Saturday , Apr , 19 , 2008 Oly Sandor

Round 4: Soulja Boy Feels ‘Disrespected’ By LeBron James, Supports DeShawn Stevenson & Wizards

Hit the rewind button and you’ll remember last month Cleveland superstar LeBron James and Washington two-guard DeShawn Stevenson exchanged insults like feuding guests on the Jerry Springer show. But their beef was real and personal. Thankfully, nobody had to step between these two like Steve, Springer’s faithful and diligent security man …

Round 4: Soulja Boy Feels 'Disrespected' By LeBron James, Supports DeShawn Stevenson & WizardsHit the rewind button and you’ll remember last month Cleveland superstar LeBron James and Washington two-guard DeShawn Stevenson exchanged insults like feuding guests on the Jerry Springer show.

But their beef was real and personal. Thankfully, nobody had to step between these two like Steve, Springer’s faithful and diligent security man.

Their rivalry isn’t done. Not by a long shot. For the last month, hoop heads have schemed on a Cavs-Wizards playoff duel.  Well, we got our wish.

Today, Cleveland and Washington will meet in the first round of the post-season. All the usual suspects are talking. Gilbert Arenas has done damage by blog. James has answered all media requests. And fans have discussed a WWE cage match in chat rooms and around cubicles at work.

Through all the drama, one very important individual stayed silent. Until now. Today, rapper Soulja Boy talked to Branson Wright of the Cleveland Plains Dealer and told the reporter he felt slighted by James’ comments.

"Someone from Interscope Records called me and sent me the quote," Way said. "I looked and didn’t really think much about it. LeBron said something like he was Jay-Z and DeShawn [Stevenson] is Soulja Boy. I took that as [disrespectful]." 

Remember, this mess started when Stevenson told Washington Post Insiders Ivan Carter and Michael Lee that James was “overrated”.

The King intentionally had no response, mentioning, “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 to respond."

Jay-Z is a legendary hip-hop artist, while Soulja Boy is perceived as a fad rapper. One hit wonder or not, Soulja Boy will attend the games in Washington, adding to an already entertaining series. Best of all, these teams haven’t played a single game yet.

Will you watch the James-Stevenson matchup? Let us know in the comment box below. Click here to read Oly’s blog and get his daily NBA takes. Image courtesy of wizardsdotcom.

For more on the James-Stevenson beef …

Round 1:

Round 2: Lebron James responds to Soulja Boy DeShawn Stevenson.

Round 3:
Analyzing Stevenson’s latest crack on James.