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Thursday, May 24, 2018

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DeShawn Stevenson charges $4.50 for use of his ATM

DeShawn Stevenson, who was already known for having an Abraham Lincoln neck tattoo, became an even bigger urban legend when he shared a picture on Instagram that revealed he has an ATM in his kitchen. The Nets guard confirmed to TMZ that he does in fact have an ATM in his home, and he explained all the fees and charges associated with it.

TMZ says Stevenson paid $3,500 for the ATM and that he charges $4.50 per usage. He says the machine holds $20,000 and he refills it 4-6 times a year.

Even though DeShawn’s in-home ATM is the first many of us have seen, he reportedly got the idea from Rob Dyrdek of the MTV reality show “Rob & Big.” That fact doesn’t at all take away from the awesomeness of it.

But how much money are DeShawn and his friends squandering if they’re going through $100,000 in cash per year? Are you kidding? Don’t they have plastic?

Dan Gilbert and his son Nick wore matching suits, bow ties to lottery (Picture)

Dan Gilbert brought his son Nick to the NBA Draft Lottery for the second year in a row, and the two showed up all swagged out. The Gilberts wore matching suits and bow ties, as you can see in the picture above. Really the outfit was just Dan dressing up the way his son did last year.

Unfortunately for the Cavs, Nick wasn’t able to bring the same kind of good luck to the lottery as he did last year. The Cavs ended up with the fourth overall pick while the Hornets jumped everyone to get the No. 1 pick and Anthony Davis. The good news for Charlotte is that Harrison Barnes looks pretty solid at second overall.

Dwyane Wade Jumpman shirts given away to Heat fans before Game 2 (Picture)

Like many other teams, the Miami Heat have gotten into the trend of handing out shirts to their fans for playoff games. The objective is to get the arena color-coordinated, or in some cases, get a spell-out going. Well much to the chagrin of LBS writer Danny Lee who lamented the takeover of marketing and advertising in sports, the Heat partnered with the Jordan brand to give away Dwyane Wade Jumpman shirts for fans to wear during Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals.

Wade has been endorsing the Jordan brand ever since transitioning from Converse in 2009. I guess this is what you would call marketing synergy. Good thing the Heat aren’t facing the Bulls in the conference finals again, otherwise the shirt would have the silhouette of the opposing team’s most famous player.

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LeBron James wears thick fake glasses (Picture)

LeBron James has joined Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant in the funky glasses movement. The Heat superstar sported the horned-rims pictured above after his team’s Game 1 win over the Celtics in the Eastern Conference finals on Monday night. If I had to choose between fake glasses and matching ties/finger wraps, I might have to go with option c) hemlock.

I fully expect James to appear in a Weezer music video while wearing those.

As for some info of actual significance, I’m sure this won’t make the LeBron haters feel any better:

Listen Boston fans, at least it’s better than a wheelchair.

Photo Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

Dwyane Wade wears green tie and matching finger wrap (Picture)

Dwyane Wade is developing a bit of a Digger Phelphs-like habit. The Heat guard has been showing up to postgame press conferences throughout the postseason wearing ties and a matching finger wrap. We first noticed it when he did it last week when wearing the pink pants. After Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals on Monday, Wade wore green.

If this is the work of his fashion stylist, she needs to be fired. Ugh.

Pic via CJ Fogler

Dwyane Wade’s fashion stylist wants him to know what it’s like to be a woman

The postgame press conferences during the NBA playoffs have turned into somewhat of a fashion show. Once players get done competing on the court, they compete for attention with their clothes.

You have youngins’ like Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant making waves for embracing the nerdy style, and cats like Nick Young trying to wear the most outlandish outfits possible. Even Dwyane Wade got in the mix by wearing some head-turning pink pants last week.

Wade, like many other NBA players, has a fashion stylist who picks out his outfits, and she says her goal is for him to know what it’s like to be a woman.

“They know what women have to go through on a regular basis,” Calyann Barnett told the Palm Beach Post. “We spend all this time getting pretty, and you know, most guys don’t even notice.

“This is evil stylist talk – making guys understand what it’s like to be a woman,” she says of the players getting dressed up for the five minutes they’ll spend at a postgame podium.

Wade says he likes the way the NBA has evolved into a fashion show.

“Guys are really focusing on how they look, how they present themselves,” Wade says. “Everyone has their own little ways of doing it. I think it’s cool that people are getting into it and looking at athletes more.”

Yeah, it has become a second sport of sorts, but remember that it all starts with winning. If you’re playing like a stud and winning, you can get away with wearing outrageous outfits. If you play poorly and are losing, your crazy clothes make you look like you’re focusing on the wrong thing.

Dwyane Wade’s hot pink pants earn him a flagrant fashion foul (Picture)

Dwyane Wade wore the hot pink pants you see above before and after his team’s close-out win in Game 6 against the Pacers on Thursday. The pants were so awful they drew jeers inside the NBA TV studios, and prompted host Rick Kamla to call it “a flagrant foul of fashion.”

Wade apparently heard the criticism, so he opened up his postgame press conference saying, “Start off this interview by saying I know they’re killing me in the studio over my pants. They’re just mad because they can’t pull it off.”

When you go 17-25 for 41 points and 10 rebounds, you can wear whatever color pants you want. Russell Westbrook knows something about that.

Here’s a video showing Dwyane Wade’s pink pants:

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