Just days after hinting at a potential comeback on Twitter, former NBA star guard Baron Davis has again made headlines. While driving home from Las Vegas two weeks ago, Baron Davis was apparently abducted by aliens.
The 34 year old guard has been working out in what would appear to be an effort to return to the NBA after sitting out last season. His last run in the NBA was with the New York Knicks in the 2011-2012 season, he played just 24 games before his season was cut short due to injury.
Getting the itch to play again after working out, he took to Twitter to announce it was #comebacktime.
— Baron Davis (@Baron_Davis) July 8, 2013
Things got interesting on his way home from a trip to Las Vegas two weeks ago, Baron Davis says he was abducted by aliens. Perhaps if a team signs him to complete his comeback effort, they should drug test him first.
They say what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, however that is not true if you announce it to the media. Baron Davis made the announcement on Friday while appearing on “the Champs Podcast.” According to the New York Daily News, Baron says he was “actually abducted by aliens.”
The interview with the podcast took an extraterrestrial turn when he described what happened.
“I was, um, on my way from Vegas here to L.A., I’m a little tired and s*** and I see this light and I think it’s a big-a** truck. Then next thing you know, dude, like, I was in this f****** steel thing,” Davis claimed.
Continuing his vulgar story, Davis explained that “these f****** crazy-looking people” who were “half-human, half, like, f******, ugly motherf*****.”
The hosts of the show pointed out that they weren’t sure if he was being serious, and Davis furthered that “they were poking me on my nose and s***,” Davis replied.
“They were poking me on my nose and they were, like, looking me in my eyes. They had my hands like, tied up and the next thing you know, I was f****** in Montebello, dude, burning rubber on the way back to L.A. It was like four o’clock in the morning.”
“I come back and like, I’m sharper and s***. You know what I mean?” Davis claims that he is “retaining information” as a result of the experience.
Baron Davis also added that he will be writing a book describing his alien experience in more detail.
A perennial prankster while in the NBA, Davis admitted on his Twitter later on that “that alien things was a joke.”
It is possible that Baron Davis was having an experience with the medicine that he was taking as a result of knee surgery he had to repair the torn ligament that ended his season with the Knicks. Davis stated that he was on percocet at the time of his alien abduction.
Perhaps Baron Davis will be able to use his new skill set gained through his alien abduction to once again become an elite NBA guard. If he really is “sharper and s***” and able to “[retain] information” better than before, he can overcome his age and return to NBA glory.
Or you know, maybe he made the whole thing up.
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