Big Baby Shouldn’t Have Apologized

big babyGlen “Big Baby” Davis hit the biggest shot of his life, sprinted up the court in excitement, and bumped a fan along the way. The fan didn’t fall down or get injured whatsoever, but he was a kid. And now the boy’s father and Magic fans are outraged that Davis would do something like that.

Seriously people, this is absurd. It’s not like he took a swing at a fan or had any malicious intent at all. Big Baby was excited – who wouldn’t be – and as he celebrated by running up the court, arms flailing, he accidentally made contact with a fan who was less than a yard away from the court. It’s like getting upset at a player who jumps into the stands and tries to save the ball. It was a split-second emotional reaction, not an intended attack on the kid.

The uproar over this is beyond absurd. Competitive sports must always maintain their integrity, honesty, and humility, because no one likes a sore-winner or a sore-loser. But the politically correct, be-super-careful-what-you-say attitude has now infiltrated the NBA.

And guess what? The Magic fans of course got there wish, because the NBA wasn’t going to risk the bad press that of course manipulate this innocent celebration into a savage attack. Davis today said, “If I’ve hurt anybody or if I’ve done any harm to anybody, please forgive me because my intentions were just harmless”. Continue reading “Big Baby Shouldn’t Have Apologized”

So I Haven’t Updated in a While…

It has been nearly three weeks since my last post and instead of trying to catch up with the hundred stories that I missed, I figured I’d skip those and jump right to the NBA Draft. The overall outcome of the draft was fairly predictable with a few surprise trades in between. As mentioned by John Hollinger in this article, the Celtics and Knicks both have desperate general managers who made one last leap of faith and hoped that they got lucky. Danny Ainge came to Boston and restructured the entire team, ridding the organizationg of old, washed up players and bringing in young talent. Unfortunately, Ainge and his scouts cannot judge talent, so the trades they made and the players they drafted dumbfounded even the casual fan. Continue reading “So I Haven’t Updated in a While…”