Believe it or not, there was a time when Baron Davis was one of the most exciting young point guards in the NBA. Given his physical composition, his unbridled athleticism never made any logical sense: He had the body of a bulldog with the leaping ability of a kangaroo, and is somehow responsible for some of the greatest poster dunks of the last 15 years.
But knee injuries derailed his career far too early, and Davis hasn’t played an NBA game in more than three years. He’s kept himself occupied, though, most notably with his forays into the film and (online) television industries and the launch of his production company, which was responsible for the highly-anticipated Crips and Bloods: Made in America. He also helped produce the documentary about the Drew League that premiered at the L.A. Film festival this summer.
Speaking of the Drew League, Davis has been lighting it up there this offseason. He dropped 44 points in a game last month, showing off the type of handles and play-making abilities that made him a two-time All-Star in the NBA. Now, he’s apparently seriously considering a comeback. But a real one this time. Not like, you know, the last one. Via Jared Zwerling of Bleacher Report:
Going bananas the way he did at the Drew League is certainly impressive, but it’s by no means indicative of NBA readiness. And it’s unclear who, if anyone, is willing to take a chance on a 36-year-old with a history of knee problems. Still, we’re rooting for it to happen, if only for the documentary that will inevitably accompany it.
(Via Jared Zwerling)