Posted by Julian Benbow, Globe Staff January 21, 2010 10:59 AM
After leaving the locker room without a comment following a dust-up with a heckler that ended with a graphic response loud enough to be heard on broadcasts of the Celtics loss to Detroit, Glen Davis issued an apology via Twitter. "“I’m a tough competitor and I’m proud of the work I’ve done to get in shape and be at the top of my game. That said, I shouldn’t have said what I did. My apologies to the fans and my teammates.”
The Twitter account is unverified, and as noted in the comments section there have been discrepancies with the identity behind Davis' Twitter account before. But a New York-based consultant to Davis confirmed that the account is Davis' and that it is in the process of being verified.
Scott Zack, such a regular that he knew members of the Palace security by name, got started on Glen Davis fairly early, calling Davis "Chubs" and "Fatboy." Davis responded harshly with an obscene sexual reference. Although he never engaged the fan again over the course of the night, the altercation seemed to take Davis out of his game. He finished with 4 points on 1-of-3 shooting with no rebounds in 15 minutes.
His weight has been a point of emphasis -- and sensitivity -- for Davis since coming into the league in 2007. Throughout the draft process, he was listed at 310 and speculation was that the number was higher. This past offseason, Davis went through extreme training, including ultimate fighting, to drop pounds. He's currently listed at 289 pounds.
Also, before the season, he was asked about the weight clause included in the two-year, $6.3 million contract he signed last August. He said, "That's a big reason, too. The bonus is huge. I wouldn't agree to it if it wasn't attainable."