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Big Baby Davis, Tony Allen among ex-NBA players arrested on fraud charges

Glen Davis

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:

Allen’s wife, Desiree Allen, was also charged.

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.

Davis has been in trouble with the law before, as he was charged for allegedly attacking a man in a parking lot more than three years ago.

Glen Davis suggests Kyrie Irving ankle injury was karma for logo disrespect

Kyrie Irving ankle injury

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 also blasted Irving for disrespecting Boston’s logo, but suggesting Kyrie’s injury was karma is just as immature as logo stomp. Of course, we’ve grown used to that type of commentary from Davis.

Kevin Durant responds to Glen Davis threatening Kyrie Irving over logo stomp

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.

Klay Thompson fires back at Big Baby Davis via Instagram

Klay Thompson

Klay Thompson is now returning fire after Glen “Big Baby” Davis put him in the crosshairs.

The Golden State Warriors star took a shot at Davis in his Instagram Story on Monday.

“Dang Big Baby, this what we on now?!” Thompson wrote. “I can’t wait til I see you on the court next year. I’m calling iso every time. Prolly get 40 in a qtr with big fella chasing me.”

Davis fired the first shot at Thompson after Thompson went after Detroit Pistons swingman Rodney McGruder over the weekend. Davis posted a low-blow comment attacking the sharpshooter over his injuries. Thompson is out for the season with a torn Achilles after missing all of last season with a torn ACL as well.

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.

Big Baby Davis under fire for comments about Klay Thompson

Klay Thompson

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.

Davis, the former NBA big, then got involved on Instagram. Commenting on a post about the incident, Davis wrote, “Saying s— like that, I can see why he stay hurt. Karma.”

Social media quickly rebuked Davis for the remark about Thompson.

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.

Watch: Glen ‘Big Baby’ Davis strips down after ejection from BIG3 game

Glen Davis

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.

Here’s another angle of the performance:

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.

Big Baby Davis chimes in, says CP3 is ‘very bad teammate’

Glen Davis

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.

Davis was even feuding with Doc Rivers by that point, so you can take his opinion lightly. Still, his comments add to the drama surrounding the CP3/Rondo feud.

Glen Davis reportedly named suspect in alleged parking lot attack

Glen Davis

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.

This is not the first time Davis has faced potential legal trouble in the past two months, though this case is far more serious in nature than the last.

Glen Davis reportedly named person of interest after parking lot attack

Glen Davis

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.

This is not the first time Davis has faced potentially legal trouble in the past month.

Big Baby Davis responds to arrest report on Instagram

Glen Davis

Former NBA player Glen “Big Baby” Davis responded via Instagram on Saturday to a report that he was arrested on drug charges last month.

This past week, it was reported by a television news station in Baltimore that Davis was arrested at a hotel with a large amount of marijuana. Nearly $100,000 in cash was also present.

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.

Davis spent nine seasons in the NBA and most recently played with the Clippers in 2015. He was selected No. 35 overall in the 2007 NBA Draft out of LSU.

Davis was involved in another incident at a hotel in 2013. He was not arrested as a result of that altercation.