DeShawn Stevenson to LeBron: ‘We got the ring baby’
The Mavericks celebrated their NBA Championship today with a parade through the streets of Dallas and a rally at the American Airlines Center. And despite being arrested two days ago for public intoxication, Mavs guard DeShawn Stevenson was able to make his $475 bail yesterday just in time for the party. During the celebration, a Mavs announcer asked Stevenson if he had any final words for the Miami Heat and in particular, LeBron James: “You saw what my shirt said. We got the ring baby!”
HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Restraint isn’t part of DeShawn Stevenson’s vocabulary.
Despite getting arrested for public intoxication on Tuesday, despite posting $475 bail so he could be at the Dallas Mavericks’ championship parade, the controversial swing still went after rival LeBron James.
When asked if he had any final words for the Miami Heat and James, Stevenson told Mavs’ fans: “you saw my shirt. We got the ring, baby.”
Okay, this was funny. Not so much now.
After all, Stevenson called out James and the Heat for showing a lack of class. Yet, here he is rubbing in the victory days after getting arrested.
Not exactly a shining example of sportsmanship.
To be fair, Stevenson and James have a personal and professional rivalry dating back to their time with the Washington Wizards and Cleveland Cavaliers.
Still, there’s a time, there’s a place. And today’s championship parade wasn’t the time and place for Stevenson.
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