Baron Davis: Charlotte Observer Typo Reports Painfully Humorous Injury

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterJanuary 4, 2012

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The injury to Baron Davis is neither funny nor terribly interesting. The good people at the Charlotte Observer remedied both those points in one typo swoop. 

Let's begin with reality. For those not steeped in the minutiae of old dudes that are currently injured, Davis is sidelined at the moment for a herniated disk. Depending on what you believe on the injury, the star point guard could miss up to the next four weeks. 

Unfortunately for the Charlotte Observer, there is a certain wackiness in the English language that makes one letter extremely important. Its omission is the difference between ho-hum and hilarity. Here is a screen capture of their breakdown. 

As you can see, not much to really care about. Amare Stoudemire is dinged up, but it would only be news if he weren't. Iman Shumpert made the column, which I guess is fairly intriguing. 

Oh, and how wonderful that the Charlotte Hornets got a mention.

But what is this? The star point guard, Davis, is injured. By Jove, what on earth does he have?

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Well, it says that the poor man's...well, you can see for yourself. 

Well, if that isn't the most painful injury to happen to a man, well, I don't know what is. The paper obviously meant to include the word disk after herniated, but were just one letter shy of a boring news story. 

Baron Davis had a very light-hearted take on what would otherwise be a gruesome tale. The guard tweeted after seeing the typo the following: 

Well, this story is bordering dangerously close to the TMI boundary, so we should close this up rather quickly. 

We just thank the newspaper for having a sense of humor enough to re-capture the typo for all to appreciate. I look forward to another episode of Mad Libs from the Charlotte Observer

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