Baron Walter Louis Davis famed as Baron Davis is an American former professional basketball player. He is the current studio analyst for the ‘NBA on TNT’ since 2017. Concerning his basketball career, he is a 2-time NBA All-Star, made the All-NBA Third Team in 2004, and led the NBA in steals twice. Initially chosen by the Charlotte Hornets in the 1999 NBA draft, he had also played in the NBA for the New Orleans Hornets, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Clippers, Cleveland Cavaliers, and New York Knicks. His jersey number/shirt number is 5. Apart from a basketball career, Davis is also an actor who is a member of the Screen Actors Guild, having earned membership by appearing in movies such as “The Cookout” and guest-starring on the ABC Family show “Lincoln Heights” and ABC’s “The Forgotten”.
Baron Davis On His “Welcome To The NBA” Moment
Describing his “Welcome to the NBA” moment, Baron Davis spoke about the time he got embarrassed by John Stockton. He said in his appearance on the “Knuckleheads” podcast. “John Stockton embarrassed me, dawg. John Stockton made me feel like ‘Damn, do I know how to play basketball?’ I had never been taken out the game so fast.” He is able to look back on that moment with some laughter, but it couldn’t have been fun at the time.
- Being a former professional basketball player.
- For forming the gaming company “5 Balloons Interactive” with Sean O’Brien, formerly of EA Sports, to produce games for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.
- Playing for Charlotte Hornets (1999-2002), New Orleans Hornets (2002-2005), Golden State Warriors (2005-2008), Los Angeles Clippers (2008-2011), Cleveland Cavaliers (2011), New York Knicks (2011-2012), and Delaware 87ers (2016).
What is the Birthplace of Baron Davis?
On 13th April 1979, Baron Davis was born in Los Angeles, California, the USA (birthplace). His hometown is in the South Central area. His birth name/real name is Baron Walter Louis Davis. He is American by nationality and his ethnicity is African-American. His race is Black. Aries is his Zodiac sign and his religion is Christian. As of 2020, he celebrated his 41st birthday. He has not mentioned anything about her parent’s name. However, it is known that he has a sibling; a sister named Lisa Davis. His grandmother and guardian, Lela Nicholson, was instrumental in pushing him to play basketball. With her encouragement, he eventually enrolled at Crossroads School, a prestigious private school in Santa Monica. He led his team to the championship of The Beach Ball Classic tournament in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina as a senior. He even earned MVP honors ad a spot on the All-Tournament team. Also, he was named Gatorade National Player of the Year and a Parade All-American at that time and was selected to play in the prestigious McDonald’s All-American High School Basketball Game in Colorado Springs in the year 1997. Additionally, he won the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest despite being the smallest man in the competition at 6’2″. For his college, he selected UCLA and enrolled in the year 1997. After a year, he was named the Pac-10 Freshman of the Year and made the Third Team All-America his sophomore year in 1999. He averaged 13.6 points and 5.1 assists for the Bruins during his two years at UCLA.
How was the Basketball Career of Baron Davis?
- Baron was the third pick in the 1999 NBA draft by the Charlotte Hornets and he made his NBA debut against Orlando Magic where he scored nine points, and added five rebounds, two assists, and two steals.
- He was credited with making the longest shot in NBA history at the Bradley Center on 17th February 2001 with an 89-foot shot with 0.7 seconds remaining in the third quarter with the game against the Milwaukee Bucks.
- During the next season, he started all 82 games while averaging 18 points and 8.5 assists per game.
- He suffered multiple injuries in the New Orleans Hornets’ inaugural season due to which he only played 50 games.
- In the 2003 season, again due to injuries, he played only for 67 games. Then, he was traded to Golden State on 24th February 2005. With the team, he played for the U.S. national team in the 2002 FIBA World Championship.
- Later, he suffered from knee soreness and underwent surgery during the season. Steve Kerr, then television analyst, called his performance in the 2007 NBA playoffs “outrageous…stunningly athletic and creative and explosive.”
- During the 2007 playoffs, he averaged 25.3 points, 6.5 assists, 2.9 steals, and 4.5 rebounds.
- On 30th June 2008, he opted out of his contract with the Golden State Warriors. Then, he verbally agreed to a five-year contract for a $65 million deal to play for his hometown team, the Los Angeles Clippers on 1st July 2008. After nine days on 10th July, he officially signed with the Clippers. With a lot of injuries and disappointments, his first year with the Clippers ended. He reached and surpassed the 5,000-assist mark playing the game against the Denver Nuggets on 20th November 2009.
- Then, he was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers on 24th February 2011. In his debut match with the Cavs, he scored 18 points, grabbed 4 rebounds, had 5 assists, and made four three-point shots, in a win over against the New York Knicks.
- He was then waived by the Cavs on 14th December 2011 via the amnesty clause. He still made the $30 million over the two years left on his contract, but it did not count against Cleveland’s salary cap.
- After being waived, he signed a year contract with the New York Knicks on 19h December 2011. During the time of signing, he had a herniated disk in his back. He does not make his debut match for the Knicks until 20th February 2012.
- He injured his right knee on 6th May 2012 and underwent surgery after an MRI revealed a partial tear of the patellar tendon in his right knee and complete tears of the right ACL and MCL.
- Then, he became an unrestricted free agent in the summer of the year 2012 and made his return in July 2015 after three years.
- Then, he signed a contract to play in the NBA Development League on 15th January 2016 and was chosen by the Delaware 87ers on 2nd March. He then made his D-League debut against Iowa Energy. He averaged 12.8 points, 2.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 1.2 steals per game in the six games for the team.
- After that, he made his debut for Three’s Company of The Big3 league leading the team with 17 points and 9 rebounds in a 21-point win.
- What’s more, he also participated in NBA Celebrity All-Star Game 2017 as part of Michael Smith’s West Team.
- Apart from Basketball player,
- Baron Davis is also a regular panelist during NBA on TNT’s Monday coverage called “Players Only”.
- He has even appeared in many movies and TV shows such as The Cookout, Lincoln Heights, The Forgotten, The Pool Boys, Crips and Bloods: Made in America, Step Brothers, Hot In Cleveland, That’s My Boy, Sin City Saints, Te Night Before and Joe Dirt 2.
- He even co-starred as Louis in the fourth episode of “Uncle Drew”, a series of Pepsi Max advertisements written and directed by Irving.
- He made a special guest appearance as Kevin Majors in ‘Mozart in the Jungle’. Likewise, he appeared n the 2017 film “My Other Home” and stars in the scripted TV sitcom “WTF, Baron Davis”. Additionally, he also did voiceover work for the series “TripTank”.
- He formed the gaming company “5 Balloons Interactive” in the year 2012. He created the Black Santa Company which sells shirts, beanies, onesies, as well as Christmas ornaments among other products in the year 2016.
- He joined an advisory board for Tinley Beverage Company Inc. in November 2019.
Baron Davis Career Stats
- Points 13,447 (16.1 ppg)
- Assists 6,025 (7.2 APG)
- Steals 1,530 (1.8 SPG)
Baron Davis Award and Achievements
- 2× NBA All-Star (2002, 2004)
- All-NBA Third Team (2004)
- 2× NBA steals leader (2004, 2007)
- NBA Skills Challenge champion (2004)
- AP Third-team All-American (1999)
- First-team All-Pac-10 (1999)
- Pac-10 Freshman of the Year (1998)
- Pac-10 All-Freshman Team (1998)
- Great Alaska Shootout All-Tournament Team
- UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame (2016)
- Gatorade Player of the Year (1997)
- McDonald’s All-American (1997)
- California Mr. Basketball (1997)
What is the Net Worth of Baron Davis?
A professional former basketball player and the current studio analyst for NBA on TNT, Baron Davis has collected a huge amount of money throughout his career. As of 2021, the net worth of Baron Davis is estimated to have $60 Million as per sources. He is receiving a cool salary of $14 Million from his work. His source of income is mostly from his basketball career. Additionally, he has also earned a cool amount of money by appearing in films and TV shows. He is living a cool lifestyle as of now and he is satisfied with his earnings. Recently, Master P confirmed to ESPN that he’s in negotiations to acquire Reebok with Davis.
Who is Baron Davis married to?
Baron Davis was a married man. After dating and being in the relationship for several years, Baron tied know to Isabella Brewster, who is a Creative Artists Agency Agent by profession. Their wedding took place on 30th January 2014. She is the sister of actress Jordana Brewster. As of April 2014, Brewster said she and Davis were expecting their first children. In January 2016, the duo was blessed with a second kid. The couple later separated in June 2017 as Davis was seen with actress Laura Dern. As of today, the duo is enjoying their present life happily without any disturbances. His sexual orientation is straight and he is not gay.
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How tall is Baron Davis?
With an athletic body build, Baron Davis stands tall at the height of 6 ft 3 in or 1.91 m with a balanced weight of 212 lb or 96 KG. He has a pair of black eye color and his hair color is also black. His other body measurements such as chest size, waist size, biceps size, shoe size, and more are still to get unfold yet. Overall, he has got a healthy body.