Baron Davis Is Hilariously on the NBA Comeback Trail

Stephen Babb@@StephenBabbFeatured ColumnistFebruary 21, 2014

Baron Davis hasn't set foot on an NBA court since 2012, but that certainly hasn't stopped him from stepping in front of the camera—this time in hysterical fashion.

This week's TNT segment featured a short spoof in which Davis details his supposed comeback, all culminating in a failed attempt to enter one of (TNT analyst) Kenny Smith's parties. Indeed, Davis is rebuffed at every turn—shut down by Oklahoma City Thunder head coach Scott Brooks and dismissed by the Portland Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard and Golden State Warriors' Harrison Barnes.

Earlier in February, Davis' "comeback" included an extended cameo by Steve Nash. In contrast to a portrayal of Davis' friends ignoring him, there actually seems to be plenty of interest in joining his comedic pursuits.

When he's not lightening things up with the TNT crew, Davis is getting plenty of TV experience. Beginning in November, Davis hosted a new six-part, fashion-oriented series called How I Rock It for the Esquire Network, blazing a trail for ex-NBA stars to broaden their horizons while staying in the public eye. 

It helps that Davis has a natural sense of humor and no shortage of comfort acting and hosting. He's probably the last guy who actually needs an NBA comeback, making his satirical attempt all the more ironic.

Before taking his talents to the airwaves, Davis spent 13 seasons in the NBA. He's perhaps most remembered for his four seasons with Golden State, including the 2006-07 campaign in which his eighth-seeded Warriors upset the first-seeded Dallas Mavericks in the first round of the playoffs.