NBA Boston Celtics Player, Glen Davis, better known by his nickname of Big Baby, showed exactly why he has that nickname last night during the Celtics win over Portland. After a “discussion with the guy who thinks he is coach, Kevin Garnett” he got upset, had a bit of a rant and then a cry on the bench.
Crying always makes me feel better too, but then I am not an NBA player, and usually aren’t televised and syndicated to a national audience.
It all happened because Kevin Garnett had some harsh words for the Celtics’ reserves, the team were squandering a lead, all pretty standard fare. The video shows Garnett dragging Big Baby, Glen Davis back towards the huddle and then telling him off. Not sure where the actal coach was, Doc Rivers when ll this was happening.
Maybe that’s why Davis was crying, the forearm area can be very sensitive. After the fight, Davis has a bit of a hissy fit, sits on the bench with a towel over his head, and television close-ups see him crying.
Coach Garnett had this to say on the incident:
“I’ll probably get real deep with him,” the Garnett said. “Try to understand what he’s going through right now, research the problem. But Baby is frustrated a little bit with some of what we are doing. He just has to understand his role and not come outside of it.”
I get the frustration, nobody puts Baby in a corner.
After a week where professionals athletes have literally shot themselves in the leg, and accused each other of enjoying “sloppy seconds”, a bit of a cry on the bench is a welcome change.