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34 Baron Davis Quotes About Life (BASKETBALL)

Top 10 Most Famous Baron Davis Quotes (BEST)

“For me this was never a money issue, it was about being rich in your heart. To come home, and to be in the place where your dream first started, 15 minutes away from where my grandfather built my first basketball court, is a dream come true.”

Baron Davis
Throw me to the wolves. I learn faster when I'm around wolves and sharks.
Throw me to the wolves. I learn faster when I’m around wolves and sharks.
I grind. I hustle. I don't have time to get no haircut.
I grind. I hustle. I don’t have time to get no haircut.
Take your time to really learn and study the fundamentals of your pursuit, so that one day, your fully developed skill set will allow you to grow into a leader.
Take your time to really learn and study the fundamentals of your pursuit, so that one day, your fully developed skill set will allow you to grow into a leader.
If you want to make a statement, wear purple.
If you want to make a statement, wear purple.

“When I got hurt, I wanted to develop my skills from a storytelling perspective, do the work, read books. Develop things. To be the storyteller for basketball, period.”

Baron Davis
The adrenaline gets pumping and you just got to forget about [injuries] and play.
The adrenaline gets pumping and you just got to forget about [injuries] and play.
I think the more aggressive I am on defense helps me to get easier buckets and get in a good grove.
I think the more aggressive I am on defense helps me to get easier buckets and get in a good grove.
I want to be able to let people who aren't used to seeing a Santa of color say, 'Wow, there he is.' It's time for America to diversify.
I want to be able to let people who aren’t used to seeing a Santa of color say, ‘Wow, there he is.’ It’s time for America to diversify.
I think sports is the healing mechanism around the world.
I think sports is the healing mechanism around the world.

4 Baron Davis Quotes on Other NBA Players

“I played with Mike Dunleavy Jr., and we got a great relationship on the Warriors. Knowing him and now knowing his dad, all I know is he’s a man of his word. Anything that he’s ever said to me has been honest and I respect that.”

Baron Davis
I wish Elton Brand the best. He's a great guy. He's always going to be a great friend of mine, regardless of what goes on.
I wish Elton Brand the best. He’s a great guy. He’s always going to be a great friend of mine, regardless of what goes on.
People compare me to Isiah Thomas because of my quickness and change-of-direction, the way I change speeds and run the team.
People compare me to Isiah Thomas because of my quickness and change-of-direction, the way I change speeds and run the team.
Usually guys like Chris Paul, Lebron James, they will steal the ball from you. Stay away from those guys.
Usually guys like Chris Paul, Lebron James, they will steal the ball from you. Stay away from those guys.

6 Baron Davis Quotes About Basketball

For me, basketball was the way I was able to hone my leadership skills during the heat of competition.
For me, basketball was the way I was able to hone my leadership skills during the heat of competition.
I feel like basketball is my outlet. Basketball is an opportunity for me to get all my emotions out.
I feel like basketball is my outlet. Basketball is an opportunity for me to get all my emotions out.
I always had my basketball. So when I showed up at the playground, everybody knew what I wanted to do.
I always had my basketball. So when I showed up at the playground, everybody knew what I wanted to do.
A lot of times getting double- or triple-teamed, like triangle-and-two, it just made me be more of an all-around player.
A lot of times getting double- or triple-teamed, like triangle-and-two, it just made me be more of an all-around player.
If the Clippers need me, I could come in there and turn it around.
If the Clippers need me, I could come in there and turn it around.
I can probably go down in history as the best backup point guard ever in NBA history.
I can probably go down in history as the best backup point guard ever in NBA history.

2 Baron Davis Quotes on Street Basketball

“In street ball, you really don’t care about playing defense, unless it’s some kind of flashy steal or a big block where you bat the ball across the court, but all you’re really worried about is scoring.”

Baron Davis
Street basketball is all about shakes and fakes, crossing your defender up. The NBA is more strategic.
Street basketball is all about shakes and fakes, crossing your defender up. The NBA is more strategic.

7 Baron Davis Quotes About Life

“My grandmother knew nothing about sports. She still didn’t even when I went to the NBA. She never really cared too much about sports. She only cared about me being a good person.”

Baron Davis
One thing I am is a leader and if I'm not allowed to lead, then I have to follow. So then I want to be the best follower that I can.
One thing I am is a leader and if I’m not allowed to lead, then I have to follow. So then I want to be the best follower that I can.

“My grandfather built a basketball court for me when I was 3 years old as a Christmas present, and I would go back there every day all day and just play basketball.”

Baron Davis
When I was growing up, my grandmother cooked every day. She is the best chef ever.
When I was growing up, my grandmother cooked every day. She is the best chef ever.
Where I'm from, you don't really travel outside your neighborhood unless you're traveling with a bunch of people.
Where I’m from, you don’t really travel outside your neighborhood unless you’re traveling with a bunch of people.

“Nobody cared about Baron Davis for so long, and then all of a sudden, it’s like all these articles are coming out. People are passing judgment or thinking they know me.”

Baron Davis
When you're 20 and going to the draft, everybody is telling you what you should wear. I kind of succumbed to peer pressure on that one.
When you’re 20 and going to the draft, everybody is telling you what you should wear. I kind of succumbed to peer pressure on that one.

3 Baron Davis Quotes on UCLA

It was always like there was no doubt in anybody's mind that I was going to UCLA, so once UCLA started recruiting me, everybody started pushing me there.
It was always like there was no doubt in anybody’s mind that I was going to UCLA, so once UCLA started recruiting me, everybody started pushing me there.
UCLA is my heart, man. Crossroads changed my life, UCLA made my life.
UCLA is my heart, man. Crossroads changed my life, UCLA made my life.
UCLA takes care of me. I'm a Bruin for life.
UCLA takes care of me. I’m a Bruin for life.

2 Baron Davis Quotes on Playing Football at Notre Dame

My dream was to play football at Notre Dame more than anything.
My dream was to play football at Notre Dame more than anything.
When I was growing up we didn't have cable. All that came on Saturday morning was Notre Dame football, and I was there every time to watch it.
When I was growing up we didn’t have cable. All that came on Saturday morning was Notre Dame football, and I was there every time to watch it.

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