The most fascinating, and equally frustrating, bit about the Los Angeles Clippers' recent run of success: Their complete inability to find a fifth useable player.
Behind Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan, and J.J. Redick, for the last three seasons Doc Rivers and Co. have employed a rotating mess of NBA cast-offs: Luc-Richard Mbah a Moute, Wesley Johnson, Austin Rivers, Hedo Turkoglu, Dahntay Jones, Jordan Farmer—mostly due to Docs' ineptitude as a general manager and his inability to remove himself from basketball in the aughts.
Another of Rivers' favorites from the Land of Misfit NBA Toys: Glen "Big Baby" Davis, who spent a season and a half with the Clippers and has been a free agent since the end of the 2014-15 season.
One reason the Clippers may not have wanted Davis back, aside from the power forward's inability to jump over a phone book: His dislike of All-Star point guard Paul.
On Thursday, Davis vocalized his feelings about Paul on Colin Cowherd's radio show.
First he said that NBA stars are just "different" from your run-of-the-mill role player.
"Yeah, they're a little different," he said. "If you're making more than $12 million, $15 million a year you're a little different. You're gonna act a little different."
Whatever that means. Then he ragged on Paul's style of play: "He has his way about himself. 'I'm Chris Paul, give me the ball, I'm gonna dribble, dribble, dribble, dribble, dribble, dribble, dribble, dribble, dribble, might pass if it looks good, or I'll shoot.'"
Much like maintaining his composure and not being fat, self-awareness might not be a strength of Davis'. Not only is it hard to accuse a guy that averages 9.9 assists per game for his career as being a ball hog, but it's almost as if Davis doesn't know Paul or any point guard for that matter isn't dying to pass to a big man that shoots just 45.1 percent on two-pointers and is most famous for crying after being yelled at by Kevin Garnett.