shots). He just cared about making sure that people do the right thing every single day – and it was contagious.”
It’s safe to say Glen “Big Baby” Davis and the Rivers family are not going to be sitting down to a nice dinner together anytime soon.
Davis spent most of his eight-year NBA career playing under Doc Rivers, but they ended up parting ways on bad terms when the big fella left the Los Angeles Clippers. Rivers’ son Austin, who was teammates with Davis in L.A., said things between Davis and his father went south because Big Baby was “constantly out of shape,” late for work and didn’t remember plays.
Here’s what Davis thinks about that:
Glen "Big Baby" Davis responds to Austin Rivers's claim that he didn't remember plays and was constantly out of shape in IG rant pic.twitter.com/EEtuzAQB3x
Austin Rivers is letting his former LA Clippers teammate have it.
In an appearance on FOX Sports 1’s “Undisputed” on Wednesday, Rivers was asked about ex-teammate Glen “Big Baby” Davis’ feud with his father, Clippers head coach Doc Rivers, and Davis’ recent comments that the Rivers father-son dynamic had caused resentment in the Clippers locker room.
“That’s a bunch of BS,” said the younger Rivers. “That’s just Baby talking … I’ve heard Baby say to me multiple times, ‘Oh man, you know why Doc is so good, Doc is so great.’ And then now he’s saying bad things about him. It’s a huge contradiction. And I don’t have a problem with Baby, me and Baby have always been cool, but it makes no sense to what he’s doing.
“Whatever he has between him and my pops, and you know Pops said the jokes about his weight and stuff like that,” continued the Clippers guard. “But let me ask you something. If someone is constantly out of shape, late, don’t remember plays, how the hell are you supposed to play? I don’t know where that even goes with the team. And that has nothing to do with him coming at my father. I really don’t care, that’s between him and my pops.
“But as far as him talking about me being my coach’s [son], that’s never had a play on the team,” Rivers said. “I’ve earned every stripe I’ve gotten, earned every playing time. That’s just him talking out the side of his neck. I don’t even understand where that comes from, so I’m not even paying that no mind.”
Rivers and Davis were teammates on the Clippers during the 2014-15 season, but Davis played under the elder Rivers in Boston for four seasons prior to that. Davis recently explained his side of the feud with Doc, but he may have started a new one with Austin in the process.