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Baron Davis Talks About Donald Sterling Heckling Him

When Baron Davis was with the Los Angeles Clippers, during the 2010-2011 season, he had a few altercations with Clippers owner Donald Sterling. Sterling would constantly barrage Clippers point guard Baron Davis, because of his play and conditioning, with obscenitites, call him names, and degrade him over the course of the game. I don’t really know why an owner of a team would do this to one of his players, I guess maybe reverse psychology could be the only explanation. I mean if you tell Davis he sucks maybe he’ll be motivated to play better, I really don’t know.

Anyway, up until this point Davis has not talked about those incidents but in a recent interview with Steve Serby of the New York Post Davis was asked what was his lowest point in the NBA and had two responses. His first response was when he was traded from the Charlotte/New Orleans Hornets to the Golden State Warriors. His other response was this, “the other lowest point is when I played for the Clippers. … I just stopped liking basketball.”

“And then you dribbling down the court and having the owner like cuss at you and call you an idiot. I didn’t even look forward to coming to the games, and if the owner [Donald Sterling] came to the game, I definitely was not gonna have a good game because it was just like, how do you play when the main heckler in the gym is the owner of the team, and he’s telling you how much he hates you and calling out your name?” Donald Sterling is quite a character.