Wednesday , Oct , 29 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Baron Davis: We’re Going to Hit Some Bumps

"We’re going to hit some bumps early because we lost the preseason," Davis said. "Our first 20 opponents are pretty much all playoff teams. So we’re going to be battle-tested early. We just have to be able to weather that storm."

Davis looked pleased when told that Dunleavy recently called him the best point guard he has coached since Magic Johnson. Davis idolized Johnson growing up and said he once had a figurine of him next to his bed.

"That’s a lot coach, that’s a lot of pressure," Davis said. "I don’t think there ever will be another guy in this league, at 6-9, to play all five positions. He just wasn’t a point guard, he was a phenomenal, dominant player.

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