Posts Tagged ‘Glen Davis’

The time Kevin Garnett arm wrestled Big Baby Davis

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Brooklyn Nets center Kevin Garnett is famously one of the NBA’s most intense players — known for his ability to focus so deeply that it can devolve into things like headbutting the basket support or even (very occasionally) perhaps attempting to take a chunk out of an opponent.

KG is also intensely private, mostly eschewing interviews and photoshoots in favor of keeping a low profile off the court. But thank goodness for Brian Scalabrine, KG’s former teammate in Boston who did a spot on Fox Sports the other night and told a tale about a team flight where Garnett and Glen “Big Baby” Davis squared off in an arm wrestling contest for the ages.


VIDEO: KG vs Big Baby

(via TNLP)

Big Baby Gets Kind In Brooklyn

by Zettler Clay IV

NBA games can yield some chin-scratching moments. Gerald Wallace, ever the one to attract contact, is driving toward the hoop for an open layup. Then Glen Davis comes. What happens next is pure benevolence:



Though I’m sure he could have done a better job of avoiding contact, catching your opponent in mid-air during a basketball game shows a certain kind of humanity. In a fit of irony, Big Baby took a page out of Keith Bogansbook. Earlier this season in Brooklyn, Bogans gave Leandro Barbosa a million-dollar sleeper hold to prevent him from crashing onto the court:
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Hardwood karma?

Here’s Something You Don’t See Every Day

by Zettler Clay

On Monday night, the Magic traveled to Boston after a day off to face the Celtics. The Celts, who played Sunday in D.C., were without their star two-guard Ray Allen. The Magic boasted an 11-4 record and were rolling. The writing was on the wall.

Some writing. The Magic shot 25 percent from the field (16 of 65) and the highly anticipated return of Glen ‘Big Baby’ Davis to Boston was overshadowed by Brandon Bass‘ 19 points and eight boards in a molly-whopping in Boston’s favor.

But that wasn’t even the most absurd occurrence of the night:


Attaboy J-Rich! Nothing like a little subterfuge to throw the winning team off track.

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Big Baby vs. Big Ticket

by Zettler Clay

Glen Davis couldn’t be happier to be out of Boston.

OK, he didn’t really say that. Just that he was “really excited” to be in Orlando. Per Fox Sports Florida’s columnist Chris Tomasson:

“My whole career, I was playing behind KG, and I don’t think people really were able to see what I can do,” Davis said in an interview with FOX Sports Florida. “The times that I didn’t have to play behind KG, I did a great job. Now, I’m (with the Magic), and I have an opportunity to be a starter, and I’m just embracing the moment.”

Granted, this could be looked at as merely a guy just being ready for his chance to shine in a new environment. But do you think that the hyper-competitive Kevin Garnett will take those words with a grain of salt? From his former “pupil” nonetheless? Now, instead of yelling at him on his own bench, he gets to taunt him like this:

January 23 couldn’t come soon enough. Now, I just want to know what he is going to do with this TD Garden replica.

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Another NBA player shares his offseason activities

by Micah Hart

First it was Glen Davis, learning to knit and building arena replicas with popsicle sticks. Now Danny Granger is sharing how he spent his time during the lockout, and it’s equally silly:

I believe this is a takeoff of the Madden 2K12 commercials, only with fake Denis Leary taking over for Ben Affleck.

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Glen Davis is ready to quit his hobbies

by Micah Hart

Glen Davis is a natural ham, so it’s no surprise to see him yukking it up about his activities during the break:

My one question for Big Baby — why build a replica of the TD Garden? You’re a free agent baby, expand your horizons! Build the Burj Khalifa or something!

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Bragging Rights Bracket: No. 1 Duke vs. No. 4 LSU



by Micah Hart

For the complete Bragging Rights rules and to vote for other matchups, click here. We now move to the fourth and final region, the South, with No. 1 seed Duke taking on play-in winner and 4-seed LSU, which won the battle of the bigs against Stanford to reach the Sweet 16.

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Duke Blue Devils

Starters (all stats per 48 minutes):

Carlos Boozer, Bulls: 27.1 points, 14.1 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 0.5 blocks, 1.0 steals
Corey Maggette, Bucks: 27.7 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 0.2 blocks, 0.7 steals
Elton Brand, Sixers: 20.8 points, 11.9 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.6 blocks, 1.6 steals
Grant Hill, Suns: 20.8 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 0.7 blocks, 1.3 steals
Luol Deng, Bulls: 21.8 points, 7.1 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 0.7 blocks, 1.2 steals

Missed the cut: Shane Battier, Grizzlies; Chris Duhon, Magic; Mike Dunleavy, Pacers; Gerald Henderson, Bobcats; Dahntay Jones, Pacers; Josh McRoberts, Pacers; JJ Redick, Magic; Shelden Williams, Knicks

Team synopsis: People have a tendency to think that Duke players don’t do so well in the pros, but man, look at this lineup. Big and burly, and good luck keeping Brand, Boozer, and Maggette off the offensive glass. The only thing that could pose a problem for the Dookies is a lack of a top-notch outside shooter or true distributor, but Hill and Deng are good enough. Each guy on this team can put the ball in the basket.

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Looks like the 2012 Academy Awards has an early nominee…

by Zettler Clay

How bad does Glen Davis want that foul call?

Shame on Big Baby. Everybody knows you got to drop immediately and roll a few feet to sell that. He’s no Sean Penn folks.

Bragging Rights Bracket: No. 5 Stanford vs. No. 4 LSU

by Micah Hart

For the complete Bragging Rights rules and to vote for other matchups, click here. Our first Bragging Rights matchup features two schools known for producing big men: the Stanford Cardinal and the LSU Tigers.

Stanford Cardinal VS LSU Tigers

Stanford Cardinal


Starters (all stats per 48 minutes for their current teams):

Josh Childress, Suns: 15.0 points, 8.9 rebounds, 2.41 assists, 1.1 blocks, 1.4 steals
Landry Fields, Knicks:
15.2 points, 10.1 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 0.36 blocks, 1.59 steals
Robin Lopez, Suns:
21.5 points, 10.2 rebounds, 0.4 assists, 1.9 blocks, 1.0 steals
Brook Lopez, Nets
: 27.2 points,  8.2 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 2.2 blocks, 0.8 steals
Jason Collins, Hawks: 8.1 points, 8.1 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 0.7 blocks, 0.7 steals

Missed the cut: Jarron Collins, Clippers

Team synopsis: The Cardinal are interesting for this kind of tournament, with two wingmen (Childress and Fields) and three centers (the Lopez-Lopez-Collins combo). In a regulation NBA game they’d get killed, but in a pickup game, their size could be difficult to deal with. Josh Childress hasn’t gotten a ton of run in Phoenix this season, but his per-48 stats show he can be a productive player. He’s not a great perimeter shooter, but that may be a good thing for Stanford, as I would imagine a team like this would get a lot of offense off putbacks. (more…)

Last night in … sneaking a peek

by Micah Hart

There were several funny moments in yesterday’s Celtics-Heat game in Boston (Glen Davis, cough cough), but perhaps the most hilarious came when Rajon Rondo decided to try to get a closer look at Miami’s strategy. Roll it!

Hilarious. Not exactly sure what Rondo thought was going to happen there, but the way LeBron keeps shoving him away while he keeps trying to creep around the huddle is awesome, and not at all unlike this.

The Celtics beat the Heat, by the way, running their record against them to 3-0 this season and making it all but certain that no matter how the standings finish up, everyone will pick Boston to win the East.

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