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Bullying Big Baby

Posted by paul on November 27, 2012 at 7:50 AM

I'm no fan of Big Baby.  I'm glad he's gone.  Any affection I had for him disappeared when he helped break the Union during the Lockout, by complaining as soon as he missed a paycheck.   I found that to be deeply despicable.  


But I've still been dismayed at the nastiness shown around the Celtics fandom towards Baby since he's been gone.  Davis played a lot of years in Boston and played a major role for us.  When we see him again around the league, we owe him a little respect.  What led his path elsewhere was nothing like what Judas Shuttlesworth did.  


Baby has done well in Orlando, and he's proven his point to some extent, that the way he was coached and handled in Boston may have had something to do with his struggles.  One would think that Boston fans and media could at least give him some of the props he's earned.  What I've seen though, is barely any acknowledgement, beyond continued disparaging comments.  When it comes to someone like Ray, I get that.  But Davis deserves a bit of respect from us.  He was one of us not long ago.


Sometimes sports fans are such bullies.  

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4 Comments

Reply Celticslifer
12:19 PM on November 27, 2012 
True Paul. The guy gave us years of service,and he maxed out his talent in Boston. He's now in a place where he wants to be. Why should we care, we have Bass. Plus Baby didn't pull a Judas move. He was traded because he wanted a bigger role, and money, and that was that. Ray on the other hand turned money away.
Reply Greg
1:28 PM on November 27, 2012 
Great points.big baby loved him, and hated him. But much respect
Reply paul
4:54 AM on November 28, 2012 
Celticslifer says...
True Paul. The guy gave us years of service,and he maxed out his talent in Boston. He's now in a place where he wants to be. Why should we care, we have Bass. Plus Baby didn't pull a Judas move. He was traded because he wanted a bigger role, and money, and that was that. Ray on the other hand turned money away.


Yeah, I just don't get how it is that many fans want loyalty, blood and guts from players, but aren't willing to be loyal/appreciative themselves. Baby didn't stick a knife in our backs, like Judas Shuttlesworth did.
Reply paul
4:55 AM on November 28, 2012 
Greg says...
Great points.big baby loved him, and hated him. But much respect



I think it's pretty cool that he's accomplished so much in Orlando, and I think it raises some questions about how Doc handles young players and Big Men. Hopefully Doc has learned something from that.