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Big Daddy is real Big Baby

Posted on: May 11, 2009 10:31 pm
So now we've reached a ridiculous new low in sports.

The father of a 12-year-old kid accidentally shoved by Celtics fat boy Glen Davis is demanding an apology.

If only Davis could've shoved the pops instead of the kid.

You know where this is headed: lawsuit city.

This demand from the lame father is the equivalent of the person who sued McDonald's because the coffee was too hot. It's ridiculous and indicative of our overly sensitive culture.

It was an accident, pops. An accident.

No apology is needed.

Except, now, from you to Davis for bringing this up in the first place.

Category: NBA
Tags: Celtics

Since: Sep 22, 2006
Posted on: May 13, 2009 2:39 pm

McDonald's Analogy

Stop using the McDondald's analogy because you have no clue what you are talking about.  McDonald's lost that case because THEY KNEW people were getting burned, but made the determination that the payments of lawsuits would cost less than throwing away too much cold coffee. 

Since: May 13, 2009
Posted on: May 13, 2009 2:39 pm

Big Daddy is real Big Baby

What kind of attorney are you?  I am not an attorney but even I know that in law 'reasonbleness' is used as rule of thumb.  I have been burned by spilt coffee a bunch of times but never a third degree burn.  It should be reasonable to assume anyone serving 'hot' coffee has not scalded it to 400 degrees.

Since: Dec 7, 2008
Posted on: May 13, 2009 4:51 am

Big Daddy is real Big Baby

Whatever dude. You act like he did it on purpose. Maybe the NBA shouldn't have seat so close to the floor. I guess every player the runs in the stands trying to get a rebound should apologize for that to.

Since: May 13, 2009
Posted on: May 13, 2009 2:58 am

Big Daddy is real Big Baby

Come on my friend, Doyel can't make anyone read his "writing." I'd agree that this story was inspirational. "Big Baby" is an excitable boy who has finally started to play up to his potential. He was a fabulous freshman at LSU if I remember right. Think Bill Sharman's touch with "Jungle Jim"Loscatoph's (sp?) enthusiasm. Go Celtics. Good luck with stopping LeBron. 

Since: Sep 9, 2006
Posted on: May 12, 2009 10:38 pm

Big Daddy is real Big Baby

great post wydwakr420. really like the point you made at the end about the player going after a ball out of bounds.  only thing is im sure that when that happens they are appologetic right to thier face when they are sitting in their laps.  which is what Glen "Big Baby" Davis should do for the kid he shoved out of his way.

Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: May 12, 2009 10:19 pm

Big Daddy is real Big Baby

I do have 4 sons and no apology was needed. if you put a kid on floor level with wild action all around you take a risk.  Should a player who dives into a crowd after a ball apologize? Or one who hits a foul ball?  Big daddy did nothing reckless merely exuberant.  Good for him.

Since: Sep 28, 2007
Posted on: May 12, 2009 9:28 pm

Big Daddy is real Big Baby

You obviously should not be attending major sporting events.  An athlete in the heat of competition is not thinking about accidentally bumping into a fan.  The only reason this is even a story is because the fan in question was a child.  You mention responsibility of an athlete, what about the responsibility of a father to not sit so close to the court with his child?  To say that Glen Davis needs to act more "professionally" and not "run around with reckless abandon" is so completely moronic its hard to believe anyone could even think it.  So i guess under your logic players should not run after loose balls nor get happy and excited after making a game winning shot.  Lets call it the national boring association instead, huh?  Just like almost every post on here, I think our society has become too sensitive, as evidenced by the whiny nature of this post by thenme.

Since: Sep 29, 2007
Posted on: May 12, 2009 8:34 pm

Big Daddy is real Big Baby

I rarely post but your post is so rediculous, I just had to reply.  Your kind of thinking is what is wrong with this country now!  A lot of Americans, including you, have been reduced from the hardy stock of the frontier days to little whiney cry babies.  Oh, boo hoo, a 12 year old gets slightly pushed and his hat falls off.  So what!!!! You need to get a grip on what is important in life and what is just crazy, like your post. 

Since: Feb 16, 2008
Posted on: May 12, 2009 7:31 pm

Big Daddy is real Big Baby

No way.  Does a player have to apologize when they accidentally hit a person when they jump out of bounds to keep the ball in play.  No, if you are at courtside you should be aware of the chance a player may bump into you.  No intention here of any harm.  No reason for apology

Since: Oct 5, 2006
Posted on: May 12, 2009 6:45 pm

Big Daddy is real Big Baby


What is there to know about the McD's coffee case except that coffee is an extremely hot liquid, drive thru windows (although convenient) are awkward and that that "case" is the poster child for frivolous lawsuits -- even if the coffee had killed the plantiff.

As for this story -- totally stupid.  No comparison to Ron Atest -- the comparison here is to players jumping out of bounds for a loose ball, a fan getting hit by a freak puck or foul ball...  if a blocked shot or loose dribble had gone out of bounds and broke this kids nose...  GETTING COURTSIDE SEATS might mean one gets in harm's way...

Who got hurt?  Was is intentional?  NO.  Was it even reasonably reckless?  NO, again.

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