When I think of Glen Davis, I think of food, blubber, 4 a.m. fights, and tears caused by Kevin Garnett.
In all seriousness, though, there is one thing I definitely don’t think about when Glen Davis comes to mind:
But the 6’9″ power forward, who has stated his desire to play in the NFL once he makes an NBA All-Star team, told the Boston Globe he plays soccer and ultimate frisbee in the off-season. Apparently, he’s even pretty good at soccer.
“I could have played football, but I loved basketball more,’’ Davis said. “Now, my offseason sports are soccer and ultimate Frisbee. They can help make me a better player, plus they help out for conditioning.’’
Davis has staked a claim as the Celtics’ most prolific scorer in pickup soccer games. Despite not having played soccer as a youngster, Davis has developed a feel for the game, the combination of his agility, surprising quick feet, and ability to shield the ball making him difficult to defend.
For those of you unfamiliar with euphemisms, the ‘ability to shield the ball making him difficult to defend’ simply means he’s fat enough that people can’t reach the ball around his oversized body.
But don’t tease him about that…
Davis also practices MMA.