Baron Davis Baron Davis ] Position: Point guard Height: 6'3" (1.91 m) Weight: 216 lb. (97.5 kg) Team: Golden State Warriors (NBA) Nationality: American Born: born April 13, 1979 Los Angeles, California Died: College: UCLA Drafted: 3th overall (Charlotte Hornets) 1999 NBA Draft Pro career: 1999 - present Teams: Awards: Two-time All-Star Third Team All-NBA 2001-2002 Baron Davis nicknamed B-Diddy (born April 13, 1979 in Los Angeles, California) is a point guard with the Golden State Warriors. He began playing basketball at the age of three. Later, Davis became a star at Crossroads High School and UCLA. Davis was drafted by the Charlotte Hornets as the number three pick in the 1999 NBA Draft. Today, his career continues as one of the elite guards in the NBA, though he is frequently criticized as being a "shoot-first" point guard.
On February 24, 2005, Davis was traded from the Hornets to the Golden State Warriors for guard Speedy Claxton and veteran forward Dale Davis. The move created one of the more potent backcourts in the NBA with Davis and star guard Jason Richardson. It also saw Davis' return to California where he craved to return to since his college days in UCLA. He was an NBA All-Star in 2003 and 2004, when he played for the New Orleans Hornets.