The name Baron Davis still resonates within basketball circles. Davis’ return to the game through the NBA D-League has made that clear during his first two weeks with the Delaware 87ers.
The Times’ Scott Cacciola details Davis’ debut and first road trips as he posted 14.3 points in 21.0 minutes over his first three games before sitting out Sunday with a calf strain.
In the D-League, he rooms with a teammate on the road. He rides the bus. And he can appreciate the skepticism that has accompanied a comeback that he never expected to make — at least not until recently, at 36, a decade removed from some of his glory days with the Golden State Warriors.
“It’s almost like being a rookie again,” said Davis, who has appeared in three games with the 87ers, scoring 43 points in 63 minutes. “You almost have to give yourself amnesia and not even think about anything you accomplished or anything you did before. For me, it’s really like a clean slate.”