Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 at 10:05 am  |  27 responses

Baron Davis Out for 12 Months With Torn ACL and MCL

Baron Davis’ gruesome knee injury during Game 4 of the Heat/Knicks series could potentially end his career. The point guard ripped up his right knee, and will have to sit out a minimum of 12 months. From the AP: “Baron Davis has torn the anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in his right knee, a potentially career-threatening injury for the Knicks’ 33-year-old point guard. The Knicks said Davis will have surgery this week and is expected to be out a year after an MRI on Monday also revealed a partial tear of the patella tendon. [...] Davis has battled injuries in recent years and said he wasn’t sure if he would play again after a herniated disk in his back last year kept him out until February. He became the starter after Jeremy Lin needed surgery to repair torn cartilage in his left knee, and becomes the second Knicks guard to be lost for the season during this series. Rookie Iman Shumpert tore his ACL in Game 1. Interim coach Mike Woodson said earlier Monday that Davis was in good spirits after the game, calling him a ‘trooper.’ ‘The one thing he did say is, `Man, hey, I tried to give you all I could,’ and I have a great deal of respect for players that work for me and work for the organization and try to do the best they can to help us win ballgames,’ Woodson said during a conference call.”

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  • Bawse

    It is time for Baron to call it quits. He was good and could have been great but since his college days he has been Mr. Injured. I think it is traggic but I guess Health is a skill in itself.

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    basically shaun livingston’s injury but less gross. RIP career

  • MeloMan15

    12 months is like a career death sentence… get well soon diddy

  • http://staticseth.blogspot.com Seth

    Geez, a full year? It’s probably time to consider hanging ‘em up. He’s been injured too much at this point in his career.

  • LA Huey

    That’s a daunting rehab for the best of them. For Baron, that’s the end. He’s had trouble staying in shape for a good chunk of his career, I’d be shocked if he put in the work to come back.

  • Mack

    Sad but his time is up, too bad someone couldn’t have got him a ring, the man was a beast when he was giving 100% (just ask the Mavs and Ak47)

  • lakernation

    He is DONE SON!

  • http://slamonline.com Datkid

    it’s a shame bc Baron Davis could’ve really been a perennial all-star. maybe more.

  • Da-Meat-Hook

    I suffered the exact same injury 3 years ago. You never come back from it 100%. Not even 80%! But Baron took the injury like a true G, just calm and smiling . . . I am convinced he’s a cyborg from the future!

  • http://www.yahoo.com The Fury

    He had a better-than-average NBA career. He was actually a stat buffer (for the fantasy folks out here). I really liked his game though. I still remember his game winning shot that didn’t count in Orlando.

  • da real

    he is done. he made hella -chips and had some nice moments on and off the court. he should go out with class and do all that movie stuff he want to do.

  • Top$helf

    lakernation with tha b!tch@$$ness


    Look at you non beleivers thinking hes done. Its easy for yall to say stuff like that if youve never experienced it. Hes a young guy & itl depend on how much he wants to play ball again & being a baller myself i know hel work his ass off to give it another shot. Some weak minds will never unferstand.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    he is done. He was basically done before this injury. Diddy may come back for a farewell tour, but he will be no more useful than Mike Bibby. And that’s at the very MOST.
    That injury was horrible. I hope he does whatever makes him happy, that’s really all he should be focused on at this point.

  • Da-Meat-Hook

    AQWARD, he’s not a young guy, he’s 33 years old with A LOT of mileage and wear and tear on his knees. He’s spent a good part of his career over weight/out of shape and his commitment to conditioning has been questioned for years.

  • MookieBlaylock

    you could literally see his knee implode.
    pretty cool, but gross.


  • LA Huey

    Happy retirement to BDiddy though. He’s a smart dude, so he’ll have good time.

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com albie1kenobi

    the original bay area “fear the beard”.
    we’ll never forgive you for bailing on the warriors, but we’ll also never forget your integral plays and leadership during the “We Believe” playoff runs. best games i’ve ever been in person. so thank you to you good sir for your half court shot and that dunk on AK47.

  • Treshiq

    oh andI beleive blowing a 20 pt something lead in gm1 was the demise of this series. NO way should the Clips be up 3-1…in NO WAY SHAPE OR FORM..>this is an absolutely fabulous talented team in Memp. The clips have a brilliant basketball mind in CP3 and NOT much else. Jordan and Blake are so lost at thier post positions that if dunking were removed from the league tomorrow they’d have no job. They are offensively gifted and thier only plays are mainly off “lobs”…I’m enjoying the Clippers leading this series. It’s exciting for Clippers fans…but for a Grizz team that knocked out the number 1 seed last seasn, had us sllepy at work with thier too the SECOND overtimes; this is unacceptable. Coach needs to hush.

  • Treshiq

    If this were Ray Allen, Steve Nash, Jkidd or other “aging” stars who treat thier bodies like they are the “ark of the covenant”..i’d be bummed but excited to see a comeback. But BDiddy has lacked discipline to even stay in professional athlete shape. Let alone potentially -career ending- injury -fight it -shape. I think he’s dine. And he did what he did fantastically, so…if he fights to comeback..i’ll be happy too.


    I wish Baron Davis the best during his recovery. He’ll be fine no matter which path he choose in life.

  • http://bedotwater.bandcamp.com BE.water

    Done this before playing football. Knee still isnt 100% & this was 6 years ago. good luck Boom Dizzle.

  • Treshiq

    i don’t know how my memphis comment got posted here…

  • http://www.yahoo.com berkamore

    David Stern’s 66 game season has a new slogan: “The NBA, where injuries happen.”

  • RunNGun

    Somebody call Donald Sterling!

  • rob stewart

    atleast he got that last dunk off in game 1 vs Miami

  • @Deknowz

    He left it on the court. ::SALUTE::