Baron Walter Louis Davis was born on April 13,1979 and is an American former professional basketball player who is a studio analyst for the NBA on TNT.
55 Facts About Baron Davis
Baron Davis was a two-time NBA All-Star, made the All-NBA Third Team in 2004, and twice led the NBA in steals.
Baron Davis was drafted with the third overall pick in the 1999 NBA draft by the Charlotte Hornets.
Baron Davis played in the NBA for the New Orleans Hornets, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Clippers, Cleveland Cavaliers and New York Knicks.
Baron Davis was a star high school player while at Crossroads School.
Baron Davis holds the NBA's career playoff record for steals per game with an average of 2.28 over 50 games.
Baron Davis was born in Los Angeles and grew up in the South Central area.
That year, Baron Davis was named Gatorade National Player of the Year and a Parade All-American.
Baron Davis was selected to play in the prestigious McDonald's All-American High School Basketball Game in Colorado Springs in 1997, playing with future NBA players Elton Brand, Shane Battier, Larry Hughes and Ron Artest.
The controversy subsided when it was discovered that Baron Davis's sister had, in fact, bought the car at fair market value.
In 1998, Baron Davis was named the Pac-10 Freshman of the Year and made the third-team All-American his sophomore year in 1999.
Baron Davis was the third pick in the 1999 NBA draft by the Charlotte Hornets.
Baron Davis saw better success the following year, as his averages in points, assists, steals and minutes per game all increased and he started all 82 games for the Hornets.
Baron Davis is credited with making the longest shot in NBA history at the Bradley Center on February 17,2001, when he made an 89-foot shot with 0.7 seconds remaining in the third quarter against the Bucks.
The next season, Baron Davis again started all 82 games while averaging 18 points and 8.5 assists per game.
Baron Davis was selected as an injury replacement for Vince Carter in the 2002 NBA All-Star Game.
Baron Davis was still able to lead the Hornets back to the playoffs, but they would fall to the Allen Iverson-led Philadelphia 76ers in the first round.
Baron Davis played for the US national team in the 2002 FIBA World Championship.
On February 24,2005, Baron Davis was traded from the Hornets to the Golden State Warriors for guard Speedy Claxton and veteran forward Dale Baron Davis after tension with the Hornets' coaching staff and several nagging injuries.
Baron Davis averaged 25.3 points, 6.5 assists, 2.9 steals, and 4.5 rebounds per game in the 2007 Playoffs.
On June 30,2008, Baron Davis opted out of his contract with the Golden State Warriors.
On July 1,2008, Baron Davis verbally agreed to a 5-year, $65 million deal to play for his hometown team, the Los Angeles Clippers, and officially signed with the Clippers on July 10,2008.
Baron Davis initially decided to join the Clippers with the intent of playing with Elton Brand, but Brand shockingly opted out of his contract to sign with the Philadelphia 76ers.
Baron Davis promised to change that, and despite Brand's departure, Clippers fans remained excited to have a star who could compete with crosstown rival Kobe Bryant's popularity.
Baron Davis had a pair of 20-assist games on the year.
On November 20,2009, at a home game vs the Denver Nuggets, Baron Davis reached and surpassed the 5,000-assist mark.
On February 24,2011, Baron Davis was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers along with a first round pick, in exchange for Mo Williams and Jamario Moon.
Baron Davis still made the $30 million over the two years left on his contract, but it did not count against Cleveland's salary cap.
The Cavaliers had drafted Kyrie Irving with their first overall pick, and wanted to give him the starting point guard spot, allowing Baron Davis to seek a starting job on a contending team.
On December 19,2011, Baron Davis signed a one-year contract with the New York Knicks, choosing New York over the Lakers and Heat who expressed interest in signing Baron Davis.
At the time of the signing, Baron Davis had a herniated disk in his back.
Baron Davis did not make his debut for the Knicks until February 20,2012, coming off the bench to score a three-pointer along with an assist.
Baron Davis took over as the Knicks' starting point guard following the season-ending injury to Jeremy Lin.
Baron Davis started the four playoff games he played in.
On May 6,2012, during Game 4 of the first round of the playoffs in New York's win against the Miami Heat, Baron Davis injured his right knee while dribbling down the court.
Baron Davis was carted off the court on a stretcher.
Baron Davis underwent surgery after an MRI revealed a partial tear of the patellar tendon in his right knee and complete tears of the right ACL and MCL.
Baron Davis became an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2012, but he was expected to be out until May 2013 while recovering from his surgery.
Baron Davis made a return to the basketball court in July 2015, scoring 44 points in the Drew League, and subsequently announced his interest in returning to the NBA.
Baron Davis participated in the NBA Celebrity All-Star Game 2017 as part of Michael Smith's West Team.
On June 22,2018, Baron Davis made his debut for 3's Company of the Big3 league, leading the team with 17 points and 9 rebounds in a 21-point win.
Baron Davis finished the 2018 season with averages of 15.2 points, 4 rebounds, 1.2 assists, and 1 steal in five games played; he ranked 5th in the league in steals per game, 5th in 3-pointers, and 6th in 3-point percentage.
On January 30,2014, Baron Davis married former Creative Artists Agency agent Isabella Brewster, the sister of actress Jordana Brewster.
In late 2017, Baron Davis was spotted on several dates with actress Laura Dern.
Since 2017, Baron Davis is a regular panelist during NBA on TNT's Monday coverage called Players Only, which features only former NBA players as studio analysts, play-by-play announcers, and color analysts for games.
Baron Davis is a member of the Screen Actors Guild, having earned membership by appearing in movies such as The Cookout and guest-starring on the ABC Family show Lincoln Heights and ABC's The Forgotten.
Baron Davis has made appearances both as himself and fictional characters in movies and on television, and has been involved in producing a number of films, ranging from The Pool Boys to Crips and Bloods: Made in America.
Baron Davis played himself in the 2015 film The Night Before, and portrayed a doctor in Joe Dirt 2.
On November 12,2015, Davis co-starred alongside Kyrie Irving, Ray Allen and J B Smoove as Louis in the fourth episode of "Uncle Drew", a series of Pepsi Max advertisements written and directed by Irving.
In Mozart in the Jungle's last three episodes of the third season, Baron Davis made a special guest appearance as Kevin Majors, an injured NBA player.
Baron Davis appeared in the 2017 Chinese film My Other Home starring Stephon Marbury.
In 2019, Baron Davis was able to work with the director Kelly Blatz as an executive producer for the film Senior Love Triangle.
In 2012, Baron Davis formed the gaming company 5 Balloons Interactive with Sean O'Brien, formerly of EA Sports, to produce games for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.
In 2016, Baron Davis created the Black Santa Company to promote African American stories and figures.
November 2019, Baron Davis joined an advisory board for Tinley Beverage Company Inc.