Donald Sterling Made Baron Davis Stop Liking Basketball

by March 05, 2012

In a long, and illuminating Q&A with the NY Post, Knicks backup point guard Baron Davis talks about the nightmare he lived through as a Clipper. You might recall that he used to get heckled by his own boss during games: “Q: What’s your lowest NBA moment? A: ‘I would say the first time I got traded from New Orleans to Golden State. I gave my heart to the organization. I played with loose cartilage in my knee. I played with a herniated disk that I didn’t find out was herniated until I tore my meniscus. And it came a point in time where they thought that I was faking my injury, and that just wasn’t the case. And the other lowest point is when I played for the Clippers. … I just stopped liking basketball. And then you dribbling down the court and having the owner like cuss at you and call you an idiot. I didn’t even look forward to coming to the games, and if the owner [Donald Sterling] came to the game, I definitely was not gonna have a good game because it was just like, how do you play when the main heckler in the gym is the owner of the team, and he’s telling you how much he hates you and calling out your name?'”