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Saturday, January 12th, 2013 at 3:40 pm  |  17 responses

Baron Davis Has Been Giving Advice to Derrick Rose


BDiddy told longtime SLAM contributor, CSN Chicago’s Aggrey Sam, that he’s been giving advice and encouragement to the Bulls’ PG in his recovery. Davis certainly can empathize with the rehabbing Bulls PG: “Davis, who isn’t officially retired and is still rehabilitating his knee with the Knicks while serving as an unofficial team ambassador, has been keeping an eye on Rose’s progress, especially since the athleticism of the point guards at the same stage of their careers is remarkably similar. ‘It was a hard thing to go through, but mentally, it put me in a place where I just became even more reckless and went even hard. Coming back after the injury, I became more explosive because I learned how to jump properly. I learned how to balance it and both legs were strong, so I was able to jump off one leg, two feet, it didn’t really matter,’ he told CSNChicago.com. ‘With D-Rose, he’s such a great athlete, that that’s the least of his problems and him being grounded for a little bit is going to help him improve his game and gradually get back to where he needs to be. But his footwork and everything, it’ll be better than it was before he got hurt.’ Davis, a Los Angeles native, met Rose, who spends his summers in L.A., there during a past offseason and has kept in touch ever since. After Rose’s injury last April, Davis has been dispensing advice to the younger player. ‘I text D-Rose all the time,’ said Davis, who called Rose his ‘favorite player in the league.’ ‘Just texting and keep encouraging him,’ he continued. ‘He’s got it. Just have supreme confidence and know that you’re coming back.’”

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  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    the courts are missing drose

  • DeargoddontlistenDrose

    NNNOOOOOO!!!

  • roscoe

    when i think about it… b-diddy and drose’s games are similar… clearly drose is better, but oh-man… i hope drose’s health last longer than b-diddy.

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    Baron Davis at UCLA and as a Charlotte Hornet was a lot of fun to watch. And we all remember what he did to Kirilenko.

  • Toner83

    “Lay off the cheezburgers”

  • JML-G

    i like how Knicks shows loyalty to BDavis with letting him stay with the team and all that

  • LLC#12

    As long as its not dieting advice

  • Slick Ric

    People forget BD tore his acl in college If i’m not mistaken and still had great athleticism coming into the league.

  • https://twitter.com/Wayne__o BuenoWayno1

    As long as it’s not fashion advice DRose is in good hands.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    I bet the extra weight of that beard contributed to his back problems

  • Junkie

    reminds me of how the timberwolves dropped josh howard when he hurt his knee

  • K-Dub

    D Rose is the best point gaurd in the NBA!!! Top 5 player Lebron Durant Kobe Rose Carmelo

  • fruizm

    a lot.

  • spit hot fiyah

    hornet version was the sickest. Went toe to toe with macgrady in the playoffs when macgrady was in his prime. and we also remember what he did to kg and Jermaine O’Neal (if we are old enough)

  • darkobe7

    cp3 > carmelo

  • RunNGun

    Stay away from the buffet table!

  • GodbodyGlowGotti

    I wonder what the world would be like without haters? Baron Davis is my favorite player of all time, TRUE floor general!!! And now BD passing the torch to DRose as the most versatile pg in the league… Now I got that off my chest, you heaters can carry on if need be

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