Big Problems With Big Baby: A Celtics Fan’s Reluctant Realization

November 9th, 2009 by Keith Testa Leave a reply »
I’ve been biting my tongue for the better part of two seasons—primarily because he’s had flashes of brilliance, including perhaps the most clutch shot delivered during the Celtics playoff run last spring, but also because you never like to admit you’ve lost rooting interest in a player on your favorite team.

But the time has come for a declaration: I’ve had enough of Big Baby Davis.

The Celtics, I’m sure, are approaching the same level of concern, a particularly perplexing position to be in, given that he hasn’t yet played a game after receiving a contract extension in the off—season.

The chronicle of Davis’ broken thumb, an injury suffered in a playful dust—up with an old college friend, has been widely reported, and is certainly the source of a great deal of frustration. But a recent report from ESPN, that Davis would eventually like to pursue a career in the NFL, is what officially sent me over the edge.

In it, Davis declares his interest in pro football, stating “I will try it.” But it’s the following comment that caught my attention.

“When I become an All-Star in the NBA, when I become a great player in t ...

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