The way I see it, Big Baby did that fat kid a favor by nudging him out of the way. Option #2 was to run him right over. But the kid's father, Ernest Provetti, is apparently making a big deal out of this.
said Davis crossed the line, literally, and embarrassed his son.
"The NBA makes it clear to not cross the sideline," he said in a
telephone interview. "If I cross that line, the NBA will take away my
tickets. It's a double standard."
In the e-mail, Provetti said Davis conducted himself like a "raging animal with no regard for fans' personal safety."
Provetti saw the video clip online this morning. He did not think it was funny.
"How do you like to be a 12-year-old and see a raging lunatic coming at you?"
You know, if the referee wasn't standing there, Baby never would have touched the kid. As it was, the kid lost his hat, and that was it. If you pay to sit courtside, then you've got to expect the possibility of coming into contact with a player.
And as for Baby's reaction… it's an emotional moment. He's an emotional player. People want to act like they've never had emotional reactions to anything. For Christ's sake… relax. Making a big deal out of this just makes you look bad, Ernest.