Orlando Magic forward Glen Davis appeared to live up to his nickname during a minor tirade at a Florida motel lobby.
A surveillance video has surfaced of the six-year NBA veteran, known as “Big Baby,' reaching over a Travelodge reception desk, snatching a computer keyboard, and hurling it off-camera at around 4 a.m. on Saturday.
TMZ Sports reported that Davis was trying to book a room in the early morning hours, but was told by the manager that the place was booked solid. After the manager turned his back, Davis grabs the keyboard, yanks it out of the front-desk computer, and chucks it across the lobby. A woman seated on the lobby couch can be seen reacting while she is on the phone, but doesn't appear very interested in the proceedings.
The video shows police arriving about eight minutes after the incident. It’s unclear if Davis was intoxicated, and there hasn't been a report of an arrest. Such a disturbance is often considered a misdemeanor.
Earlier in the night, Davis and the Magic had just lost to his former team, the Boston Celtics.
On Wednesday, Davis apologized via Twitter: “In regards to the incident that occurred on Friday night, I want to sincerely apologize for my actions. There is no excuse for what I did…”
Davis continued “…I was obviously wrong and I take full responsibility. I apologize to the Magic, my fans and the city of Orlando.”
A rookie with the Celtics 2008 championship team, Davis was traded to the Magic in December 2011 and has averaged 8.5 points and 4.6 rebounds in his career. He has yet to appear in a single game this season.
Back in February, Orlando suspended Davis for two games for “conduct detrimental to the team” after a reported outburst during practice.
In 2009, Davis reportedly broke his right thumb and required surgery after getting into a fight with a friend.
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