One of the biggest signs that Boston’s lead over the Heat became insurmountable Monday was the prolonged presence of Dewayne Dedmon on the court. The ineffective center logged 11 minutes in the Celtics’ blowout win and actually scored seven points on 3-of-4 shooting.
But it’s what Dedmon did after scoring that was more notable. Following each made basket, he appeared to be pointing towards former Celtics big man Glen Davis, who was sitting courtside. The Athletic’s Jay King tracked down Davis and confirmed the story.
“I tracked down Glen Davis after the game to ask what happened with Dewayne Dedmon: ‘Ahhhhh. I was talking [expletive]. He made his little two shots and he was talking shit to me. It’s all love,’” King tweeted.
Davis has attended a couple of Celtics games in recent months, despite facing a pending criminal case. Back in March, he went viral after ABC’s broadcast caught him sitting in someone else’s seat. While Davis explained himself on Instagram — he posted a screenshot showing his actual seat was only one row behind where he was sitting — his spontaneity threatened to land him in legal trouble.
Last year, Davis was one of 20 former NBA players who was charged by federal authorities for allegedly scheming to defraud the NBA’s benefit plan out of $4 million by submitting fake reimbursement claims for medical and dental care they never received (former Celtics Tony Allen and Sebastian Telfair were arrested as well).
The former Celtics big man was accused of violating his bail with his trip to the TD Garden, though his legal team said he was allowed to travel to Boston so he could promote his comedy tour.
Four years ago, Davis was arrested for marijuana possession and holding $92,000 in cash. He settled that case and avoided criminal time.
Now, he’s free to sit courtside for an NBA playoff game with stars such as Gucci Mane and Nia Long. Not bad.