Baron Davis Rumors

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Baron Davis
Baron Davis
Position: None
Born: 04/13/79
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:214 lbs. / 97.5 kg.
It was a recent afternoon at the Drew League in South Central Los Angeles, where Davis has spent hundreds of summer days just like this one. On this day he coached his team, BB4L, to a lopsided win. He then relaxed under a beating sun and an older man asked whether Davis is gunning for one more season in the NBA Developmental League. “Nah, I’m trying to get back to the NBA,” Davis, 37, said. “The real thing.” “You’re an inspiration, Baron,” the man answered. “If you can do it, I’m starting to think I can do whatever.”
This summer Davis has been a player-coach, and when he gets into a game he takes some possessions off and goes full tilt to the rim on others. He laughed and said his knees aren’t an issue — “If they give then I guess my career’s over, right?” “I’ve told him you may have one bullet left, one bullet left in that chamber,” said Dino Smiley, the Drew League’s commissioner who has known Davis since he was a child. “And I think you’d be silly not to try to use it.”
In the ‘80s, Byron Scott, Big John Williams and Lester Conner frequented the Drew. In the ‘90s, Paul Pierce and Baron Davis were among those who took up the mantle. In the 2000s, Davis started bringing his buddies, though at that time, Tyronn Lue and Earl Watson were hardly household names. “We were like, ‘That’s it,’” Smiley recalled. “It sustained us and, tie a ribbon on it and let it go.” Then, the 2011 lockout hit. Pros were left searching for competitive runs with NBA rules. Davis directed them to the Drew. The stars followed.
Clippers star Blake Griffin, who won the 2011 dunk contest by jumping over the hood of a Kia Optima, says that he originally planned on jumping over an entire convertible. Joining Barstool Sports’ Pardon My Take podcast, Griffin said the motor company couldn’t grant his wish. “I wanted to jump over a convertible, but I wasn’t allowed to,” Griffin said. “I wanted to have Baron Davis and some of my teammates roll out in a convertible, and then just toss it straight up and jump over the whole thing, instead of just the hood.”
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