Matt on 10 30, 2009
Glen “Big Baby” Davis had surgery on his broken right thumb after he punched his drunken friend. Davis is out six weeks, and the Celtics are going to suspend him.
Officers found Davis at 4 a.m. Monday walking shirtless near a black SUV that had stopped in the middle of the road. For the love of God, keep your shirt on Glen! Nobody wants to see that!
“I am extremely disappointed that this incident occurred and that it will prevent me from starting the season with the rest of my teammates,” he said. “My teammates and the entire Celtics organization are extremely important to me and I will do my best to expedite the healing process and be back on the court as soon as possible,” said Davis. “I was defending myself. I wasn’t just fighting. I feel like I let my team down by breaking my hand. I have to make better decisions on how I choose my friends.”
The team’s owner Wyc Grousbeck is now saying, “I’m not going to call him ‘Big Baby’ anymore. He’s Glen. He needs to act like Glen. We’ll decide what to do once I talk to him, once we talk to him today.”
Good. I’m glad. Although his nickname has been proven to be very appropriate (once crying on the bench after Garnett chewed him out), he really needs to grow up.
How could we forget last season’s playoffs when Davis hit a buzzer beater, then proceeded to plow over some kid sitting courtside? That kid’s probably scarred for life. I know I would be if a 6 foot 9 obese man was charging at me.
Maybe I could understand if Davis punched some random guy in a nightclub or something. Maybe. But knocking out your drunken best friend right before the NBA season starts? Really? Pro athletes never cease to amaze me.