By John Denton
The way Orlando Magic forward Glen ``Big Baby’’ Davis sees it, the foot injury that interrupted the best year of his NBA career was a wake-up call that he needed to make some changes.
The 6-foot-9, 300-and-something-pound Davis has always been big in every sense of the word. As a 160-pound 9-year-old he was deemed too big to play Pee Wee football against kids his own age. At 15 years old back in 2001, Davis was challenged to a wrestling match by Shaquille O’Neal at an LSU basketball camp and he body-slammed the former All-Star center. And as a 345-pound high school fullback, he set the University Lab High School (Baton Rouge, La.) record with five rushing touchdowns in a game.
Despite battling weight issues for years, Davis led LSU to the Final Four in 2006 and then defied the odds as a second-round NBA draft pick. He carved out quite an NBA career in four seasons in Boston and two in Orlando and was a part of the Celtics’ 2009 NBA title team.
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