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Glen Davis sheds pounds over summer, but Doc Rivers isn't impressed

Glen Davis sheds pounds over summer, but Doc Rivers isn't impressed
Clippers power forward Glen Davis autographs basketballs during media day last week. (Jeff Gross / Getty Images)

The player: Glen Davis

The scoop: Davis is a power forward who has been in the NBA for seven season, playing for Boston, Orlando and the Clippers. He won an NBA championship with the Celtics in 2008. He has a career-average of 8.7 points a game, 4.7 rebounds and one assist. In 23 games with the Clippers last season, he averaged a career-low in points (4.2), tied his career-low in rebounds (three) and had a career-low in minutes (13.4).

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The recent happenings: Davis says he lost more than 20 pounds over the summer, but at the Clippers' training camp in Las Vegas, Coach Doc Rivers joked that it was an insignificant amount.

"It's like throwing a deck chair off the Queen Mary," Rivers said.

The funny: Davis' nickname is "Big Baby." He was dubbed that when he was a kid, because he was big and would often cry. During his NBA career he has continued to prove his moniker accurate. During a game in 2008, he very publicly cried on the bench after Kevin Garnett gave him some tough love. In 2010, he drooled while celebrating a basket against the Lakers.

The not-so-pretty: Davis' maturity has been questioned throughout his career, and in March of last season, he got into a spat with Rivers during a game against Houston. Rivers sent Davis to the locker room in the second quarter.

"I thought Baby was just too emotional," Rivers told reporters after the game.

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