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Wednesday’s Morning Mashup: Magic’s Glen ‘Big Baby’ Davis apologizes for hotel outburst

11.13.13 at 8:18 am ET
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WEDNESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NBA: Bobcats at Celtics, 7:30 p.m. (CSNNE)
NBA: Knicks at Hawks, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
NBA: Thunder at Clippers, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN)
NHL: Flyers at Penguins, 8 p.m. (NBCSN)
College football: Ball State at Northern Illinois, 8 p.m. (ESPN2)
College football: Miami (Ohio) at Kent State, 8 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Wright State at Georgetown, 7 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball: Mount St. Mary’s at Villanova, 7 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: Florida State at Central Florida, 7 p.m. (ESPNews)
College basketball: Valparaiso at Illinois, 7:30 p.m. (BTN)
Soccer: World Cup qualifier, New Zealand at Mexico, 3:15 p.m. (ESPN)

AROUND THE WEB:

‘€¢ Magic forward Glen Davis apologized for acting like a Big Baby early Saturday morning at an Orlando Travelodge following his team’s loss to the Celtics, his former club.

Davis, who has not played this season while recovering from a foot injury, reportedly visited the hotel at about 4 a.m. and became upset after being told there was no vacancy. He proceeded to reach over the counter, grab a computer keyboard, yank it from its connection and throw it in disgust before storming out.

“In regards to the incident that occurred on Friday night, I want to sincerely apologize for my actions,” Davis wrote on his @iambigbaby11 Twitter account. “There is no excuse for what I did. I was obviously wrong and I take full responsibility. I apologize to the Magic, my fans and the city of Orlando.”

Police were called, but Davis was not arrested as the hotel decided not to press charges. The team said it would handle any discipline of its co-captain “internally.”

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‘€¢ The Lakers said ailing point guard Steve Nash will attempt to return to the court, after reports surfaced that he might have to take a medical retirement due to nerve damage in his back.

Nash, who has been plagued by injuries since jumping from the Suns to the Lakers prior to last season, is due $9.3 million this year and $9.7 million next season and could be fully compensated if he was found physically unable to play.

“There’s always going to be a debate, but we’re not going to debate it,” Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni said. “He’s going to try to get ready, he’s going to try to play and we’re going to try to win. It’s really simple for us. It’s not difficult.”

Nash has missed three of the team’s nine games this season and will be out at least two more weeks while he gets treatment on his back.

“Steve will just have to get back as soon as he can and then we’ll see where we are,” D’Antoni said.

‘€¢ A community memorial is scheduled for Wednesday for an Arizona high school football player who died Monday after suffering a head injury in a playoff loss Saturday.

Charles Youvella died of a traumatic brain injury two days after Hopi’s 60-6 loss to Arizona Lutheran. Youvella, the son of the school’s athletic director, scored Hopi’s only touchdown in the game. He apparently suffered the injury when he was tackled and he fell the ground hard.

“You think he’ll be OK,” Hopi coach Steve Saban said. “It’s like a bad dream. I can’t put into words the whole situation. It was unbelievable.”

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Nov. 13, 1978, which player departed the Red Sox to sign with the Yankees?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Boston is, you’re not really supposed to ever lose a game, and that’s difficult to do. ‘€¦ You can’t have all that passion and not have some of the headaches that come with it. It’s a little different in Cleveland because it’s more just baseball, which I enjoy.” – Indians manager Terry Francona, after edging Red Sox skipper John Farrell for American League Manager of the Year

STAT OF THE DAY: 3 – Victories over No. 1-ranked teams for Tom Izzo and Michigan State in the last eight years, following Tuesday night’s 78-74 victory over top-ranked Kentucky

‘NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos): Adrian Alvarstein of the Norwegian hockey club Narvik Arctic Eagles celebrates his team’s 8-3 victory over Viking Hockey with an impressive dance.

Harlem Globetrotter William “Bull” Bullard suffers a gash on his forehead after the basket falls on him following a dunk.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Luis Tiant

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Actor Steve Zahn, who played the guitarist in “That Thing You Do!” was born on this day in 1967.

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