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Baron Davis Earned Nearly $150 Million in the NBA and Has Done Everything Imaginable Since Retiring

Former Golden State Warriors star guard Baron Davis had an excellent NBA career, and he’s enjoying plenty of success off the court.

Davis, the former All-Star and steals leader, has thrived since he played his final NBA game. Whether he has been in the D League, BIG3, or in one of his many business ventures, you’ve probably seen a healthy and happy Davis.

It has been nearly a decade since Davis last suited up with the New York Knicks, and he’s made the most of both the money he earned and the chances given to him in his post-basketball life.

Baron Davis had an All-Star career

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If not for injuries at the end of his career, Baron Davis might have made a late push for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

The third overall pick in 1999, Davis averaged 16.1 points, 7.2 assists, 3.8 rebounds, and 1.8 steals per night in 835 career games and 692 starts. Davis shot over 40% from the field and 32% on three-point tries.

A two-time All-Star, Davis was a capable postseason player when he had an opportunity to play extra basketball. Davis averaged 18.8 points, 6.2 assists, 4.3 rebounds, and 2.3 steals per night in 50 career playoff games.

A back injury halted Davis’ effectiveness in 2011-12, his only year with the New York Knicks and what proved to be his final season. Davis missed all of the 2012-13 season with a devastating knee injury, and he never played in the NBA again.

Davis is possibly best known for his time on the Warriors

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Although Baron Davis entered the NBA with the Charlotte Hornets and earned a major contract from the Los Angeles Clippers, he is arguably best known for his four seasons with the Golden State Warriors.

These were the pre-Stephen Curry and record-setting Warriors. In the mid-2000s, Golden State almost always missed the playoffs despite employing elite talent.

One season proved to be the outlier, however. Davis averaged 20.1 points on 43.9% shooting from the field, 8.1 assists, and a league-high 2.1 steals per night for the Warriors during the 2006-07 season.

Golden State snuck into the playoffs at 42-40 and earned the No. 8 seed and a date with Dirk Nowitzki and the 67-win Mavericks. Davis averaged 25 points, 6.2 rebounds, 5.7 assists, and 1.8 steals per night in the six-game upset.

However, Utah defeated Golden State in the next round, and the Warriors didn’t make the playoffs again until the 2012-13 season.

Baron Davis has had a busy retirement

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According to Basketball-Reference, Baron Davis earned over $147 million in the NBA. Signing a five-year, $65 million deal with the Los Angeles Clippers in 2008 surely helped Davis’ bank account. 

Davis has been a busy bee in retirement. Anything you can think of a player doing after their career, Davis has done it — and probably found success in that venture.

Davis tried making a comeback with the D League in 2016, and later played in the BIG3. The former All-Star married Isabella Brewster, an agent, in January 2014; the couple had two children together before splitting in 2017.

Basketball fans have seen Davis appear on TNT’s NBA coverage, specifically on the Players Only broadcasts. Davis did some acting during his playing days and stars in WTF, Baron Davis, a sitcom on Fuse.

The first season of WTF, Baron Davis aired last year. 

Davis even branched out and joined an advisory board for Tinley Beverage Company, which produces non-alcoholic drinks. Davis only turned 41 in April, and it is clear that he has a bright future ahead of him — and with many roads to walk down. 

All stats courtesy of Basketball-Reference.