Baron Davis... Career over?
An MRI on Monday revealed that New York Knicks point guard Baron Davis has suffered a partial tear of the patella tendon in his right knee and complete tears of the right anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments, according to the team.
Damn... This is sad. I hate to see anybody suffer an injury like this. The chance that he returns, at this age and with all of the knee injuries (plus his back injury, which probably played a role in his knee injury) is slim.
Here's a tribute to BDiddy:
Him being I think 34 years old and added with these career threating injuries. Yeah It's over for him.
I think a lot of older players were hurt by how the lockout schedule was. Davis probably should have waited another year because he would have done better if he was smaller. It is sad to see him go out like this and I hope Knicks can drag this series to a game 6 or 7.
After watching the replay of his knee poking out, it doesn't really surprise me that he fully tore his mcl and acl. I'd say the chances that Baron returns to the NBA are slim to none.
Sad... I feel for him. I've heard that tearing your patella tendon is the worst pain. Then add in tearing his ACL *and* MCL too...
Damn I feel for him, but I'm not surprised this happened. He's torn his ACL twice already and consistently played at a heavy weight. He's had so many injuries due to not taking care of his body.
The good thing about BD is he has life outside of basketball... He should transition into being retired well.
I think he's done. He completely destroyed his knee. His skills have been diminishing for the last few years and wouldn't have had much left even if this injury didn't happen. It's a sh*tty way to go, but I think he's done.
Yes I think its over. I love Baron but I really believe he brought this on himself..He never did a good job keeping himself in shape. He had all the money and resources in the world, he knew his injury history and I am sure that team doctors and officials have spoken to him about staying in shape many times. As good as he was, he could have been much better had be bought into making fitness part of his profesional life. It is a sad way to see him go any any event you never want to see anyone end their career that way.
He is done. Needed to play at a lighter weight for years. Caught up to him too.
Baron was great player to watch.And I respect how he would fight threw his injuries and come back to play.Man this is messed up.
What is up with all these ACL tears lately?
Just in the past year alone Leslie McDonald, Dexter Strickland, Derrick Rose, Iman Shumpert, Mariano Rivera, and now Baron Davis???
All major sports need to implement some kind of precautions so that they can lessen the number of these kind of injuries.
In the case of the NBA they need to give more rest days especially in the playoffs because the human knee isn't built to take that much strain in such a short amount of time.
The thing is the ACL is not a wear and tear injury. From Orthoinfo.aaos.org, "The mechanism of injury is often associated with deceleration coupled with cutting, pivoting or sidestepping maneuvers, awkward landings or "out of control" play."
These are injuries that will happen with sports today. It's just going to happen in sports like the NFL, and the NBA where there is frequent shifting of the body. To lessen the chance of the injury, the way the sport is played would have to dramatically changed.
But to Baron Davis, he's done. I can't imagine him returning now. He was a very talented player, and I hope he finds something substantial to do in his time away from the court.
This is very sad back in his day he was dominant. I tore my patella tendon and it was the most excruciating pain I've ever had. Can't even imagine tearing all three.
So sad, as a Warriors fan who really started following the team the year of the We Believe team, all I can say is that he was somthing else, amazing, he could've been even greater barring knee injuries, but he still had a nice career, as much as I'd love to see a guy like BDiddy make an improbable comeback when no one thought he could, we have to remember there is life after basketball, he has to realize that he's only 34, and has more than half his life ahead of him.
Baron Davis' poor conditioning finally caught up with him, you hate to see it happen to a guy, but hopefully some of the players carrying extra weight will learn from this, wise up and keep their body fat percentage down. Maybe one of Davis' team mates in particular will take this to heart and actually give himself a chance to live up to the hype.
If he's gone, I'll always remember Davis for hitting a shot at the buzzer to give the Celtics their first loss of the season a couple of years ago.
I hate to say it, because I really like Baron, but with his age and the severity of the injury he's probably done. That was actually the first thing I said to myself after I seen it happen "well, he's probably done". =(
I miss his days with the Hornets, he was extremely athletic and quite a good dunker for the PG position, sadly those days seem very distant as he's been mostly a jump shooter the last few years.
I deffinitely wish him the best, and hope for a quick recovery. If he can bounce back from this and make it back in the league I'd not only be surprised but be very impressed.
He has been a phenonmenal basketball player in his career. Was one of the top point-guards in the game for awhile. I still think he can play in the league, but obviously as a good passing back-up pg. Should still be able to back-up Lin.
I hope he comes back, has a high basketball IQ. He has lost his explosiveness that made him an elite pg, but he is still smart enough to play in this league. Hate to see him go down like that. Much respect for Baron.
I made a timeline of his career, sort of a montage. I chose all yelling pictures because it shows his ferocity & passion(and they're kind of funny). So I deem this a YELLTAGE!!!
Yeah I think he's done. He's just been injured so much for his career and his weight have kept him from being the star he had the talent to be. That's the part that is tough from my perspective. That injury the other day was one of the worst I've seen live. It's up there with the Willis McGahee torn ACL, MCL and PCL in that nat'l championship vs. Ohio State in 03, and the Tyrone Prothro broken leg in 04. And those were football injuries.
Its not as extreme as Shaun Livingston's injury, but it is comparable, you could see Baron's knee just collapse. One of the more disturbing things I've seen as a basketball fan. It was gruesome. Sad to say, but I think Baron is done.
Dante Culpepper suffered the triple tear and was a shell of himself aftterwards. Davis is much older than Livingston and the former fumbler of the Vikes and I don't see any way that he's going to make it back on a court. The next season that he would be likely to be healthy enough is going to be the 2013-2014 season where he would be a year and a half removed from basketball and he is going to be at an age where people slow down anyway. Why give minutes to a guy that is one play away from disaster and won't be able to defend a single player?
That's true, but there are ways you can prevent or protect yourself from the injury. Strong quads, core, glutes, etc and muscles around your knees are the key. A lot of athletes focus on condition, weight lifting, etc but they don't focus on preventive maintenance. There's a reason you didn't see Michael Jordan tear his ACL. There's a reason LeBron James has never been on the floor clutching his knee. There's a reason you haven't seen Kobe Bryant tear his ACL and still going strong past his prime. These guys work on preventive maintenance just as much as physical conditioning.
Baron Davis was not only out of shape, but he didn't work on preventing anything. His body was probably so off set and inbalanced, it was bound to break down.
He was one of my favorite players back in the day. He could've been a HoF with the talent he had, but injuries and poor conditioning really hurt him. I'll always remember him for the "We Believe" team and for being a beast in New Orleans.