Glen "Big Baby" Davis didn't play in the NBA last season after undergoing offseason surgery on a broken ankle. Davis claimed he was forced to miss the entire season unnecessarily after the Clippers' training staff neglected to inform him that his bone was broken until September 2015, just before the start of the season. The 30-year-old has played eight years in the league and was with LAC for about a season-and-a-half from 2014-2015. Based on the following comments, though, it sure feels like his beef doesn't end with the Clipper training staff.
The free agent made an appearance on The Herd with Colin Cowherd on Thursday and had some interesting things to say about a couple of his former Clipper teammates. Cowherd and his co-host, Kristine Leahy, asked Big Baby whether Blake Griffin and Chris Paul are "different" from the rest of the team.
"Yeah, they're a little different. If you're making more than $12 million, $15 million a year you're a little different. You're gonna act a little different."
It's a bit hard to define what exactly Davis means by saying the Clips' star players are "different" because he didn't really get into any specifics, but it seems to have something to do with how they may interact with teammates. When he was asked more specifically about how Paul gets on with everybody else, Davis said:
"He has his way about himself. 'I'm Chris Paul, give me the ball, I'm gonna dribble, dribble, dribble, dribble, dribble, dribble, dribble, dribble, dribble, might pass, if it looks good or I'll shoot.'"
Nine dribbles! I counted.
While it's definitely not surprising to hear that Chris's personality may be a bit grating on teammates at times - we've heard plenty of murmurs on that before - it was a little unexpected to hear Davis complain that CP3 is overly ball-dominant. Paul does have the ball in his hands plenty (because, you know, he's their best playmaker and arguably their best scorer), but he's also led the league in assists in four different seasons over the course of his 11 years as a pro. But sure, maybe Paul should've spent more time passing the ball to Glen Davis so he could shoot instead.
Ball-dominant, yes. Ball hog? Nah. If Big Baby makes a comeback next season, it's probably safe to say it won't be with the Clippers.