Baron Davis nicknamed B-Diddy (born April 13, 1979 in Los Angeles, California) is a point guard with the Golden State Warriors. He began playing basketball at the age of three. Later, Davis became a star at Crossroads High School and UCLA. Davis was drafted by the Charlotte Hornets as the number three pick in the 1999 NBA Draft. Today, his career continues as one of the elite guards in the NBA, though he is frequently criticized as being a "shoot-first" point guard.
On February 24 2005, Davis was traded from the Hornets to the Golden State Warriors for guard Speedy Claxton and veteran forward Dale Davis. The move created one of the more potent backcourts in the NBA with Davis and star guard Jason Richardson. It also saw Davis' return to California where he craved to return to since his college days in UCLA. He was an NBA All-Star in 2003 and 2004, when he played for the New Orleans Hornets.
Davis is an all-purpose point guard who can score, dish and crash the boards. He is a candidate for a triple-double on a good night. He is quick to the lane and can steal the ball. He is a below average shooter, with a career average of just 40.7% from the field and only 66.8% from the free throw line. While Davis is a skilled passer and playmaker, he is also seen as a shoot-first type of player. In the last three years, Davis has attempted 7.1 three point shots per game, while only making 32.5% of them. Davis' biggest flaw has been his health problems, causing him to miss 115 games over the last four years.
- A frequent gum chewer during games, it was noted in an interview that Davis chews Juicy Fruit brand gum.