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Glen Davis: Don’t play if you’re not a competitor

Posted By Mike Petraglia On January 26, 2010 @ 7:44 pm In General | 2 Comments

WALTHAM  —  The Celtics [1] leave Wednesday morning to begin one of their toughest four-day stretches of the season. On Thursday, they play in Orlando, followed by a road game in Atlanta the next night.

They return home on Sunday to host Kobe Bryant [2] and the Los Angeles Lakers [3]. All three teams have a combined 91 wins entering Tuesday’s play.

‘€œHuge,” Glen Davis said [4] of the week. “These are big, big, big games. If you’€™re not a competitor, you don’€™t need to play in these games. This is a great opportunity for us to keep our win streak alive and also get better with playoff-contending teams. We’€™re looking forward to the challenge. Every game is big but these games are bigger.’€

Speaking of Davis, he said he is on a new path when it comes to his former moniker – ‘Big Baby’

‘€œBig Baby will always be a part of me. But I’€™m going to put Big Baby on the shelf ‘€“ for now,’€ he said.

Asked why Davis, No. 11,  is leaning toward ‘Uno, Uno’ as a new nickname, Davis pointed toward Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco [5]. Davis doesn’t feel the need to formally change his last name, just his handle.

“Every sport has their version of nicknames,” Davis said [6]. “He paved the way. Knock off or not, I’m a different player than Ochocinco. He plays football. I play basketball.”

Davis wouldn’t be the first pro athlete in Boston to follow the Cincinnati receiver’s lead. In 2008, Jonathan Papelbon [7] had ‘Cinco Ocho’ T-shirts made up sporting the reverse of the famous wide receiver, and representing the No. 58 on the back of Papelbon’s uniform.

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