Davis still has sense of humor

December, 30, 2011
12/30/11
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Former Celtics swingman Ricky Davis made his D-League debut for Maine Thursday night, chipping in six points, two rebounds and four assists in 25 minutes of play as the Maine Red Claws fell to the Canton Charge 111-98. Not quite a triple-double, but Davis still has a sense of humor about such accomplishments. From the Canton Repository:
A high-flying guard with flair who could score in a variety of ways, Davis gained a reputation for being a high-volume shooter and a me-first player.

A parent now and a man who has played in three countries since last playing in the NBA with the Clippers in 2009-10, Davis seems a bit more introspective today.

“It brings a whole different perspective on life,” Davis said of his experiences. “But I think it’s a good journey. I don’t regret anything really.”

Davis pauses a beat before adding with a laugh, “Well, the triple-double, but ... that’s my only thing.”

Davis gained infamy when he shot at the wrong basket during a March 2003 game in an effort to gain a rebound and record his first career triple-double. It’s a moment that has seemingly overshadowed an otherwise strong pro career.

“You’ve got to carry your skeletons with you,” Davis said. “I’m not trying to hide them at all. They’re there.”

Chris Forsberg

Celtics reporter, ESPNBoston.com

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