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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.
Now playing basketball on film in this, you have to convincingly look like a player but you also have to deal with camera setups and all of that. What is the different discipline of playing basketball for a TV show, for the TV camera? Baron Davis: You know it’s kind of like playing basketball for Mike Dunleavy. He tells you to do everything out there anyway. You feel like a robot. So I was pretty much used to it. So when we did get in the arena and the cameras were on I was like, “Oh, I’m used to being told what to do every time I dribble the ball so this won’t bother me at all.”
How are you feeling health-wise? Baron Davis: “I’m feeling good, man. I’m working out a lot, getting back in basketball shape. At some point, I’m going to get a call and a workout, and I’ll show them what I can do. But it feels good to just be able to play again and be back on the court, and now it’s just a matter of climbing back up that mountain and proving to people that I can still do it.”
Because Yahoo is trying to be funny, rather than just having the season get away from them. Yahoo is getting into the streaming, scripted show market, and one of their new shows is “Sin City Saints” about a fictional NBA team in Las Vegas. The show features former NBA players Rick Fox and Baron Davis, plus Malin Akerman, Tom Arnold and Andrew Santino. From executive producer Mike Tollin (“One Tree Hill,” “Smallville,” “Varsity Blues”) and Mandalay Sports Media.
Our sources say Davis — the #3 overall pick in the 1999 NBA Draft — has been speaking with several squads who feel he could be a good backup for a young point guard. We’re told the Clippers and the Cavs are among the playoff contenders interested in Davis … with the Lakers also in the conversation. We’re told so far … there is NOT a deal in place, but that could change very soon.
Woven Digital, a publisher of fast-growing pop culture news and entertainment sites which include UPROXX and BroBible, today announced that it has raised $18 million in Series A financing led by Institutional Venture Partners (IVP). Also participating are Advancit Capital, The San Francisco 49ers, United Talent Agency, senior partners from leading entertainment law firm Ziffren Brittenhanm LLP, MySpace and SGN co-founder Chris DeWolfe, Buddy Media co-founder Mike Lazerow, and former NBA players Baron Davis and Jermaine O’Neal. IVP Principal Somesh Dash will join Woven’s board of directors.
Fox may have a fictional Latvian basketball player in New Girl‘s Winston, but a new comedy in development brings some professional NBA talent to the network. EW can confirm that Fox has made a script commitment to a half-hour comedy loosely based on NBA all-star Baron Davis’ life. The untitled single-camera comedy will be written by The Cleveland Show‘s Courtney Lilly and tell the story of a kid from South Central who, thanks to a scholarship, is able to attend a prestigious suburban school. With this change, he has to learn how to balance the two different facets of his home and school life.
Blake Griffin: As Baron is lining up, Sterling started flapping his arms and yelled to no one in particular, “Why are you letting him shoot the free throw? He’s awful! He’s terrible! He’s the worst free throw shooter ever!” Baron had been shooting like 87 percent that season. He was by far our best free throw shooter on the floor. I was standing at half court, right next to Sterling’s seats, watching this out of the corner of my eye, trying not to laugh. I looked at the guys on the other team, like, I cannot believe this is happening right now.
He is 35 now and hasn’t played in a game in more than two years, but Baron Davis insists he’s serious about a comeback in the NBA. Davis is in Las Vegas for summer league, just as he is every year. Only now, the former Cavs guard is looking for a job. Davis tore the ACL and MCL in his right knee during the New York Knicks’ playoff series against the Miami Heat two years ago. He’s still not 100 percent, labeling his health “somewhere in the 80s,” but believes he can contribute to a team and said he’d love to return to Cleveland. “Cleveland always has a special place in my heart because when I got traded there, people doubted whether I’d ever play and those fans embraced me and the organization embraced me,” Davis said. “At that time, I needed Cleveland more than Cleveland needed me.”
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Sterling’s antics were obvious and he didn’t hide even from the stars of his team: “Baron was actually trying to chatter, get some time with him one on one, but he would never want to talk with Baron. It wasn’t like it is now, it wasn’t to this extent, we were able to be there, trying to play to the best of our abilities, but at the same time it was hard, because Baron had a hard time playing for that man, knowing what he do”.
Some day, Davis hopes to have a more personal rooting interest in the awards show. He already is more involved in the film industry than any of his contemporaries in the NBA. Since 2002, he’s been working on film projects, and he’s currently writing his first script for a potential Christmas completion, a basketball title that he says is like “Boyz n the Hood meets He Got Game.” “Maybe it’ll be Oscar-worthy,” he said, laughing, “but hopefully it’ll be something that will give me the respect that I’m just looking for.”
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In the meantime, Davis’ No. 1 focus is making a return to the NBA, and he’s been training in Vancouver with Steve Nash at times. Davis hasn’t played since May 2012, when, during the first round of the playoffs, he suffered a partial tear of the patella tendon in his right knee and complete tears of the right anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments. “I still want to see where I stand and chase that dream, especially the way I went out on that injury,” said Davis, who’s been chronicling his comeback trail in a mockumentary series on TNT. “I want to just get back to playing a little bit. I definitely want to get back on the court and conquer that.”
It’s been some time since we’ve had Baron Davis in our lives, and that is unfortunate because Baron Davis is awesome. Here Davis teams up with Steve Nash in a video detailing his “efforts” to return to the NBA. You will laugh at this. This could have ended up being very dumb, but Nash and Davis possess enough charisma and comedic timing to make it work. And thanks to Davis, we now have a new term to describe guys like Zach Randolph: “Dominant fat.”
Baron Davis has a teammate for life! The NBA player married former CAA agent Isabella Brewster over the weekend of Jan. 31, five months after Us Weekly confirmed their engagement. Brewster’s older sister, Fast & Furious star Jordana Brewster, posted about the big day on her Twitter and WhoSay accounts. “Ready for auntie’s wedding!” she captioned a sweet photo of herself with son Julian, 4 months, in a little tux. “Congratulations @BellaBrewster.”
Baron Davis has a new play in mind: TV host. Swinging by Tuesday’s episode of Chelsea Lately, the NBA star dished with Chelsea Handler about How I Rock It, the new men’s style show he’s emceeing for Esquire. “It’s a men’s style show,” the 34-year-old Davis told the funny lady. “It’s like taking trendsetters and people like that and showing them in their daily life. The things that they like to do instead of so much like the clothes that they wear. So it’s just like taking it a level deep and like getting inside their personality.”
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Who would make your “Dream Team” when it comes to the league’s top dressers? Baron Davis: I would say Tyson Chandler and Russell Westbrook. Those would kind of be my two fashionistas. I would go with LeBron as far as that gentleman prepster meets street culture. I like James Harden, he has an original look. And probably Dwyane Wade, because Dwyane Wade, he’s the one guy who kind of actually started the whole trend of really thinking outside the box.
Former NBA athletes Baron Davis and Jarron Collins teamed up with current free agent Jason Collins and J.J. Redick of the LA Clippers for a Sunday afternoon of basketball and video games at Common Sense Media’s GameOn! Fundraiser in Los Angeles. The family-friendly event, which took place at Sony Pictures Studios, attracted over 500 attendees who were treated to sneak peeks of upcoming video games like Skylanders SWAP Force and basketball games led by the NBA players.
How was that phone call when you were told Ukraine wanted you? PJ: My agent Andre Buck told me ‘Yo, this is getting serious, man’. I really thought about it and all my friends told me I should do it. You are going out there, you’re going to play basketball, even though you are away from home… Get that experience, playing for coach Fratello. Go for it. Everybody was pushing me to do it: Baron Davis, Bobby Brown, Brandon Heath, Trevor Ariza...
Baron Davis says he has continued the rehabilitation process on the gruesome knee injury he suffered in the 2012 playoffs while playing for the Knicks. After taking the last season off (he spent a lot of time around the Knicks), he 34-year-old said he plans to return to the NBA this season. “My whole thing is to get in the best shape of my life and by September or October be ready to showcase my talent and try out for whoever I need to try out for,” he said. “I think the most important thing is being in shape.”
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Former Cavaliers’ guard Baron Davis told the hosts of “The Champs” podcast he was inducted by aliens in the desert while driving from Las Vegas to L.A. two weeks ago. “I’m a little tired and see this light and I think it’s a big truck,” Davis said. “The next thing you know I was like in this big steel thing…with these crazy looking half-human people.” Sounds ridiculous, but maybe he nodded off. Maybe the big steel thing was Madison Square Garden and one of the big-eyed beings poking at Davis was Spike Lee? The hosts weren’t sure what to make of his story, twice asking him if he were serious.
“The Champs” hosts Neal Brennan and Moshe Kasher pushed Baron on the story, telling him, “We don’t know if you’re being serious or not.” “They were poking me on my nose and they were, like, looking me in my eyes,” Baron responded. “They had my hands like, tied up and the next thing you know, I was f***ing in Montebello, dude, burning rubber on the way back to LA. It was like four o’clock in the morning.” The NBA star finished his story explaining how the experience — or whatever you wanna call it — changed him: “I come back and I’m like, sharper and s**t. I’m retaining information.”
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A source with knowledge of Davis’ plans told Sporting News that Davis is, indeed, working out in the Los Angeles area with eyes on a comeback. But the source conceded that Davis, who now is 34, is still a “longshot” to actually take the floor in the NBA again. In the wake of his injury, Davis had vowed to come back and play again. But just how much demand there will be for a player his age who had trouble staying on the court even before the injury (Davis struggled with the Knicks as he returned from a bulging disc problem in his back) is questionable.