Glen Davis? Doesn’t he play basketball? Well, good reader, “play” is a bit of an exaggeration. “Flails wildly while holding a basketball” might be a better description.
That’s a story for another day, however. The Celtics’ power forward Davis, who is out for 6 weeks after getting in a fight with his friend in a car and breaking his hand, would like to turn to the NFL after playing in the NBA.
“I will try it,” said Davis, who’s on the injured list for six weeks with a broken right thumb sustained in a fight. “When I become an All-Star in the NBA, when I become a great player in the NBA, then I’ll try football. One of my dreams has always been to play football.”
Davis was a terrific two-way football player at University Laboratory High School in Baton Rouge, La., starring at defensive end, defensive tackle and tailback. But he chose to hang up his cleats and accept a basketball scholarship to LSU, where he became an All-American.
“I definitely could have made it to the NFL,” Davis said.
He doesn’t have a specific position in mind in the NFL.
“It don’t matter,” he said. “I just want to play.”
Defensive tackle would suit him well. He does have good form as evidenced in this GIF. Imagine being a quarterback and seeing this come at you.