Baron Davis is a former professional basketball player. Davis played college basketball for UCLA, where he was an All-American honoree before turning professional after his sophomore year. He was a star high school player while at Crossroads School.
He was drafted with the third overall pick in the 1999 NBA draft by the Charlotte Hornets. Davis saw better success after his rookie year, as his averages in points, assists, steals and minutes per game all increased and he started all 82 games for the Hornets. Davis lead the Hornets back into the playoffs, and swept the Miami Heat. Davis is credited with making the longest shot in NBA history at the Bradley Center in 2001, when he buried an 89-foot shot with 0.7 seconds remaining in the third quarter against the Milwaukee Bucks. He also played for the Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Clippers, Cleveland Cavaliers and New York Knicks. Davis is a 2-time NBA All-Star, made the All-NBA Third Team in 2004, and led the NBA in steals twice.
Since 2017, Davis is also a regular panelist during NBA on TNT's Monday coverage called Players Only, which features only former NBA players as studio analysts, play-by-play announcers, and color analysts for games.