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DeShawn Stevenson wants to play for the Miami Heat

Aug 3, 2013, 9:30 PM EDT

LeBron James, DeShawn Stevenson, Antawn Jamison, Brendan Haywood, AP

Once Greg Oden made a decision to sign with the Miami Heat, it may have appeared a bit too easy to join the back-to-back defending champions on a veteran’s minimum deal in free agency.

That appears to be the case where DeShawn Stevenson is concerned, who is looking for work after recently being waived by the Atlanta Hawks.

Stevenson took to his Twitter account on Saturday to lobby for an employment opportunity in Miami — where he’d be on the same team as a player he once despised in LeBron James.

This is hilarious on many fronts, but we’ll start by pointing out the most obvious.

Stevenson made a bit of a name for himself in his days with the Washington Wizards going at LeBron, and the feud between the two extended off the court into the area of hip-hop which ended up involving Soulja Boy and even Jay-Z.

The fact that Stevenson is now asking for LeBron’s blessing in landing on the roster to play alongside him is beyond amazing.

But forgetting the silly history between the two players, Stevenson isn’t exactly a championship caliber player at this stage of his career. He was hobbled by a knee injury last season, and managed to average just 5.1 points in 20.7 minutes per game, while appearing in 56 contests.

  1. 1972wasalongtimeago - Aug 3, 2013 at 9:36 PM

    And now it’s clear that Stevenson knows the difference between The King and a pawn.

    • justaregulardoode - Aug 5, 2013 at 12:32 PM

      Oh now stevenson is at the end of his career now hes begging a guy he once said was soft and ovverrated smh.

  2. legend30 - Aug 3, 2013 at 9:47 PM

    I think the Heat are gonna end up signing Dahntay Jones instead.

    • justaregulardoode - Aug 5, 2013 at 12:33 PM

      remember him and lebron use to always get into it also. The heat like shooters and gys who get along in the locker room so I don’t see that happening with d-wade and lebron approving.

  3. rodge1 - Aug 3, 2013 at 9:51 PM

    No thanks Deshawn, but we’ll take Ivan Johnson down here in Miami. Make that happen LeBron.

  4. kb2408 - Aug 3, 2013 at 9:53 PM

    Yeah, both Oden and D.S. are probably a year too late…the Heat’s run is over.

    • eventhorizon04 - Aug 3, 2013 at 10:17 PM

      At least if he joins the Heat, he knows the team he’s joining is a legit contender.
      Joining a team like the Lakers means he’d be spending the regular season on a team that at best fights desperately for the 8th seed before getting bounced in the first round.

    • geefors - Aug 3, 2013 at 11:19 PM

      that run is just starting sorry to tell you kb and if oden can stay healthy and provide any resistance to hibbert not 3 not 4 not 5….

    • shanydawg - Aug 4, 2013 at 12:24 AM

      how much money you got?

    • blurayharris - Aug 5, 2013 at 8:21 AM

      Who are you lying to?… Only a misguided hater would think let alone say what you just did. The Heat will do a whole hell of a lot better than whoever your team is and I’m guaranteeing a championship as well. RUN is OVER?… No, all teams get RAN OVER!!!

  5. kingwithringz - Aug 3, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    Make it happen Pat! Deshawn or Raja Bell!

  6. dolphindubs - Aug 3, 2013 at 10:32 PM

    Heat need to make a run at Drew Gooden, not another wing player. Sorry DS, we dont need ya!

    • kinggw - Aug 3, 2013 at 10:51 PM

      The Heat have Haslem, Lewis, Varnado and Battier in addition to Bosh and Andersen, why would they be interested in Gooden? If they did go after another 4, wouldn’t someone like Tyrus Thomas be a better fit than Gooden?

      I dont think Stevenson would be a bad fit. He’s a 3 and D player. He can hit an open 3 and defend both the 2 and 3 positions. That’s something the Heat could actually use. I dont see what Gooden would bring.

  7. adamsjohn714 - Aug 3, 2013 at 10:40 PM

    NO. Don’t sign him. He’s not any good. Check his numbers.

  8. 00maltliquor - Aug 3, 2013 at 10:50 PM

    Hey, hey, hey. HEY. Get in line, DeShawn, like everybody else!

  9. rickyspanish - Aug 3, 2013 at 11:06 PM

    kb2408

    You’re funny, I’d be willing to bet that you’ve had that stance for three years now. Silly comments like yours make watching LeBron hold the trophy infinitely more satisfying, thank you for that.

    • kb2408 - Aug 4, 2013 at 1:28 AM

      You know what, you’re correct. With that being said, I’m 1-2 in my predictions. However, I easily could, and should be 2-1. We all know the Spurs should’ve won the title. However, close only counts in horse shoes. LeBron predicted 7-8 titles, the Heat won’t come even remotely close to that. They won’t even make it to the Finals next season. Maybe the Eastern conf finals.

      • tomtravis76 - Aug 4, 2013 at 1:57 AM

        Close also counts in hand grenades.

      • Kevin Pantheist - Aug 4, 2013 at 9:44 AM

        You have got to be an idiot. 7-8 was said as a joke at a “pep rally”. If you watched the video you will see both LeBron and Wade both laughing as he says it.

        You are petty and weak.

      • pantsfreezone - Aug 4, 2013 at 3:00 PM

        You are just upset because Kobe’s run is actually done and you know it.

      • turnmymicup - Aug 4, 2013 at 6:11 PM

        Thoughtless comments always get to me. The Heat have gone to 3 Finals in a row. Something we might not see for quite awhile. Yet you see them barely making the East Conf. Finals? The core of the team is still intact. With another year to gel even more they’ll be ready by playoff time. Don’t just hate for no reason show respect when it’s due.

      • blurayharris - Aug 5, 2013 at 8:33 AM

        Maybe Eastern Conference finals?… Seriously??…. What kind of DOPE are you smoking??? They will make the Eat Finals and I’m guaranteeing another championship. The Lakers on the other hand won’t even make the 8th seed all because nobody wants to play for that coach or with Kobe and his Ego(SixthMan)

  10. cmart0907 - Aug 3, 2013 at 11:09 PM

    I wanna play for the Heat also. Just give me a contract just because i wanna chase a ring.

    • shanydawg - Aug 4, 2013 at 12:27 AM

      and that makes you different from whom? you make that sound like a bad thing. would you rather FOLLOW a ring. watch someone else WIN the ring? be BEAT by someone to GET the ring? what’s your angle hater?!! LOL!

      • blurayharris - Aug 5, 2013 at 8:27 AM

        My thoughts exactly

    • turnmymicup - Aug 4, 2013 at 6:34 PM

      Aren’t all NBA players chasing a ring in a sense? Anyways NBA history is full of players that reached the ends of their careers and decided to sign with a contender. ONLY because its the Miami Heat anyone that wants to play here now is a “ring chaser”. Call it what you want I say it’s a smart move by any player.

  11. dolphindubs - Aug 3, 2013 at 11:10 PM

    @kinggw

    The Heat won the title again, but lets not think they cruised to it. Dont forget they could have VERY easily been beaten by SA, IND, or a highly depleted CHI team SIMPLY because they werent able to keep those teams off the glass. Do you want to throw all your chips in the middle of table on the Heat rising above that deficiency again to win their third straight?

    Me, I’d rather add some better depth to the bigs positions. Someone who can box-out and crash the boards because we are going to see those teams again.

  12. jagsfanfromtx956 - Aug 3, 2013 at 11:11 PM

    Kobe fans still desperately trying to hold onto a legacy that was created by the most dominant center in our generation. Anybody can chuck up 40 shots a game and average 20 lol without shaq, we’d be comparing Kobe and wade instead

  13. jagsfanfromtx956 - Aug 3, 2013 at 11:13 PM

    Why couldn’t mike miller play for the vet minimum again?? This isn’t 2007 lol the guy should’ve stayed

    • miamatt - Aug 4, 2013 at 1:43 PM

      He had a contract with guaranteed money. He was amnestied by the Heat. A player cannot re-sign with the team that amnestied him for the length of the contract that was amnestied (in this case, 2 years).

  14. canehouse - Aug 3, 2013 at 11:31 PM

    isn’t this the clown that had an ATM in hos kitchen? What a clown… sounds like the kind of person that would fit in perfect with the culture that is being cultivated with the Knicks.

    • rondue33 - Aug 4, 2013 at 10:17 AM

      ???? Since when do the Knicks have an ‘ATM in the Kitchen’ culture? The only culture thats being cultivated by the Knicks is winning 50+ games, besting Mia 3 out of 4 games, sweeping the SA Spurs, and trying to win a championship. Did we accomplish our goal, no, neither did 29 other teams. When we were sending Tim, Zo & Riley home every year what ‘culture’ was being cultivated in Mia? Ur talking out ur ass cause Mia bought their buttons.

      • Kurt Helin - Aug 4, 2013 at 10:52 AM

        And the Knicks team was assembled via the draft?

      • pantsfreezone - Aug 4, 2013 at 3:02 PM

        Good job not actually accomplishing what every team sets out to do.

        The Knicks culture is one of stupid trades, bad free agent signings and failure.

      • hotclark07 - Aug 4, 2013 at 10:29 PM

        The funny thing is you living in the pass and don’t forget Riley done bounce the Knicks out the playoff a few time.But it all boil down to who has more championship and that will be the Miami Heat so until the Knicks win some up to date championship what they did in the regular season don’t mean nothing and you gloating about they beat the heat 3-4 of time I remember that last time Lebron and Wade didn’t play and the heat almost won that if it wasn’t Melo dropping 50 they would’ve lost that game so don’t act like they dominate them 3 win two out of four yea but the third one was suspect.

  15. Anoesis - Aug 4, 2013 at 2:01 AM

    And here I thought just fans jumped on the bandwagon.

  16. thetooloftools - Aug 4, 2013 at 5:49 AM

    Stupid Ni…. never mind.

    • spthegr8 - Aug 4, 2013 at 8:46 AM

      ^^^^^ how fitting your name is ^^^^^^

      • bcwildcat24 - Aug 4, 2013 at 10:27 AM

        Amen.

  17. millertime1101 - Aug 4, 2013 at 6:21 AM

    duh he wants to play in Miami with current lineup carmello kobe dirk they all would like to play in Miami with that line up

  18. tannethrill - Aug 4, 2013 at 9:06 AM

    Can I play too?

  19. abxyer - Aug 4, 2013 at 9:42 AM

    WOW……Doesn’t he know there is a 18 month waiting list!
    Just wanna cut in front of EVERYBODY!

  20. bcwildcat24 - Aug 4, 2013 at 10:27 AM

    So Stevenson wants to play for the same team he called “classless” two years ago?! I’m sure they’ll just welcome him with open arms.

    • adamsjohn714 - Aug 4, 2013 at 6:02 PM

      If he was really good they’d sign him in a heartbeat. Nobody should run a business with hurt feelings.

      • bcwildcat24 - Aug 4, 2013 at 9:20 PM

        Only problem with him is he sucks now. He would actually be a downgrade. The fact is his nemesis has now figured out how to win titles and he wants to ride his coattails like Mike Bibby couldn’t. Don’t do it Godfather.

      • adamsjohn714 - Aug 5, 2013 at 2:48 AM

        agreed wildcat. These reports are troubling. I sincerely doubt the heat are interested at all in stevenson, but the Telfair rumors make my head spin.

  21. jjones314 - Aug 4, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    @ KB2408

    Hahaha. Idiots are funny. LMFAO.

    Miami won the title AGAIN.

    Back 2 Back!

    Lebron James – 2 time Finals MVP!

  22. jjones314 - Aug 4, 2013 at 11:20 AM

    Stop with all the ‘could haves and should haves’…

    They won. They got it done.

    LeBron James is the Closer. He closed the deal. Give credit where credit is due.

    Stop making excuses. The Heat won. It’s about the bottom line baby.

    People are so upset to see LBJ and the Heat win. LET IT GO. I think it’s time to move forward…

    And stop it with the “He said, not 2, not 3, not 4, etc, etc”…stop it. People say all kinds of things at a damn pep rally. You’re supposed to talk real big at a pep rally. It’s a pep rally. Ask any politician (Google Howard Dean’s Scream)

    The Heat are the champs and LBJ got it done. JUST ACCEPT IT. IT IS WHAT IT IS

    • pacers2winit - Aug 4, 2013 at 4:23 PM

      Could have – They did. Should have- Not necessarily. I’m a Pacers fan but I will give the Heat credit for stepping up their game 7 vs the Pacers. Close series, damn great series imo. But (typical excuse), the Commmish didn’t want to see a Spurs/Pacers finals. It wouldn’t have generated the income the way the Heat/Spurs did. Not typical excuse, The Heat wanted it just a little bit more and LBJ played his friggin heart out and carried them in the majority of the games. Wade is injured… wahhhh. Bosh is useless… wahhhh. If either of those two played with half the heart that Andersen did, it wouldn’t have went 7 games. Threepeat? I honestly don’t see it happening. Isn’t LBJ a free agent after the upcoming season? And with Bird back in the drivers seat over in Indy, and with the moves they’ve made during the off season, it MIGHT go 7 games again with a slightly different outcome… Keep an eye on Brooklyn though this year…. Houston vs Pacers – Finals (I just wanna see a Howard/Hibbert match up personally)

  23. jabronikid - Aug 5, 2013 at 2:47 PM

    He’s the worst fantasy player after Eddy Curry

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