Tuesday , Jan , 26 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Glen Davis: Call me “Uno Uno”, not “Big Baby”

Declaring himself fit for a change, Glen Davis said before Monday’s Boston Celtics game that he’s dropping the "Big Baby" moniker and is searching for a new nickname. When a reporter suggested the Chad Ochocinco-like "Uno Uno" to match Davis’ No. 11 jersey, he instantly fell in love with it.

"’Uno Uno,’" Davis erupted in delight. "I like that, I like that. I’ll be ‘Uno Uno,’ that’s my new name."

Davis, who has had his maturity questioned through a series of events over the past year-plus, including an off-court fight that forced him to miss the first 27 games of the 2009-10 season, and last week’s run-in with a fan where he was fined $25,000 for shouting an obscene phrase, is trying to distance himself from all that as he takes the next step in his maturation.

"I’ve been called ‘Big Baby’ all through my life," said Davis. "But I’m going through changes. I’m in a cocoon and I’m coming out a different player, a different person. Basically, the new person is growth. I’m shedding that ‘Big Baby’ and you can see something else, not the past."