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Gatekeeper of L.A. Basketball

Mar 26 2019
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Emily Johnson/The Players' Tribune
Photo by
Emily Johnson/The Players' Tribune
Presented By
Darius Miles
Retired NBA
Mar 26 2019

The one and only BD, Baron Davis, joins the guys for Episode 6 of Knuckleheads with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles. The show begins with a conversation about L.A. hoops and how Baron is one of the gatekeepers for so many of the NBA players from L.A. today. He talks about why he felt obligated to play close to home at UCLA, and discusses the extra steps he took to be around up-and-coming players. He and the boys then review the basketball styles in different regions of the country, and why Baron was so determined to change the “soft” rep that L.A. players used to have. The three talk about the Clippers, and how players around the league were jealous that Q and D were having so much fun even though their team was losing.

Baron then talks about James Harden, and what a special talent he is. BD first met James during a pickup game back in L.A. He knew the kid was going to be special one day because Harden, who was still in high school, totally shut him down. Baron also ranks his top five point guards, and offers some surprising takes during a debate on the ’90s NBA vs. today’s league. The entertaining Baron Davis guarantees great smack and plenty of laughs.


Darius Miles
Retired NBA