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With a torn ACL, MCL, patella ligament and dislocated knee cap Baron Davis’s career looks to be in jeopardy. In game 4 of the NBA playoff series the New York Knicks vs the Miami Heat, Davis drove in on a fast brake and came down hard on his knee. If you were to watch the play you could actually see the knee cap pop and ligaments kind of just SNAP. The entire Heat bench and some Knick players where so horrified and disgusted with what they had witnessed (as seen in the video below). Davis was carried off in a stretcher after being down on the ground for a good 2 minutes in excruciating pain.

My thoughts his Basketball career as a player is done. Most people who tear their ACL never come back the same; Davis is 33 years old and by the time he finishes his recovery he’ll be 34 years old; Davis who also be a free agent and if he gets signed wouldn’t be a starter like he is now, more like a 3rd stringer. So It looks to me that Davis will hang up the jersey.

Davis who played two years at UCLA was a superstar. Considerably the best during his college era.

Davis played 13 seasons in the NBA; starting when he was drafted in 99 by the Hornets. Davis was traded in 2005 to the Golden State Warriors, then in 08 when he was a free agent he signed with the Los Angeles Clippers, who then traded him in 2011 to the Cavs, who later released him. Davis then signed a contract with the Knicks for the 2011-2012 season.

This isn’t the first time Davis has torn his ACL, back in college he did it and if I’m correct he did it once more in his pro career. So is three times the charm? Davis becomes the third player this post season to tear an ACL. I wish Davis the best in his recovery and success in whatever he plans to do.


Derrick Rose finished his playoff run just as soon as he started it this year. During game one of the first round of the Chicago Bulls vs Philadelphia 76er’s  series. Rose was driving to the basket then passes out of his shot and landed on his leg awkwardly. He left the game immediately, and It was later discovered that he had torn his ACL short for anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. What does this mean for Chicago? Well they are going to work a lot harder as a team since Rose isn’t there to pick up there slack. I honestly don’t see them going to the Finals, let alone the conference championship without Rose. What I do see is them winning the series against Philly and losing in the Conference Semi finals. Now that Rose is done it leave teams like the Miami Heat to worry less about what they’ll be facing in the Conference finals. With Rose out there should be no reason Lebron James and the Miami Heat cant punch their ticket to the Finals for the second year in a row, but hey you never know what can happen. The Bulls could prove us all wrong and win it all, although it is very unlikely to occur. Back to Rose, he will be out for 4-6 months. This means that he will not be able to play on the USA Olympic team. Most people don’t recover 100% from injuries like this. All I can do is wish him a speedy and healthy recovery and there’s always next year Rose remember your still a very young player.

In yesterdays game one of the Heat vs Knicks playoff series you definitively felt the tensions between these two teams really flare up, just like the old times. It started out with Amare Stoudemire jawing at Udonis Haslem and getting double technical. Then, just moments later Shane Battier carried out very bitter foul on Carmelo Anthony which then Baron Davis came up and pushed Battier. This was a physical game all around. It wasn’t the type of atmosphere Carmelo was use to, and that caused him to struggle missing his first eight shots of the night. Once Miami got on a roll it seemed like New York was trying to injure Lebron and Wade intentionally. Tyson Chandler set a very dirty pick/shove on Lebron which caused him to fall to the ground and give him whip-lash. That didn’t seem to impede Lebron’s performance, he would go on to finish the game with 32 points. Yet, Lebron held Melo to a lilliputian amount of 11 points (missing 12-15 from the court). Tyson almost got a double technical which would have resulted in an automatic ejection from the game, but the refs called it back after review saying it was just an ordinary technical foul. Miami would go on a 24 to 2 run after that hit on Lebron (who continued to play).Wade collided with Davis while bring up the ball, it look like he had just thrown his body into Wade. Then  the Knicks fell victim to injury/payback when one of their most productive players Iman Shumpert tried crossing over Mario Chalmers and he tore his ACL,I wish him a fast and healthy recovery. Once a player tears any ligament in their knee they just never seem to come back 100%. Now back to Wade and the Miami Heat, who were very productive scoring 19 points in his first game back from dislocating his finger. Miami handed New York their worse playoff lost since 91. Miami’s 100-67 win was the second largest in Heat history, a 33 points victory. Even though this was a blowout win I don’t expect a series sweep, look for New York to play with an even greater intensity and aggressiveness when these two meet again tomorrow night in Miami, then they go back to New York for games 3 and 4 where I expect them to pull in a win against the Heat.

O yea by the way, it seems that it pays to sit court side because every one who did in yesterdays game got a pair of Lebron 9 Elites (playoffs), which released in stores yesterday for $250.