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Big Baby won’t look back at ‘Shovegate’

Last year Glen Davis [1] sparked controversy after bumping into a 12-year-old Orlando Magic [2] fan following his game-winning shot during the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

On Sunday, he will return to Amway Arena for the Celtics [3] Conference Finals matchup against the Magic, and he isn’€™t looking back.

‘€œI’€™m not worried about that,’€ he said. ‘€œI’€™ve been back during the year. It is what it is, but just play the game. Everything happens for a reason. Mistakes happen.’€

The incident (sensationalized as ‘€œShovegate’€) prompted the boy’€™s father to email the NBA league office and demand an apology from Davis. But Davis has said all along that the bump was caused by game-winning excitement, not intentional harm. Even though the father dropped his complaint, the incident still tarnished Davis’€™ reputation in Orlando.

The jeers don’€™t bother Davis, though, especially if they come as a result of a winning performance.

‘€œEverybody gives me a couple of boos here and there, but I don’€™t mind that,’€ he said. ‘€œI love it. It means I’€™m doing what I’€™m supposed to be doing.’€