Antonio Lee Davis was born on October 31,1968 and is an American former professional basketball player who played for the Indiana Pacers, Toronto Raptors, Chicago Bulls, and New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association.
18 Facts About Antonio Davis
Antonio Davis played for Panathinaikos BC in Greece and Philips Milano in Italy.
Antonio Davis played college basketball at UTEP under coach Don Haskins from 1986 to 1990.
Antonio Davis was drafted by the Indiana Pacers in the second round, 45th overall of the 1990 NBA draft.
Antonio Davis initially went on to play with professional teams in Europe, rather than play in the NBA.
The next year the Pacers won 52 games and the Central Division title thanks to the addition of Mark Jackson; Antonio Davis meanwhile played in 44 games averaging 7.6 points a game with 6.4 rebounds a game as he missed significant time due to injury.
Antonio Davis averaged 11.5 points, 8.8 rebounds with 1.3 blocks for the Raptors as they won 45 games and advanced to the playoffs for the first time in franchise history where they faced a strong, talented New York Knicks team now led by Ewing, Latrell Sprewell and Allan Houston in the first round.
The Knicks swept the Raptors in three games, despite Antonio Davis averaging 13.0 points with 8.3 rebounds and 1.3 blocks a game.
Antonio Davis averaged 9.5 points a game with 6.8 rebounds in 6 playoff games.
That summer Antonio Davis was elected the President of the NBA Players' Association at the union's annual convention on June 28,2005.
On January 18,2006, Antonio Davis was ejected from a Knicks-Bulls game for going into the stands and confronting a fan he alleges was intoxicated and abusive.
Antonio Davis said he was concerned about his wife, whom he thought he had seen falling back and being touched by the fan.
On February 3,2006, Antonio Davis was traded back to the Raptors for Jalen Rose and a first-round draft pick, and an undisclosed sum of cash.
On March 23,2006, Antonio Davis was released by the Raptors after his injury was diagnosed by the team's doctors as being season-ending.
Antonio Davis played for Team USA at the 1989 Tournament of the Americas and 2002 FIBA World Championship, winning the silver medal in the 1989 event.
In 2000, Antonio Davis won the Sears Community Service Award for his charity work.
In 2019, through his Attorney, Antavius Weems, Antonio Davis announced that he was divorcing his wife, Kendra, stating that they both had decided to move on.
Antonio Davis was a part of the 2017 National Championship team and was drafted 10th in the 2017 WNBA Draft by the Dallas Wings forgoing her last year of college eligibility.