Glen “Big Baby” Davis has been known to get pretty emotional during big games, and it looks like he took that a little too far Saturday night, as Clippers coach Doc Rivers felt the need to send Davis away from the bench and into the locker room for the last two and a half quarters of the team’s tilt against the Houston Rockets. Per ESPN Los Angeles:
Los Angeles Clippers forward Glen “Big Baby” Davis was sent back to the team’s locker room by coach Doc Rivers with 10:21 left in the second quarter and missed the rest of Saturday night’s game for disciplinary issues.
Davis was visibly upset as he walked toward the team bench after being taken out of the game for Ryan Hollins in the 118-107 win over the Houston Rockets.
Davis exchanged words with Rivers and was told to sit down. Clippers assistant coach Alvin Gentry attempted to talk to Davis, but Rivers apparently had seen and heard enough and told team security to escort Davis back to the locker room.
“Nothing went on with me,” Rivers said after the game. “I thought Baby was just too emotional, and for me, if you’re too emotional I always send you back to the locker room and keep you back there until the next game. I love Baby. I just didn’t think emotionally he was ready to play tonight, so we told him to go to the locker room.”
Davis joined Blake Griffin in the locker room after the All-Star forward left the game with 5:49 left in the first quarter with back spasms and did not return.