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Antonio Davis
Antonio Davis
Position: None
Born: 10/31/68
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:229 lbs. / 104.3 kg.
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Despite their close relationship, some are finding it hard to believe Russell will ever be able to regain the trust of Young or other teammates. “If you’re on my team, we spend so much time together and we go through everything together, we’re more than just friends.” said ESPN NBA analyst Antonio Davis, who played for 13 seasons and is a former president of the NBA Players Association. “We’re like brothers because of everything we’ve gone through. So for your brother to do something like that and for it to end up on social media, that’s lower than low. It says so much about [Russell]. I think it might get so bad that he’s going to have to be traded. If I’m on that team, I’m not playing with him. It would literally be hard for me to sit in the locker room with him.”
Storyline: D'Angelo Russell Situation
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Problem was, he was stuck on the bench behind Ron Artest at small forward. He also was primarily a low-post scoring threat at the time, and Jermaine O’Neal had first dibs on that job. Seemingly destined for a reserve role for seasons to come, he asked team president Donnie Walsh for a trade. To this day, it’s his greatest regret. It’s the same sentiment now voiced by Davis, who also sought a trade in search of a starting opportunity and was dealt to Toronto, but now wishes he had stayed put. “It’s one of those things, you don’t know how good you got it until you’re gone,” he said. “This is a consistent organization that always did everything the right way. You kind of take those things for granted. But I didn’t know. “I tell people all the time, I could have been a lifetime Pacer. I think I had enough people here who liked me, I could have been like Jeff Foster. But I wanted to test my wings and see if they could fly.”
Whatever is assumed to be wrong with NBA players, I’d challenge their accusers to find evidence of it at this suburban New Jersey meeting facility. “We’re finally feeling like this stuff is working,” says retired player Antonio Davis, who is a key part of the proceedings in his role for the Players Association’s player programs department. “We’re finally feeling like man, we say things, and we don’t know if they’re getting it, until we see them doing the things we have told them to do.” Rory Sparrow, who works for the NBA’s player programs department, sees the same thing. “What we have now are guys who understand what the ultimate prize is about,” he explains. “Guys come into the business knowing OK, I’m going to get paid, and I really do want that compensation. And I’m going to enjoy the benefits thereof. But I also know that ultimately you’re not really judged as a great player until you win something.”