Good analysis of Boom Dizzle by John Krolik on SLAM ONLINE explaining why Baron Davis is in the Top 50:
At the risk of getting fired, this is what makes lists like this one so frustrating sometimes: 43 is probably about the right place on this list for Baron Davis. At the same time, there’s almost no way that Baron Davis will be the 43rd best player in the NBA this season.
Some people will say that Baron should be much, much higher on this list based on his talents and past exploits. Others will say that his abysmal season last year and overall inconsistency throughout his career should mean he should be off this list altogether until he gets some accomplishments in a Clipper uniform. And I can’t definitively say that either of those viewpoints are wrong. The mean of those viewpoints is the 43 spot, but the reality will almost definitely see Baron on one side or another of that ranking.
First, the good. When Baron Davis is firing on all cylinders, there might not be 10 players in the NBA who can swing the outcome of a game the way he can.