Glen 'Big Baby' Davis, who's questionable with an ankle injury for Game 7 against the Spurs, has got a championship ring. Clippers head coach Doc Rivers knows because he has one too--same championship, tellingly. Rivers coached Davis on the 2008 NBA champion Boston Celtics. Davis means a lot to this year's Clippers. He's a leader and a contributor--and he's been there. Big Baby is averaging just 12.5 minutes a game, but he spells Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan--holding down the fort while the big fellas get breathers.
Here's what Chris Paul says, via Arash Markazi at ESPN, about the importance of Glen Davis: "We need him. Baby's an emotional leader for our team. He really leads that second unit, and we have an amazing training staff, I think the best training staff in the league. Those guys will get him ready to go by Saturday." Paul has enough leadership burden on his shoulders--here he's even using it to cajole the Clippers training staff into performing at a playoff level. You will hear a very loud roar when Big Baby Davis enters the game at the Staples Center on Saturday night. Chris Paul's delight will be quiet, but just as pronounced.
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