A Look Back On The Career Of Baron Davis

A Look Back On The Career Of Boom Dizzle, Baron Davis

5/7/12 in NBA   |   Matthew_Shovlin   |   735 respect

During the three full seasons that Baron spent with the Warriors, he posted averages of 20.2 points, 8.1 assists, 4.5 rebounds, and 2.1 steals. Exceptional numbers, and countless Sports Center Top 10 plays along the way. Then there was, of course, the unbelievable 2007 playoff series in which Baron's 8th seeded Warriors knocked off the top seeded Mavs. Dirk was averaging 24.6 a game and had his Mavs as frontrunners to make it to the finals, but Baron's 25 points per game in the series sent Dirk and his boys packing their bags. The following series was a disappointing 4-1 loss to the Jazz, but Baron had already led his Warriors to the record books, becoming the first 8 seed to beat a 1 seed in a seven game series.

After his stint with the Warriors, Baron signed with a struggling Clippers team who never made the playoffs, despite signing Baron. His career sort of went downhill from there. Regardless, he remained a class act and even in his old age he would occasionally put on a show reminiscent of the And1 Mixtape Tour. He's not a hall-of-famer, and his shot selection and turnovers were sometimes maddening, but Baron Davis was a player unlike any other. He could single handedly take over a game against anyone and lead his team to victory. His remarkable passes and ankle breaking crossovers had every basketball fan tuning into his games whenever they could. I just wanted to say that I love what Baron "Boom Dizzle" Davis has done for the game of basketball, what he's done for my own appreciation of basketball, and that I'm gonna miss him. And now I leave you with this...


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