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Baron Davis to wear No. 85 to represent 'rebirth'

Posted on: February 28, 2011 11:32 am
Edited on: February 28, 2011 2:40 pm
 
Posted by Royce Young

Most thought 85 would end up being the number of pounds Baron Davis put on after getting word he was dealt to Cleveland. But it's actually going to be the number he wears on his back.

Davis has chosen to wear No. 85 for the Cavaliers to as a dedication to his time spent in Ohio when he was a kid and living with his grandparents on 85th Street

"That's where I had my first basketball court and was introduced to the game," Davis told the Akron Beacon-Journal. "I have to get back to my roots, get back to dribbling -- even if I have to dribble in the snow. I want to just enjoy the game, the love of the game and really enjoy this opportunity of being the best basketball player I can be. I think it's going to happen here."

Maybe he'll change his name to Baron Ocho Cinco as well. We can only hope.

Davis is out right now with some swelling in his left knee, but he should make his first appearance for the Cavs Friday against the Knicks.

This season with the Clippers, Davis had found new energy playing with super rookie Blake Griffin, and while the Clippers were headed straight for the lottery too, Davis is now with the league's worst team. The natural feeling is that Davis would lose focus, put on weight, get out of shape and just mail in the rest of the reason.

Davis though, says that won't be the case. One reason is, he finally doesn't have Clipper owner Donald Sterling yelling at him.

"You never expect the person who signs you to a contract to be the person who hates you the most," Davis said.

Well, don't speak too soon, Baron. Keep in mind, your new owner is Dan Gilbert.
Category: NBA
Comments

Since: Feb 28, 2011
Posted on: February 28, 2011 11:18 pm
 

Baron Davis to wear No. 85 to represent 'rebirth'

I thought it was as a tribute to Dave Logan.



Since: Jul 9, 2008
Posted on: February 28, 2011 6:06 pm
 

Baron Davis to wear No. 85 to represent 'rebirth'

C'Mon People. How can you say Baron Davis isn't in shape.......... ROUND IS a SHAPE !
Baron is going to workout....... and LeBron was going to stay in Cleveland........



Since: Oct 22, 2007
Posted on: February 28, 2011 3:53 pm
 

Baron Davis to wear No. 85 to represent 'rebirth'

heritage: maxbuster, were u referring to the average attendance for the Heat?

His profile says he's a Lakers fan, so maybe he was referring to the average number of real fans at a Lakers game, where the rest of the attendance is rounded out by Hollywood-types who show up with about 1 minute left in the first quarter and leave at halftime.
Tongue out



Since: Aug 22, 2007
Posted on: February 28, 2011 3:33 pm
 

Baron Davis to wear No. 85 to represent 'rebirth'

Hey Maxbuster, 85 people in attendence for the Cavs will still be more than the Pittsburgh NBA team gets for their games. Opps, thats right Pittsburgh does'nt even have a team, LOL, ahahahahah



Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: February 28, 2011 3:13 pm
 

Baron Davis to wear No. 85 to represent 'rebirth'

The Sterling thing is right from the mouths of players like Chris Kaman. As far as Baron Davis goes, yes, all this criticism of Baron Davis is fabricated and unfounded. It's not like he has a history of giving up on bad teams. Oh, wait..



Since: Oct 1, 2006
Posted on: February 28, 2011 3:12 pm
 

Baron Davis to wear No. 85 to represent 'rebirth'

Very unfortunate that Donald Sterling could not put his personal idiocy aside and let the Clippers play basketball.  Baron Davis is still a very talented point guard that was perfect for the youthful Clippers but now Baron should be just fine in Cleveland as he doesn't have to deal with the biggest a-hole in Los Angeles.



Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: February 28, 2011 2:29 pm
 

Baron Davis to wear No. 85 to represent 'rebirth'

PS..your weight jokes are not funny, there is nothing orginal about that...it has been said again & again & again...As far as the owner yelling at him, the only time I have ever heard Dan Glibert say anything about any player was when Lebron butt humped him & his franchise....no wonder he said something. I'm not one of these people who smashes on CBS Sports & the writers every time I speak, but this looks like it was written by a child.You basically copied quotes from The Akron Beacon Journal, and made a couple of stupid jokes.

Step it up.



Since: Sep 10, 2007
Posted on: February 28, 2011 2:25 pm
 

Baron Davis to wear No. 85 to represent 'rebirth'

maxbuster, were u referring to the average attendance for the Heat?



Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: February 28, 2011 2:24 pm
 

Baron Davis to wear No. 85 to represent 'rebirth'

Some players in any sport just need a change of scenery..I always thought the only reason Baron signed with The Clippers was to be close to the movie business, seeing that he owns a company himself.....Might do him some good.



Since: Jan 13, 2009
Posted on: February 28, 2011 2:16 pm
 

Baron Davis to wear No. 85 to represent 'rebirth'

this will match the average number in actual attendance for next season


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