There have been many theories thrown about regarding the birth of Glen "Big Baby" Davis' nickname. There was the simple observation that he looked like a big baby. There are Internet sites saying he gained a reputation of a whiny player, and there are stories of his inability to prevent himself from crying.
The Celtics' forward revealed on Saturday how, exactly, he developed his nickname. As a warning, the answer may bore you.
"I was a big baby, literally. I was 14 pounds," Davis said while speaking to a group of children in Laconia, N.H. "[The nickname] just stuck with me throughout my career."
While a 14-pound newborn is a somewhat scary thought, it's somewhat disappointing that a nickname could be so literal.
The Big Hurt seemed like he wouldn't hurt a fly. Magic Johnson never cast spells like Harry Potter. The Fridge never, well, you get it.
Davis answered a number of other questions from children at the event, The Citizen of Laconia reports. Davis said he wears a size 15 shoe and that he hopes the Celtics will bring home their 18th championship this year.
"I'm just trying to stay disciplined and work hard," he said. "There's still a long way to go."