Just call him “Uno Uno.”
Celtics forward Glen Davis said last night he was adamant about leaving his nickname, “Big Baby,” in the past as he makes a concerted effort to grow up and move forward.
So Davis, who wears No. 11, was asked by a Metro reporter how he felt about “Uno Uno.” Davis loved it.
“I want that,” Davis said. “‘Uno Uno.’ Don’t call me ‘Big Baby’ anymore. ‘Uno Uno.’ I’m serious, if somebody calls me [‘Big Baby’], I’m going to be really mad.”
Davis, who turned 24 this month, has been scolded twice this season by Doc Rivers for being immature. First, Davis got into a fight with a friend and missed 27 games with a thumb injury. Last week, Davis shouted an expletive at a fan and was fined $25,000.
“He’s young,” Rivers said. “He has to grow up in front of a lot of people where most people his age don’t. He’s not a bad kid.”
Davis is popular in the locker room, and the team has supported him every step of the way. It was Ray Allen who Davis said gave him the best advice.
Basically, Allen told Davis his decisions — positive or negative — can affect him for years.
For that, Davis knows it’s time to make changes, and it will start immediately by dropping his ultra-popular nickname.
“Throughout my life, I’ve been called ‘Big Baby,’ and throughout my life, I’ve been going through different changes, so I’m not really Big Baby [anymore],” Davis said. “It’s like I’m in a cocoon, and now I’m coming out as a different player and as a different person.”