All-Star Baron Davis Not Watching NBA Playoffs
May 8, 2009 - 5:45 PMNBA All-Star Baron Davis of the Los Angeles Clippers told CNSNews.com that he is currently not watching the NBA Playoffs and he is "the wrong person to ask about basketball right now."
Davis was asked by CNSNews.com for his NBA playoff prediction.
“I don’t know. I won’t even watch it,” said Davis. “I’m the wrong person to ask about basketball right now.”
When asked if not watching the NBA is some sort of technique he uses, Davis replied: “I just don’t watch. I haven’t watched any television in the last month and a half.”
Davis’ comments were made after a movie screening on Capitol Hill of the documentary he produced with long-time friend Cash Warren, entitled, “Crips and Bloods – Made in America.”
When asked what message he hopes people learn from the film, Davis said: “That there’s problems still existing in our country and that we have to supply resources and funding to our kids in the inner city and give them an opportunity to be successful in the future. And also to support the Youth Promise Act.”
According to his Web site, Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.) introduced the Youth Promise Act to “provide resources to communities to engage in comprehensive prevention and intervention strategies to decrease juvenile delinquency and criminal street gang activity.” The bill has not yet passed.
The other producer on the film is Warren, Jessica Alba’s husband. He said gang violence is a major issue that should be discussed more in the media.
“The numbers right now are pretty astounding in terms of incarceration rates and violence – rates of violence are increasing and funding is being cut off for certain kinds of important programs that impact our youth. I think it’s a multi-pronged approach to it. I don’t think there’s a quick fix.”