Baron Davis

Born in Los Angeles in 1979, Baron Davis' talent for basketball propelled him out of South Central and into the spotlight. After graduating from the prestigious Crossroads School in Santa Monica, Davis Spent two years at UCLA, earning All Pac-10 honors before declaring for the 1999 NBA draft. Selected by the Charlotte Hornets with the third overall pick in the draft, he led the team to the playoffs in each of his five years with them. Davis returned to California in 2005, when he was traded to the Golden State Warriors. The same year, he began to make his mark on the entertainment industry as an executive producer of the film "Asylum" (2005). Injury and age began to take a toll on his career in basketball, but in 2007 Davis still managed to lead the Warriors to their first playoff appearance since 1994. In 2008, he was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers. Since he was battling injury he had more time to focus entertainment, executive producing the films "Autopsy" (2008) and "The Pool Boys" (2009) as well as the documentary "Crips and Bloods: Made in America" (2009). After stints with the Cleveland Cavaliers and New York Knicks, Davis retired from basketball in 2012. In 2015, Davis played a recurring role on "Sin City Saints" (Yahoo, 2015), a show about a fictional basketball team based in Las Vegas. He also appeared in guest roles on "Entourage" (HBO, 2004-2011),  and in the films "Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser" (2015), and "The Night Before" (2015).  The same year, he executive produced the documentary "30 for 30: Sole Man" (ESPN, 2009-). In 2016, he had a recurring role on "Mozart in the Jungle" (Amazon, 2014-).