It’s Big Baby’s Party, and He’ll Cry if He Wants to

by December 08, 2008

by Marcel Mutoni

Quite a few years ago, Tom Hanks famously shrieked that there’s no crying in baseball. And while that may be true, there sure is crying in basketball. At least when it comes to Glen ‘Big Baby’ Davis.

And the best thing about it, is that there’s no shame to his crying game whatsoever. Much fun was had at the expense of Davis after he let the tears flow on Friday night (following a verbal lashing at the hands of KG), but Big Baby doesn’t care about your insults.

From the Boston Herald:

“I’m not embarrassed,” Davis said before the Celtics took on the Indiana Pacers last night. “I’m not embarrassed at all. I’m emotional about the game. That’s one of my best features – being emotional, playing out there with passion.”

“Sometimes it’s not always good passion. Sometimes it’s bad, but that’s just me being young. You have to learn how to funnel that emotion and keep it inside until you put it out.”

That’s great. He shouldn’t be embarassed; crying is very healthy. Or so I’m told.

Davis was able to keep his emotions in check last night, during the Celtics/Pacers overtime thriller, but his statline (no points, 2 boards, and an assist) probably brought a few tears to some C’s fans.