DeShawn Stevenson has a big mouth and doesn’t back down from anyone. He called LeBron James overrated several years ago and that led to a war of words that involved rappers Soulja Boy and Jay-Z. Now that he’s won a title, Stevenson feels like he can boast.
“It makes me feel good, man, to beat him, to beat that Miami team,” Stevenson said after winning the title. “The way they act, the way they treated Dirk [Nowitzki], all the things that they said were very classless. To win on the court the way we did it, it was wonderful.”
There’s little doubt Stevenson earned the right to speak with his play. He made 57% of his threes and was a big reason the Mavericks won the title. But does anyone else find it ironic that Stevenson calls the Heat classless on one hand, and then goes out and wears this insulting shirt:
Yes, that shirt says “Hey LeBron! How’s my Dirk Taste?” Aside from the iron-on letters being glued on the shirt like it was done by The Riddler, it just is a hypocritical move by DeShawn. Yes your team won the title. Yes you had an excellent series. But you can’t call someone else classless while wearing an insulting t-shirt like that. At that point you’re just stooping to his level and it makes you appear like a hypocrite.
The Dallas Mavericks became the feel-good story after knocking off the Heat. Don’t ruin it by over-celebrating like a bunch of jerks. Act like you’ve been there before (at least somewhat).
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