Baron Davis
American basketball player
Baron Davis
Baron Walter Louis Davis is an American professional basketball player who has most recently played for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). A two-time NBA All-Star, he was drafted as the third pick in the 1999 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Hornets. He went on to play for the Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Clippers and Cleveland Cavaliers before signing with New York as a free agent in 2011.
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UCLA, not Arizona, is generating all of the Pac-12 buzz
ABC News - about 1 month
UCLA is irresistible. Or, to be more specific, this version?of UCLA -- the 2016-17,? Lonzo-Ball-and- TJ-Leaf-led, sprint-the-ball-up-the-floor-and- do-something-like-this?(!) UCLA -- is irresistible. The four letters on the jersey connote storied and glorious history, sure, but it has been a long time since a team that wore them had this much fun doing so. Steve Alford has put a very good offense on the Pauley Pavilion floor before (in his first season, in 2013-14).? Kevin Love and Russell Westbrook?proved a fairly effective pairing (believe it or not) at the height of former coach Ben Howland's success. Baron Davis once did this to a dude back in the Steve Lavin days. But none of those teams made it this deep into a season playing a brand of basketball this simultaneously effective and infectious: Scoring more than anyone, shooting more accurately than anyone, and soaring up and down the court all.. ...
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Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, and Others Bond With Parenting Foster Youth at Raising Baby
Huffington Post - 5 months
Jordana Brewster, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, and Lindsay Price arrive at Alliance of Moms' Raising Baby (Photo by Rochelle Brodin/Getty Images for Alliance of Moms) Nearly 75% of young women in foster care report being pregnant by 21, and nearly 50% of young men in foster care report impregnating a woman by 21, according to the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. In addition, their children are five times more likely than those in the general population to spend some time in foster care. The Alliance of Moms (AOM), a Los Angeles-based auxiliary of The Alliance for Children's Rights, seeks to support those young parents and their children, while helping to end the intergenerational effects of foster care. Last Saturday, AOM held its flagship event, Raising Baby, an educational health and wellness day for pregnant and parenting foster youth. At the event, Alliance of Moms' volunteers were able to bond with young parents and learn from each other's experiences. The hig ...
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Baron Davis and Wendell Tyler among eight to be inducted into UCLA Athletics' Hall of Fame
LATimes - 8 months
Former NBA All-Star Baron Davis and onetime NFL Pro Bowl running back Wendell Tyler are among eight athletes who will be inducted into UCLA Athletics’ Hall of Fame on Sept. 30, the school announced Monday. The Class of 2016 also includes Jule Adams (softball), Jamie Dantzscher (women’s gynmastics),...
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Metta World Peace Reminds Us Of The Summer He And Lamar Odom Ruled AAU Hoops
Huffington Post - over 1 year
In this picture Sharif Fordam- 6man Lamar Odom -2 guard Eric Barkley -point Ron Artest - 3 Elton Brand -4 Anthony Glover-5 67-1 for the summer around the world and USA. Teenagers Best memories Get well homie #falife #miracleswillhappen A photo posted by Metta World Peace (@mettaworldwide) on Oct 14, 2015 at 9:44am PDT It was just over five years ago when Metta World Peace and Lamar Odom embraced on the parquet floor of Staples Center. The Los Angeles Lakers had just won their 16th NBA championship, and for World Peace and Odom -- who grew up playing AAU basketball together -- the professional title surely brought back memories of their New York City youth basketball dominance from a bygone decade.  With the heartbreaking news that former NBA Sixth Man of the Year Odom was hospitalized on Tuesday, World Peace posted a throwback photo on Instagram of that AAU team, the Riverside Church Hawks. Looking back, that Hawks roster is chock-full of soon-to-be pros. ...
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NBA Stars Send Thoughts And Prayers To Lamar Odom
Huffington Post - over 1 year
NBA players everywhere are reacting to news that former NBA star Lamar Odom is "fighting for his life" after being hospitalized. Odom was found unconscious in a Nevada brothel on Tuesday afternoon and remains in a coma, according to multiple reports. Former Los Angeles Lakers teammate Kobe Bryant reportedly left Tuesday night's Lakers preseason game early to visit Odom, who's currently being cared for at a Las Vegas hospital. While Bryant headed out to check on Odom, other NBA stars tweeted well-wishes for Odom and his family: PRAYERS all the way UP for my brother Lamar Odom!!! — DWade (@DwyaneWade) October 14, 2015 I can't help but to be up right now... THINKING about my ex teammate/ friend LO.. On my knees praying...please God let him pull thru.. — DWade (@DwyaneWade) October 14, 2015 Prayers go out to Lamar Odom and his family please God anything u can do to help him thru this — Paul Pierce (@paulpierce34) October 14, 2015 Praying fo ...
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Baron Davis Marries Isabella Brewster!
US Magazine - about 3 years
NBA player Baron Davis married Jordana Brewster's younger sister Isabella Brewster (whose ex-boyfriends include Russell Brand and Bradley Cooper) This article originally appeared on Baron Davis Marries Isabella Brewster!
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Mandalay Sports Media Acquires Roadside Entertainment
Yahoo News - about 3 years
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mandalay Sports Media (MSM) announced today that it has acquired Roadside Entertainment, a leading sports and entertainment production company based in New York City and founded by veteran producers Ron Yassen and John Hirsch.  Roadside and its staff will operate under the Mandalay Sports Media banner and Mr. Yassen and Mr. Hirsch will become Executive Vice Presidents of Production for MSM.  The acquisition establishes an east coast hub for MSM, and bolsters the company's production and editorial capacity. Launched in 2004, Roadside produces a diverse range of programming for television, digital platforms and in branded entertainment, in both long and short form formats.  Its portfolio includes TV series and specials for ESPN ("The ESPY Awards"), IFC, ABC, VH1, BET, the Sundance Channel, the NFL Network, CBS, and Showtime.  The company also creates branded entertainment and commercial projects for blue-chip clients such as Reebok, Microsoft, EA ...
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Baron Davis & NBA Friends Lend A Hand At Common Sense Media's GameOn! Fundraiser (PHOTOS)
Huffington Post - over 3 years
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. Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization that advocates for responsible media and technology use by children, honored teen athlete Tom Schaar, the youngest-ever X Games gold medalist, and actress Ashley Rickards of MTV's "Awkward" at the event. Other celebrities at the fundraiser included couple Jennifer Grey and Clark Gregg, Lisa Kudrow, Greg Germann and "Lab Rats" star Tyrel Jackson Williams. Check out the sweetest photos from the fundraiser below.
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NBA star 'abducted by aliens'
Byron Shire News - over 3 years
NEW York Knicks star Baron Davis claims he encountered "scary looking" extraterrestrials on a recent drive in the Californian desert.  
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Etan Thomas: Celebrities Inspire a Fatherhood Movement
Huffington Post Sports - almost 4 years
Since the release of my book Fatherhood Rising To The Ultimate Challenge last year, I have traveled the country to encourage young people who they can be anything they want to be in life no matter what their circumstances. It always amazes me how much hearing that message from an athlete or rapper or actor they recognize resonates with them. It's the reason why I started a fatherhood movement and connected with a wide a range of men to give personal accounts about responsibility, triumphs, struggles and what it takes for young people to succeed. This fatherhood movement has been rapidly growing. What's reaffirming to me is that the young men who we encounter want to do something with their lives -- they want to make the right decisions, they want to have an impact on the world. They just are looking for guidance. That fact is sometimes lost on many who still see young people as the scourge of society. But at a recent fatherhood panel during the NBA All Star Week ...
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#SayNoToAdidas: A Call to Action Against Adidas's UCLA Uni Destruction
Bruins Nation - almost 4 years
Bumped. From Fanposts. If you are on Twitter swarm around this post today. GO BRUINS. - BN EDs. OK, friends.... It's time to stand up and be heard again. According to the information that is out there, these new Adidas "Zubaz" uniforms will be worn throughout the conference and NCAA tourneys. That gives us about 2 weeks to convince the Morgan Center how ill-conceived these uniforms really are. This campaign should take a three-prong approach: phone, email, and social media. When using social media, use the following hashtags: #SayNoToAdidas #RefuseToWearThem (if you are tweeting current players only) #FireDanGuerrero If you need a twitter primer, please refer to the DefendOurLogo primer that I put together a few months ago. Relevant Phone Numbers: Dan Guerrero's office: 310-206-6382 Chancellor's office: 310-825-2151 Relevant Email addresses: Relevant Twitter Handles: Adrian Klemm @IAMKLEM ...
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YIVO Gala; Food Allergy Initiative Ball; and Business Dynasty Gala
Forward - about 4 years
“I’m not Franco-centric, but you understand from my Gallic English that I am French,” said Baron David de Rothschild, honoree at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research’s 87th Benefit, which was held at the Center for Jewish History on December 4. Click here for the rest of the article...
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Andrew Bogut era should be a beauty
San Francisco Chronicle - over 4 years
Andrew Bogut era should be a beauty Warriors general manager Bob Myers joined Bob Fitzgerald and Jim Barnett on the Comcast telecast for the entire second quarter of Tuesday night's exhibition game against Phoenix, and there was plenty to talk about, with justifiable optimism on several fronts. The timetable of Bogut's ankle surgery suggests that his recovery is on schedule, but it won't be long before there's a feeling of desperation in the air. If the Warriors really intend to make the playoffs, they can't afford two weeks of whimsical experimentation - or, worse, a continuation of the Old Warriors look we've seen during the exhibition season. Warriors fans have been watching a tortured version of authentic offensive strategy for decades, including the "We Believe" team. Baron Davis and Stephen Jackson did some nice pick-and-roll work that year, but it always came down to a discouraging torrent of three-point shots - a certain path to mediocrity or an early ...
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Baron Davis, Swin Cash bring the funny to Olympic debate
USA Today - over 4 years
Perhaps once All-Stars Baron Davis and Swin Cash retire from basketball, they can team up to host their own talk show.
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British Baron Davis talks Dream Team
USA Today - over 4 years
Knicks guard Baron Davis has spent the Olympics channeling a new character for his films.
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NBA Rumors: Houston Rockets Would Be Wise to Sign Jeremy Lin to Big Offer Sheet
Bleacher Report - over 4 years
Just about a week ago it seemed like a pretty safe bet that point guard Jeremy Lin would be back with the New York Knicks next season, but suddenly things aren't so clear. The Houston Rockets have interest and signing Lin to a big offer sheet would be a win-win situation. According to Chris Broussard of ESPN, the Rockets plan to bring Lin in for a visit on Wednesday. The Knicks have the right to match any offer since Lin is a restricted free agent, so if the Rockets are truly interested in the rising star, then there is no reason for them not to make an offer. The Rockets have flirted with trading current point guard Kyle Lowry, and signing Lin would pretty much guarantee his departure. If Lin signs the offer sheet and the Knicks match, then it doesn't hurt Houston in the least. In fact, the Rockets could back load Lin's contract and damage the Knicks' cap flexibility down the line if they ultimately match. Essentially the worst possible outcome is that the Knicks are stuck with a ...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Baron Davis
  • 2016
    On January 15, 2016, he signed a contract to play in the NBA Development League, and on March 2, he was acquired by the Delaware 87ers.
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  • 2015
    On November 12, 2015, Davis co-starred alongside Kyrie Irving, Ray Allen and J. B. Smoove as Louis in the fourth episode of "Uncle Drew", a series of Pepsi Max advertisements written and directed by Irving.
    More Details Hide Details Davis will appear in the upcoming Chinese film My Other Home starring Stephon Marbury.
    He also played himself in the 2015 film The Night Before, and portrayed a doctor in Joe Dirt 2.
    More Details Hide Details In 2012, Davis formed the gaming company 5 Balloons Interactive with Sean O’Brien, formerly of EA Sports, to produce games for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. Their first game was called "Getting Buckets".
    In six games for Delaware to conclude the 2015–16 season, Davis averaged 12.8 points, 2.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.2 steals per game.
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    He made a return to the basketball court in July 2015, scoring 44 points in the Drew League (which was the subject of his documentary "The Drew: No Excuse, Just Produce"), and subsequently announced his interest in returning to the NBA.
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  • 2014
    In April 2014, Brewster announced she and Davis were expecting a child. In January 2016, Brewster gave birth to the couple's second child.
    More Details Hide Details In addition to his NBA career, Davis has had an increasing role in the film industry, with the intention of making it a full-time career when his playing days are over. He is a member of the Screen Actors Guild, having earned membership by appearing in movies such as The Cookout and guest-starring on the ABC Family show Lincoln Heights and ABC's The Forgotten. He has made appearances both as himself and fictional characters in movies and on television, and has also been involved in producing a number of films, ranging from The Pool Boys to Crips and Bloods: Made in America. Davis and high school friend, Cash Warren, formed a production company called Verso Entertainment in 2005. Davis appeared on the DVD commentary track of the 2008 film Step Brothers alongside Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly, and appears as himself during season three of Hot In Cleveland. He appeared in the 2012 film That's My Boy as a gym teacher, and in 2015, he appeared in Yahoo! Screen's Sin City Saints, playing the role of Billy Crane.
    On January 30, 2014, Davis married former Creative Artists Agency (CAA) agent Isabella Brewster, the sister of actress Jordana Brewster.
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  • 2012
    Davis became an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2012, but he was expected to be out until May 2013 while recovering from his surgery.
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    Davis took over as the Knicks' starting point guard following the season-ending injury to Jeremy Lin. He also started the four playoff games he played in. On May 6, 2012, during Game 4 of the first round of the playoffs in New York's win against the Miami Heat, Davis injured his right knee while dribbling down the court.
    More Details Hide Details He was carted off the court on a stretcher. He underwent surgery after an MRI revealed a partial tear of the patellar tendon in his right knee and complete tears of the right ACL and MCL.
    He did not make his debut for the Knicks until February 20, 2012, coming off the bench to score a three-pointer along with an assist.
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  • 2011
    On December 19, 2011, Davis signed a one-year contract with the New York Knicks, choosing New York over the Lakers and Heat who also expressed interest in signing Davis.
    More Details Hide Details At the time of the signing, Davis had a herniated disk in his back.
    On December 14, 2011, the Cavaliers waived Davis via the amnesty clause.
    More Details Hide Details He will still make the $30 million over the two years left on his contract, but it will not count against Cleveland's salary cap. The Cavaliers had drafted Kyrie Irving with their first overall pick, and wanted to give him the starting point guard spot, and opted to allow Davis to seek a starting job on a contending team. The Knicks and Lakers were both in the market for a point guard at the time.
    On February 24, 2011, Davis was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers along with a first round pick (which turned out to be the first overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft, Kyrie Irving), in exchange for Mo Williams and Jamario Moon.
    More Details Hide Details This trade to Cleveland marked a reunion between Davis and former coach Byron Scott, to which Davis was quoted as saying "I know we're together for a reason. There's some things my game can benefit from just playing in his system". Davis chose to wear no. 85 to honor his grandparents who raised him in Los Angeles and whose house was on 85th Street. In his debut with the Cavs, Baron scored 18 points, grabbed 4 rebounds got 5 assists, and made four three-point shots, in a win over the New York Knicks. Despite joining a Cavaliers team who at the time of the trade had the worst record in the NBA (which included a record-setting 26-game losing streak), Davis helped the Cavaliers close the season with several victories, including a 102–90 upset victory over LeBron James and the Miami Heat, to ensure that Cleveland did not have the worst record in the league at the season's end.
  • 2008
    On July 1, 2008, Davis verbally agreed to a 5-year, $65 million deal to play for his hometown-team, the Los Angeles Clippers, and officially signed with the Clippers on July 10, 2008.
    More Details Hide Details Davis initially decided to join the Clippers with the intent of playing with Elton Brand, but Brand shockingly opted out of his contract to sign with the Philadelphia 76ers. After officially signing with the Clippers, Davis said that Brand's departure had no impact on his decision to come to Los Angeles. Prior to Davis' arrival, the Clippers had never even won their division or conference, and had only advanced past the first round of the playoffs twice since entering the league in 1970. Davis promised to change that, and despite Brand's departure, Clippers fans remained excited to have a star who could compete with crosstown rival Kobe Bryant's popularity. Davis' first year with the Clippers was marked with a series of injuries and disappointments, as the Clippers struggled to a 19–63 record in which Davis was only able to play 65 games, and saw his points per game average and field goal percentage take a steep decline. Despite this, Davis did produce a few bright spots on the year. On November 22, he scored 30 points and handed out 10 assists in a game against the New Jersey Nets. He also had a pair of 20-assist games on the year.
    On June 30, 2008, Davis opted out of his contract with the Golden State Warriors.
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  • 2007
    After the 2007–08 season, in which the Warriors were narrowly edged out of playoff contention despite a record of 48–34 (led by Davis – who remained injury-free throughout the season – with averages of 21.6 PPG, 8 assists, 4.6 RPG), Davis's agent Todd Ramasar stated that Davis might opt out of his contract with the Warriors, which would have paid him $17.8 million, to pursue other options.
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    Davis averaged 25.3 points, 6.5 assists, 2.9 steals, and 4.5 rebounds per game in the 2007 Playoffs.
    More Details Hide Details In 2008, during a playoff elimination game against the Phoenix Suns, Coach Nelson benched Davis at halftime due to his poor play (shooting 2–13 in 17 minutes). Down fourteen at the half, the Warriors lost by six. Some sportswriters criticized Nelson's decision to bench his team's star with an entire half left to play; other writers speculated about possible friction between Davis and Nelson, which Nelson denied.
    Steve Kerr, then television analyst, called Davis' performance in the 2007 NBA Playoffs "outrageous stunningly athletic and creative and explosive."
    More Details Hide Details Davis' playoff highlights included numerous acrobatic layups, a buzzer-beating half-court three-pointer, and a memorable dunk over Andrei Kirilenko. The Utah Jazz eliminated the undersized Warriors 4 games to 1.
  • 2005
    On February 24, 2005, Davis was traded from the Hornets to the Golden State Warriors for guard Speedy Claxton and veteran forward Dale Davis after tension with the Hornets' coaching staff and several nagging injuries.
    More Details Hide Details The move created one of the more potent backcourts in the NBA with Davis and star guard Jason Richardson. It also saw Davis' return to California, where he had craved to return since his college days at UCLA. After two seasons in which the Warriors underachieved under coach Mike Montgomery, the Warriors hired former coach Don Nelson for the 2006–07 season. His high-scoring offensive system was designed to fit Davis's up-tempo style. Although Davis suffered through knee soreness and underwent surgery during the season, he still led the Warriors to their first playoff appearance since 1994. The Warriors swept the regular season series against the Mavericks 3–0, giving them an advantage and won the series against the top-seeded Dallas Mavericks 4–2, making them the 1st No. 8 seed to beat a No. 1 seed since the NBA changed the 1st round from a 5-game series to a 7-game series. It was numerically the largest upset in the history of the NBA playoffs, with the 67–15 Mavericks' regular-season win-loss record 25 games better than the 42–40 Warriors'. Davis averaged 25 points per game in the series.
  • 2002
    He played for the US national team in the 2002 FIBA World Championship.
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    He was also selected as an injury replacement for Vince Carter in the 2002 NBA All-Star Game.
    More Details Hide Details The Hornets made the playoffs with Davis for the third time in as many years, but after defeating the Tracy McGrady-led Orlando Magic in the opening round, they were eliminated in the second round by the Jason Kidd-led New Jersey Nets. In the summer of 2002, the Hornets relocated from Charlotte, North Carolina, to New Orleans. In the New Orleans Hornets' inaugural season, Davis suffered multiple injuries that limited him to just 50 games. He was still able to lead the Hornets back to the playoffs, but they would fall to the Allen Iverson-led Philadelphia 76ers in the first round. Iverson would later describe Davis as the most difficult defensive assignment of his career. The following season saw a similar result, injuries limited Davis to 67 games and the Hornets were ousted in the first round of the playoffs by the Dwyane Wade-led Miami Heat.
  • 2001
    Davis is credited with making the longest shot in NBA history at the Bradley Center on February 17, 2001, when he buried an 89-foot shot with .7 seconds remaining in the third quarter against the Milwaukee Bucks.
    More Details Hide Details The next season, Davis again started all 82 games while averaging 18 points and 8.5 assists per game.
  • 1999
    Davis was the third pick in the 1999 NBA draft by the Charlotte Hornets.
    More Details Hide Details In his NBA debut, a 100–86 win over the Orlando Magic, Davis scored nine points, and added five rebounds, two assists and two steals. In Davis' first year, he backed up Eddie Jones and David Wesley, as the Hornets lost in the first round of the playoffs to the 76ers in four games. Davis saw better success the following year, as his averages in points, assists, steals and minutes per game all increased and he started all 82 games for the Hornets. Davis lead the Hornets back into the playoffs, and swept the Miami Heat before being defeated by the Ray Allen-led Milwaukee Bucks in seven games in the second round.
    Surprisingly, though, he made a full recovery the next season and seemed to have regained nearly all of the speed, quickness, and explosiveness he had before the injury while doing enough on the basketball court to warrant his declaring for the 1999 NBA draft after his sophomore campaign.
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  • 1998
    In 1998, Davis was named the Pac-10 Freshman of the Year and made the Third Team All-America his sophomore year in 1999.
    More Details Hide Details In Davis' two years at UCLA, he averaged 13.6 points and 5.1 assists for the Bruins. While coming down from a dunk during an NCAA Tournament game his freshman year, he injured his knee and tore his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).
  • 1997
    Davis then enrolled at UCLA in 1997 without problem.
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    He was also selected to play in the prestigious McDonald's All-American High School Basketball Game in Colorado Springs in 1997, playing with future NBA players Elton Brand, Shane Battier, Larry Hughes and Ron Artest, and winning the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest despite being the smallest man in the competition at 6'2".
    More Details Hide Details After a highly contested recruiting battle that saw Kansas, Georgia Tech, Duke, and UCLA in hot pursuit for his services, Davis selected UCLA as his school of choice, so that he could play in front of his family and friends.
  • 1991
    During this time, Davis was involved in a minor controversy pertaining to his driving a 1991 Chevy Blazer that was a gift from his sister, then a UCLA employee.
    More Details Hide Details The car was sold to her by a member of Jim Harrick's family. At the time, Harrick was the UCLA men's basketball coach, presenting both a conflict of interest and a potential recruiting violation, since rumor had it that the car was purchased below market value. The controversy subsided when it was discovered that Davis' sister had, in fact, bought the car at the listed blue-book price.
  • 1979
    Born on April 13, 1979.
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