The unforgettable “We Believe” Warriors. The “Buzz City” days with Mash and David Wesley. The point guard playing above the rim before point guards played above the rim.
Baron Davis may not have a lengthy playoff resume or a litany of awards to his name, but his game made him a fan favorite.
It’s why Golden State’s 2007 upset of the top-seeded Mavericks will forever be mentioned among classic NBA Playoff moments and his posterization of Andrei Kirilenko will forever be played on highlight reels.
It’s also why his decision to join the NBA D-League with hopes of returning to the NBA has become national news.
Turn back the clock on Davis’ career with some classic photos — from draft night in 1999 to the Kirilenko slam heard ’round Oracle to the injury that forced his retirement in 2012.