Antonio Davis


Antonio Lee Davis is an American retired National Basketball Association player. Davis is also the former president of the NBA Players Association. On October 31, 2012, ESPN announced the hiring of Davis as a studio analyst for NBA broadcasts.




Antonio Lee Davis, who is a retired NBA player, was born on October 31, 1968, in, Oakland, California, United State. He also worked as the president of NBA Players Association. In 2012, he was hired by ESPN as a studio analyst for NBA broadcasts. Davis was a student of computer information systems during his college days.


Antonio Davis - Basketball StarDavis started to play basketball in 1986 when he joined college basketball team at UTEP. He was trained by coach Don Haskins and he played for college for four years, along with NBA star Tim Hardaway. During his days, Miners won 25 games in NCAA tournament and defeated the number ten seed Arizona. During his senior year, although Hardaway retired from NBA, Davis helped Miners to win 21 games with average 10 points and 7 rebounds. After spending four seasons in UTEP, Davis putĀ  himself in 1990 NBA draft.


In the 1990 NBA draft, Indiana Pacers drafted Davis and at the beginning, he got a chance to play with professional teams in Europe such as Panathinaikos in the Greek League and Philips Milano of the Italian League in 1990-92 and 1992-93 seasons respectively. After playing three years in Europe, Davids returned back to the homeland and signed with Indiana Pacers as a free agent, where he played 81 games. After several defeats at Eastern Conference Finals, Davis wanted to be traded. Davis was exchanged with Jonathan Bender and moved to Toronto Raptors in 1999 NBA draft. He played from the beginning in all 79 games and averaged 11.5 points, 8.8 rebounds and 1.3 blocks for Toronto Raptors.


Antonio Davis and his daughterDuring his days in Raptors, Toronto Raptors advanced to the playoffs and they faced strong team, New York Knicks. Although Davis averaged 13 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks a game, Raptors were defeated by Knicks in a hard battle. Although Davis averaged 13.9 points and 8.2 rebounds, for the first time since 1999, Raptors missed playoffs. The 2003-04 season was his final season in Raptors. After that, he played for New York Knicks and returned to Raptors in 2006.


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