Trans. Jul 19 5:50 ET (Jul 19 5:50 ET ) Even though he is 33 years old and will probably miss the entire 2012-2013 season because of knee injury, Baron Davis said on Thursday his career is not over, NBA.com reported.
In the first round of the 2012 NBA Playoffs, New York Knicks point guard Baron Davis suffered a very serious right knee injury, completely tearing his ACL and MCL and partially tearing his patella tendon. Given his age and injury history, it looked like he might never play again. In fact, I essentially wrote a retirement retrospective for his career when the news broke.
It turns out that might have been premature, because Davis has every intention of rehabbing and playing in the NBA again. From Kristie Ackert for the New York Daily News :
It looks like Baron Davis wants to return to the New York Knicks when he gets healthy. Davis is still out recovering from a dislocated kneecap he suffered during the 2012 NBA Playoffs, but he has hopes that the Knicks won't forget about him while he is trying to heal.
(Reuters) - The Miami Heat hammered the final nail into the injury-ravaged New York Knicks' coffin with a 106-94 win on Wednesday to clinch their place in the second round of the NBA playoffs. Missing Iman Shumpert, Baron Davis and Jeremy Lin through injury, while Amar'e Stoudemire played with a badly cut hand, the Knicks had staved off elimination on Sunday but could not repeat the feat in Game Five in Miami. ...
As the New York Knicks prepare for Game 5 against the Miami Heat, it's possible that point guard Jeremy Lin could take the court. It would certainly help, especially with the news that Baron Davis is going to require surgery on his knee. While the team is playing coy about whether Lin will make it back in time, fans can't help but wonder if this is the player that the Knicks need to get over the hump.
New York Knicks point guard Baron Davis received bad news on Monday (May 7) as it got determined that his injury was even worse than previously suspected. To put it bluntly, Davis shredded his knee in Game 4 against the Miami Heat Sunday (May 6), and will miss significant time in recovery.
New York Knicks guard Baron Davis received bad news regarding his injured knee as an MRI revealed that he has a partial tear of the patella tendon and complete tear of the ACL and MCL, the New York Post reported Monday.
In the third quarter of Sunday's New York Knicks win over the Miami Heat, veteran point guard Baron Davis suffered a horrific knee injury (available to view after the jump, if you like awful things). He was taken off in a stretcher, and pretty much everyone watching knew that he had suffered a serious injury that would keep him out for quite some time.
On Monday, we discovered the severity of the damage, and it's not good. As announced by the Knicks on Twitter , the MRI of Davis' right knee showed a partial tear of the patella tendon and complete tears of the MCL and ACL. Howard Beck of The New York Times followed up that recovery from that is typically 12 months , but even that seems optimistic considering Davis would be 34 at the time of that comeback, has suffered several other bad knee injuries in the past, and has been dealing with a bulging disc in his back. On top of that, he will be a free agent and is unlikely to have the support of a franchise during rehab.
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In other words, we have probably seen the last of Baron Davis in the NBA. With that in mind, forgive me if the rest of this post sounds like a discarded verse from the Skid Row track "I Remember You" — from the day he first suited up for UCLA in 1997 to his last season with the Golden State Warriors in 2008, Davis was my favorite basketball player. While his career was near its end anyway, and he was unlikely to be any more than an adequate backup for several more seasons, it's still sad to say goodbye.