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DeShawn Stevenson says LeBron feud is “pretty much over”

May 28, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

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The NBA Finals aren’t going to feature the classic Lakers-Celtics rivalry that truly tested heated rivals like Kobe Bryant and Kevin Garnett who are actually friends and both live in L.A. during the summer, but whatever, the rivalry is like, totally mean and stuff. But there are a few storylines which will keep the columnists churning out the bulletin board chum for the sharks on both sides.

One such angle is the feud between DeShawn Stevenson and LeBron James, if you consider a feud in which one player totally and utterly dominates the other in any significant category outside of the number of neck tattoos available. Stevenson and James had a nasty little back and forth when the Wizards were still making the playoffs back in the Stone Age mid-to-late-00’s. The feud actually featured Jay-Z and Soulja Boy (!). There was a lot to love about this miniature feud, maybe nothing more than Stevenson dropping the “I can’t feel my face motion” in Game 3 of a 2008 series where the Wizards were destroyed by James.

But that was a long time ago, and DeShawn Stevenson is a little bit older, a little bit colder, a little bit wiser. Or at least he’s not pushing the feud with James again. From Mavericks.com writer Bryan Gutierrez:

“I don’t think he forgot, but it’s still there. It’s was with my old team. I think it’s pretty much over.”

So it would appear that we won’t be able to enjoy any more antics. Unless Stevenson and James get into a tussle which they are almost guaranteed to do. Additionally, this marks the possibility of an NBA Finals brawl between two players on the list of top fifteen most ridiculous tattoos, with Stevenson’s Honest Abe up against someone who literally spat the words “Chosen One” in ink on their back. This should be fun, regardless of what Stevenson says.

  1. cordae - May 28, 2011 at 10:19 AM

    Was that the series when he (LeBron) and Gilbert Arenas gave each other nearly 40 a night? That was one of the best (individual) series I’ve seen. Or was it a year earlier? I cant remember…

  2. randysavage4ever - May 28, 2011 at 10:40 AM

    The Wiz & the Cavs played in the playoffs 2 years in a row in great series with memorable moments…

    Lebron crab dribble no travel called game winner, another Lebron baseline game winner, Gilbert missing free throws- lebron tapping his gil’s chest trying to psych him out, SOULJA BOY AT THE WIZ GAME IN DC lol – for stevenson when lebron said it was jay-z vs. soulja boy…

    deonte west 3 point winner, caron butler acrobatic hang time lay up in cleveland…

    there were so many memorable moments between the Cavs & Wiz – cavs won all the series but most if not all the games were close & most came down to the last minute…

    if you ever visit DC & go to Chinatown where the Verizon Center is – they hate lebron james with a passion….yeah stevenson has moved on, but the wizards fans are still haunted by the cavs eliminating them during the glory years of Gilbert, Jamison, & Butler…

  3. bryan518 - May 28, 2011 at 7:03 PM

    Of course Stevenson is going to say it’s over… Lebron as much as I dislike him is going to abuse him all day. Stevenson needs to sit back and hope that dirk and Terry can get him a ring…

  4. DonRSD - May 30, 2011 at 11:19 AM

    LOL at the tattoo remark.

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