Thursday, January 6th, 2011 at 11:00 am  |  14 responses

Big Baby Wants Doc Rivers to ‘Pipe it Down Sometimes’

Davis is receptive to constructive criticism from his demanding coach, but he can only hear so much of it. A bit of silence from time to time would be helpful, he says. From WEEI: “Following his most productive night of the season in the scoring column, Davis said coach Doc Rivers continues to give him plenty of tough love this season. But Davis added that Rivers is working with him this season harder than ever to get the most out of him. ‘He has, he has worked with me,’ Davis said after scoring a season-best 23 on 10-of-18 shooting from the field. ‘He’s given me the opportunity to show what I got. He is still hard on me. He’s still hard. It’s like a love hate thing. It’s like you love it but pipe it down sometimes.’ Asked to describe their relationship, Davis – who detailed his new role as father in December -said it’s a very complicated, but effective one. ‘For sure father son, like step-son,’ Davis said of Rivers. ‘He loves me. But it’s like I still love you, but I’m hard on you. It is what it is.’ Davis and Rivers got into a heated argument on New Year’s Eve when the Celtics lost to the Hornets at the Garden, with Davis missing an ill-advised three-pointer to tie it late. Rivers afterward said Davis was guilty of playing too much ‘hero-ball.’ But then there was the loving part of their relationship, which Rivers clearly showed after Wednesday’s dramatic win, not possible, according to Rivers, without him.”

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  • Eddie

    FIRST! Now give me some Kobe VI’s.

  • http://www.fiba.com Darksaber

    Hero-ball, fantastic term. I’ve got two teammates who play that way all the time.

  • T-Money

    I’m not sure that Davis is receptive to even constructive cristicism, he seems to be a reaaaaaly sensitive dude.

  • http://staticseth.blogspot.com Seth

    Baby took a three (A THREE!) in crunch time a couple nights ago. He is in no position to complain about his coach criticizing him.

  • robb

    God I hate pigs

  • greg

    heroball grrrrr.. i got suspended for telling my coach i wont pass 1 of retards the ball and that he should not be on the court

  • Max

    Greg, I can’t comprehend your post.

  • http://klatschendom.wordpress.com/ speedy

    Learn to work with what you got greg and then you will become a better player and especially a better person.
    Teammate that doesn’t play good = retard
    in your opinion.

  • Eddie

    I got suspended from my team last month also. But it was because I impregnated my girl and said it wasn’t mine. Still stand by it. Coach said it wasn’t good ethics. whatever. In any case, Baby is a undersized whiner.

  • http://www.kwapt.blogspot.com KobeWearsAPurpleThong

    I own green suspenders.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Nick Tha Quick

    This is an lol out of topic thread.

  • 80

    Glen, listen to you coach, if he says bite the iron, pull out the mouthpiece and dig in, dont ask for the fork.

  • Justin

    Stories like these will not help him get rid of the nickname Big Baby. And Eddie, go on Maury Pauvich. He’ll tell you once and for all if you ARE the father!

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    @ Eddie…. so, the question is – Who did get your girl babied up??