Monday , Mar , 17 , 2008 Oly Sandor

LeBron James Responds to ‘Soulja Boy’ DeShawn Stevenson

Let’s hope the Cavaliers and Wizards meet in the playoffs. Clearly, a rivalry is building that goes beyond James and Stevenson. Remember, a few months ago, Washington guard Gilbert Arenas used his blog to criticize Cleveland’s front office for yo-yoing Larry Hughes’ minutes …

LeBron James Responds to 'Soulja Boy' DeShawn StevensonMy Very Quick Take: The wait is over. LeBron James has officially responded to DeShawn Stevenson calling him “overrated” after Cleveland lost to Washington last Thursday.

All weekend, I was dying for James to hit back publicly. My readers were too. Well, today, the King said his piece to Branson Wright, a reporter with the Cleveland Plains Dealer.

"With DeShawn Stevenson, it’s kind of funny. It’s almost like Jay-Z [responding to a negative comment] made by Soulja Boy. It doesn’t make sense."

Let’s hope the Cavaliers and Wizards meet in the playoffs. A rivalry is building between these teams that goes beyond James and Stevenson. Remember, a few months ago, Washington guard Gilbert Arenas used his blog to criticize Cleveland’s front office for yo-yoing Larry Hughes’ minutes.

Finally, I’m not saying anything about James comparing himself to friend Jay-Z, who is also a minority  owner with the Nets. It doesn’t add fuel to the James-to-New Jersey/Brooklyn fire that won’t go out.

It’s not like the King ever wore a navy New York hat to a Yankees-Indians playoff game, right?

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