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Baron Davis not playing, but he is selling a sitcom

Jan 30, 2012, 2:48 PM EDT

Baron Davis, Jason Richardson, Corey Maggette AP

The Cavalry will not come charging over the hill to save the Knicks on Tuesday, it appears.

Both Carmelo Anthony and Baron Davis did not practice with the team Monday and appear out for Tuesday’s game against the Pistons, according to Howard Beck of the New York Times. Coach Mike D’Antoni called Anthony “doubtful” due to wrist and assorted other injuries, and Davis isn’t expected to practice again until Wednesday, so he is looking more like next week (at best).

But don’t worry, Davis isn’t getting bored while trying to get into game shape, he’s also working on selling his sitcom on the side. From ESPN (via SLAM).

This past summer, Davis filmed a role as a gym teacher in Adam Sandler’s “Donny’s Boy” (formerly “I Hate You, Dad”), which bows in June. Next, he’ll shop to networks a self-produced pilot for “I Love Boom,” a reality-based sitcom that Davis describes as “Curb Your Enthusiasm meets Entourage,” about the off-court life of an NBA player (Davis, playing himself). “It’s an offbeat look at a player’s typical day off, when he goes to doctor’s appointments and always says the wrong things,” Davis offers.

Davis has even hired an acting coach.

Honestly, as fans it shouldn’t bother us when players have projects on the side — our lives would be pretty dull if all we did was our job and we didn’t have families an hobbies. The time for concern is when those hobbies get in the way of work.

Davis doesn’t exactly have a history as the most focused guy in the first place. Not that Knicks fans want or need any more reasons for concern, we’re just saying be careful about putting all your eggs in the Baron basket.

  1. cakemixa - Jan 30, 2012 at 2:51 PM

    Can’t wait for this guy to start playing and stinking it up. The NY meltdown will be hilarious.

    • qdog112 - Jan 30, 2012 at 3:45 PM

      So you get off on other people’s failure? Well, I hope you fail instead of him. I can’t wait until it happens to you. Your family’s meltdown will be hilarious.

  2. bullsfan93 - Jan 30, 2012 at 2:52 PM

    That is exactly what Knick fans want to hear….there point guard isn’t trying to get into game shape; he’s more interested about shopping some awful sitcom to TV networks.

  3. danielwold - Jan 30, 2012 at 3:07 PM

    I’m glad he gave the warriors his best season in 07.

  4. jolink653 - Jan 30, 2012 at 3:58 PM

    fantastic…he’s healthy enough to film a sitcom (as if the knicks season so far isn’t already a sitcom) and he’s more excited about that than just resting up and getting ready to play as soon as he can…i hate being a knicks fan it’s like constantly watching a car accident you know it’s awful but you can’t look away

  5. bklynfatpants - Jan 30, 2012 at 10:00 PM

    I heard Baron’s jump shot and defense got parts playing one night stands in the Entourage movie. Fleeting cameos….

  6. ferhatiggy - Jan 31, 2012 at 6:13 AM

    Monkey Baron,every Knicks fan loves you but i don’t know why..There is no reason to like Baron Davis,He is just popular.He was a good player but he didn’t use his abilities,he prefers to be monkey.Sorry Knicks fans.

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