Clippers after deadline: Booing Baron Davis
They once loved him here -- remember Dallas! remember Dallas! -- but the fans booed former Warrior, now Clipper Baron Davis the first time he touched the ball in the opening seconds Friday night at Oracle Arena.
Golden State's Stephen Jackson, a Davis buddy, put the continued booing best after the Clippers beat Golden State, 118-90.
"They have short memories," he said. "The organization was in the trash can before he came here."
(Love that SJax. Think he'll be OK when he gets over his shyness)
Monta Ellis, the point guard successor to Davis, was blunt too, saying: "We looked like we didn't know what we were doing out there. We looked like a high school team."
Davis, of course, said all the right things afterward. Said he still felt the love from the Bay Area. Hmm, guess he just didn't hear it. Make no mistake. This was immensely satisfying for the Bearded Distributor.
“That was a great win, a great win for us," he said. "It was good because it was here, a team that we’ve always struggled with. Where we are right now, we needed to come here and win. Our team has a lot of talent, and I think it’s just a matter of time before everyone jells.”
There is a growing chemistry between Davis and center Chris Kaman.
"It's getting there," Davis said. "We're still a work in progress. We've still got some things to tighten up. I just love the fact we're both out there communicating and talking to each other. He's listening to me, and I'm listening to him."
Said Kaman: "I'm just starting to get more comfortable playing with him. I'm ready. I'm trying to be ready when he throws the ball because sometimes you don't know what's coming. He just makes great plays. I try to recover and get the ball and put it in the basket."
— Lisa Dillman