So I hear things are going well in Orlando for Glen Davis.
The Orlando Magic have suspended Glen Davis for tonight's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers and Saturday's game against the Indiana Pacers because of what team officials are labeling "conduct detrimental to the team."
Davis had an outburst during the team's shootaround this morning at Amway Center.
An outburst… aimed at Stan Van Gundy. Stan tossed him from practice, and now Baby's sitting for two games.
It's becoming obvious that Glen Davis has serious issues that he needs to work out. He seems to be getting one of those "the grass isn't always greener" lessons right now. He thought he was going to be starting, but he lost that job to Ryan Anderson. He thought he was going to have fun with his buddy Dwight, but his act has already worn thin.
This shows what kind of locker room the Celtics have. Three Hall of Fame veteran leading the way, teaching young guys about professionalism and how to win. Meanwhile, in Orlando, Dwight Howard runs the show, and he's just a big kid.
For all his greatness on the court, Dwight Howard lacks that something upstairs that it takes to be a true leader. Orlando has coddled him and tried to make him happy in hopes that he'd stay. It's starting to look like the same mistake Cleveland made with LeBron James. Both those guys needed someone on the team to say "no". I'm not sure that anyone has.
The result is an atmosphere in which guys like Glen Davis goof off too much… and things like this happen.
So, at the end of all this, I'm not only happy to have Brandon Bass…. I'm happy to have this team, with this coach, and this front office and ownership group. I don't always agree with what they do, but they keep things professional. And for that, they have my respect and thanks… especially when I see the alternatives out there.