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Encyclopedia > Antonio Davis

Antonio Lee Davis (born October 31, 1968 in Oakland, California) is an American former National Basketball Association (NBA) player. Davis is also the former president of the NBA Players Association, also known as the NBPA. October 31 is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 61 days remaining. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... Oakland, founded in 1852, is the eighth-largest city in California[1] and the county seat of Alameda County. ... NBA redirects here. ...


Davis played college basketball at UTEP under coach Don Haskins from 1986 to 1990. He was drafted by the Indiana Pacers that year (second round, 45th overall pick), but went to play for teams in Europe for Greek giant Panathinaikos (1990-91, 1991-92) and Italy's Philips Milano (1992-93). In 1993 Davis returned and signed with the Pacers as a free agent. Antonio was part of the "Davis Brothers" tandem of Power Forwards on the Pacers alongside Dale Davis. Despite rarely starting, Antonio was paid starter money and provided much physicality and hustle off the bench. The University of Texas at El Paso, popularly known as UTEP, is a public, coeducational university, and it is a member of the University of Texas System. ... Donald Lee Haskins (born March 14, 1930 in Enid, Oklahoma, United States) is a former collegiate basketball coach and player. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Indiana Pacers are a professional basketball team that plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... World map exhibiting the location of Europe. ... Main article: Panathinaikos Panathinaikos Basketball Club (Greek name, transliterated into English: K.A.E. Panathinaikos A.O.) is the basketball team of the Athens-based Greek sport club Panathinaikos. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... In North American professional sports, particularly baseball, football, and basketball, a free agent is a team player whose contract with a team has expired, and the player is able to sign a contract with another team. ... Elliott Lydell Davis (born March 25, 1969 in Toccoa, Georgia) is a professional basketball player who plays center and power forward for the Detroit Pistons. ...


During the off-season in 1999, Davis was traded to the Toronto Raptors on draft day for the 5th pick, which the Pacers used on Johnathan Bender. Davis was elected to the NBA All-Star team for the first time in his career as a Raptor. During the 2003-04 season he was traded to the Chicago Bulls, where he fit in well as a veteran influence on a young team. Just before the start of training camp of the 2005-06 season Davis was traded along with Eddy Curry to the New York Knicks, for Michael Sweetney, Tim Thomas and Jermaine Jackson. 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... The Toronto Raptors are a professional basketball team based in Toronto, Ontario. ... The NBA staged its first All-Star Game in the Boston Garden on March 2, 1951. ... The 2003-04 NBA season is the 58th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The Chicago Bulls are a professional basketball team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... The 2005-06 NBA season was the 60th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Eddy Curry Jr. ... The New York Knicks, short for Knickerbockers, are a professional basketball team based in New York City. ... // zyko fucking [pretty much a free-for-all now] - The Zyko Whining Hour 07/06/05 @ 12:11 AM now i want to preface this by saying that gwilym wogan has been and still is my friend for many years you need to chill out a bit with your recent... Timothy (Tim) Mark Thomas (born on February 26, 1977, in Paterson, New Jersey) is an American professional basketball player in the NBA for the Los Angeles Clippers. ... Jermaine Jackson (born June 7, 1976 in Detroit, Michigan) is a professional basketball player in the NBA, currently unsigned. ...


On January 18, 2006, Davis was ejected from a Knicks-Bulls game for going into the stands and confronting a fan he alleges was intoxicated and abusive. He said he was concerned about his wife, whom he thought he had seen falling back and being touched by the fan. His wife claims that the fan was using inappropriate language around the Davises' child, and had asked him to stop, prompting harassment from the fan. Though public opinion allegedly swung in Davis' favor, the NBA suspended him for five games on January 19. The fan in question, Michael Axelrod, has stated that he was attacked by Davis' wife, and his lawyer revealed plans to sue for roughly a million dollars and a public apology by the Davises. Mr. Davis responded by stating, "I'm not apologizing to anybody for anything." On January 23 Davis and Axelrod settled their disputes outside of court issuing the following joint statement. January 18 is the 18th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... January 19 is the 19th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... January 23 is the 23rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...


"It's clear that the episode at the United Center last week, and its aftermath, evolved from some misunderstandings. This has produced regrets from all parties involved. Common sense strongly suggests that we collectively put this episode behind us and move on. That's what the Davis' and Michael Axelrod plan to do, and we hope everyone else will, as well." [1]


On the international level, he played for Team USA in the 2002 World Championship. Team USA (also known as Team NWA or Team TNA) is a wrestling faction brought together as part of Total Nonstop Action Wrestlings X Cup Tournaments, which involved a team of X Division superstars from various countries representing their nation in an international wrestling competition. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... The Basketball World Championship (official name: FIBA World Championship) is a world basketball tournament for mens national teams held quadrennially. ...


Davis was elected as president of the Players' Association at the union's annual convention on June 28, 2005. June 28 is the 179th day of the year (180th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 186 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


His ex-residence was in Naperville, Illinois. He now lives in New York with his wife Kendra, with whom he has a son and daughter.. Incorporated City in 1890. ...


On February 3, 2006, the Toronto Raptors traded Jalen Rose, a first round draft pick (from the Denver Nuggets), and an undisclosed sum of cash (believed to be around $3 million) to the New York Knicks for Antonio Davis. Davis went on to start eight games for the Raptors before missing the next twelve with an ailing back injury. On March 23, 2006, Davis was released by the Raptors after his injury was diagnosed by doctors as season ending. February 3 is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Jalen Rose as a Chicago Bull Jalen Anthony Rose (born January 30, 1973 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American professional basketball player of the National Basketball Association, currently with the Phoenix Suns. ... The Denver Nuggets are a professional basketball team based in Denver, Colorado. ... March 23 is the 82nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (83rd in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


Davis, now retired, is an assistant coach (he actually just came to one game) for MPA's basketball team.[citation needed] There is some speculation that Davis could make a return late in the 06-07 season. Several playoff bound teams such as the Bulls are lacking at the Power Forward position and could use him as a late season spark plug off the bench.


External links

  • Antonio Davis playerfile @ NBA.com
  • National Basketball Players Association site
  • Story on January 18 incident
Preceded by
Michael Curry
NBA Players Association President
2004–2006
Succeeded by
Derek Fisher

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Antonio Davis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (297 words)
Antonio Lee Davis (born October 31, 1968 in Oakland, California) is an NBA basketball player currently active on the New York Knicks' roster.
During the off-season in 1999, Davis was traded to the Toronto Raptors, and was elected to the NBA All-Star team for the first time in his career.
Davis was elected as president of the Players' Association at the union's annual convention on June 28, 2005.
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