We once shed light on Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s penchant for sitting courtside and heckling the players he paid to play for him. It was a rather ridiculous story and we all laughed at how ridiculous it is that Donald Sterling is still allowed to have a team. But now we get to hear from the person who was taking the heckling from Sterling night in and night out. That person is Baron Davis.
Davis sat down for a Q&A with the New York Post where he calls Sterling’s heckling and his time with the Clippers, one of his lowest NBA moments.
I would say the first time I got traded from New Orleans to Golden State. I gave my heart to the organization. I played with loose cartilage in my knee. I played with a herniated disk that I didn’t find out was herniated until I tore my meniscus. And it came a point in time where they thought that I was faking my injury, and that just wasn’t the case. And 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?
And for his antics, the NBA awarded him Chris Paul. But don’t worry, he’ll find a way to run him out of town too.