Glen “Big Baby” Davis played in the NBA from 2007-2015 for the Boston Celtics, Orlando Magic and Los Angeles Clippers. He first burst onto the national scene while in college at LSU, though, as an integral part of the team’s 2006 run to the Final Four.
Big Baby Davis went on This Past Weekend, a podcast hosted by comedian Theo Von, at the end of March. For those of you who are already familiar with Theo Von, you know this is good.
Theo Von is, in my opinion, one of the funniest comedians out there, and he has come into his own as an interviewer and conversationalist on his podcast. As soon as I saw that Big Baby Davis was on the show, I knew it would be a must-listen.
While the jokes are plentiful, and the connection between the two is clear. They bond over both being from Louisiana and having to navigate life in Los Angeles as outsiders. Von still gets lots of valuable insight out of Big Baby Davis about playing in college versus the pros, learning to live with money, discussing his dislike of Kris Humphries and much more, and that’s only in the first 25 minutes.
“Who is the dude, who’s the most gangliest looking dude if you were out there on the court, when you see this dude you’re like, how am I even gonna play this guy because his body doesn’t make any sense, you know?” Von asked Big Baby Davis at one point, an example of the sort of tomfoolery these guys got into on this podcast.
To make the connection even stronger, Von also spent time at LSU as a student when he was younger, and although it wasn’t at the same time as Davis, the two ended up knowing some of the same people and shared great stories about them.
If you have a little more than an hour to kill, or if you want some interesting conversation as your background, this podcast is certainly for you. And in general, I cannot recommend Von more strongly, both his podcast and work as a stand up.
Big Baby Davis also explained a new podcast he is starting called “The Rabbit and the Bear” with Rylee Rabbit, an adult entertainer. He said it will focus on humanizing the adult entertainment industry, the intersection between that and sports and so much more.