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Celtics' Glen "Big Baby" Davis perhaps lacks focus

Posted by: Michael Rand under Professional football Updated: November 5, 2009 - 11:37 AM

Far be it from us to criticize a man with ambition, but Glen "Big Baby" Davis -- yes, the man who was unable to help his teammates escape with a narrow victory over the Wolves last night because he broke his thumb in a fight -- would like to play in the NFL someday. And he's pretty sure he'd be awesome! Cart ... here's the horse. From ESPN.com (our bold):

"I will try it," said Davis, who's on the injured list for six weeks with a broken right thumb sustained in a fight. "When I become an All-Star in the NBA, when I become a great player in the NBA, then I'll try football. One of my dreams has always been to play football." Davis was a terrific two-way football player at University Laboratory High School in Baton Rouge, La., starring at defensive end, defensive tackle and tailback. But he chose to hang up his cleats and accept a basketball scholarship to LSU, where he became an All-American. "I definitely could have made it to the NFL," Davis said.

That's right, Glen. It's just a short leap from 7 ppg, 4 rpg and 21 mpg. You'll be an all-star in no time. And the NFL will be a snap. Glad to see that broken thumb was such a humbling experience. No word on whether Davis, who is the approximate size of CC Sabathia, would like to pitch in the World Series at some point, too.

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