Look, it’s never been a secret that Baron Davis is injury-prone. Sure, he played 82 games last season, but not only was it his first full season since 2001, he had missed at least 15 games in every season between. Great guy, very productive when healthy, but made of balsa wood.
That’s why you shouldn’t be surprised that his troublesome pinky is now all of a sudden the least of his worries. In the second quarter of last night’s game against the Nuggets, Davis went up to block a layup, then exploded in a bloody mess in mid-air. Okay, not really, but that’s way more interesting than falling on his hip and leaving the game, which is what he actually did.
“(Davis) was able to stand up and walk on his own after being injured,” Clippers coach Mike Dunleavy said. “I asked him if he needed to come out of the game and he said, ‘Yes.’”
Oh, that’s good news, he’s able to walk. This probably won’t be a season-ender, but the wisdom of giving Davis a 5-year deal is certainly already worth questioning. We’re not saying that he’s going to trip on his shoelace and break every bone in his body, but… yes, actually, we are saying that. Someone get this guy a Life Alert bracelet.