Glenn “Big Baby” Davis won the NBA Championship as a rookie with the Boston Celtics in 2008. He had another title in 2010, but the Celtics fell to the Los Angeles Lakers in seven games.
Davis spent half of his eight years in the NBA with the Celtics. When asked how he felt about the Celtics losing to the Golden State Warriors in the 2022 NBA Finals, Davis said he “wasn’t happy, but I was.”
Glen ‘Big Baby’ Davis came to the Boston Celtics in a deal for Ray Allen
The Seattle Super Sonics selected Davis in the second round of the 2007 NBA Draft. He played college ball at LSU and was named SEC Player of the Year as a sophomore. He left school after his freshman year and chose the NBA.
The Celtics had a rough season 2006-07, winning only 24 games. Danny Ainge desperately needed to turn things around and made a pair of deals to turn the Celtics into an instant champion.
Ainge swung into a deal with Minnesota Timberwolves to get Kevin Garnett. The Celtics fielded five players, including valuable potential player Al Jefferson, and two first-round picks. Ainge was also traded for another All-Star in Allen. In that deal with Sonics, the Celtics acquired the rights to Davis, who was the 35th overall pick.
The Celtics won the championship that season, racking up 66 regular season wins and defeating the Lakers in six games in the 2008 NBA Finals.
As a rookie with the Celtics, Davis played in 69 games, averaging 13.6 minutes. By his fourth season, he played 29.5 minutes and collected 11.7 points.
Davis explains why he “wasn’t happy, but I was” when the Celtics lost in this year’s NBA Finals
Davis was a recent guest on Vlad TV and broached a variety of topics with host DJ Vlad. Vlad asked the former Celtics reserve how he felt when he saw the Celtics lose to the Warriors.
“I wasn’t happy, but I was,” Davis said. “The reason there are different levels of qualifiers. Each level is a different level.
“Round one is the first round, but the energy is a different level. Every level is very important. Now, you guys understand the feeling of winning the Eastern Conference Finals. You know what it takes to go to the Finals.
“Now, you know shutting down the kind of energy you need – what you should be able to do. This experience – with the right people who have tried it – they are going to win the championship because they hate that feeling of losing.
“I was delighted with this learning experience. The future is bright when you already have Jaylen Brown and Tatum all stars.”
Likes Sports broadcasting in Facebook. Follow us on Twitter @Sportscasting19 And subscribe to our site YouTube channel.
RELATED: Boston Celtics: Glenn ‘Big Baby’ Davis had a front row seat as Ray Allen boxed Rajon Rondo to flattening beef