There has been a variety of amazingly talented and athletic high flying knuckleheads that had all of the tools to be great but just wasn’t the “sharpest tool in the shed.” Tyree Ricardo “Ricky” Davis aka Get Buckets is a poster child for those types of players.
From day 1 with the Charlotte Hornets, Davis was a common sight on Sportscenter top plays, and with running mate Baron Davis, everybody thought the duo was going to be a 2 man nightmare for defenders for years to come. Well, Get Buckets was a nightmare to guard but he became mostly known in the league for being a player that was supposedly a nightmare to play with and coach although Pat Riley once said he regretted trading Davis and that he was never a problem.
While playing for Cleveland during the 2003 season, Davis pulled of something never seen in an NBA game till this date. Playing on the road against the Sixers in a late blowout, the Cavs got the steal as Ricky rushed to the rim and dunked it through his legs, looking almost effortlessly doing it. The Philly crowd took notice, but the announcers weren’t too excited. This underrated dunk is rarely mentioned, but, since that was the Pre-LeBron Cavs nobody noticed or cared.
He tried it again later when he found himself in Bean Town the next season, but on this occasion, he missed a between the legs dunk in the middle of a game. Lucky for Davis he was able to get the rebound, that counted and score in classic Davis fashion with a windmill dunk.
“I did some bad things, but the only thing I regret is my triple-double.” Said Davis in 2011 interview while playing in the NBDL. “But everything else comes with experience. People forget I got drafted when I was 17, so I had a lot of young ‘myself-myself’ attitude, and now it’s more about being part of a team, and more of what I can do to help the team.”