Thursday, June 9th, 2011 at 9:10 am  |  9 responses

DeShawn Stevenson Calls Out LeBron James for Game 4 Performance

Though he quickly back-tracked from his comments, DeShawn let it be known what he thought of LeBron’s strangely passive play in Game 4. James, though, refused to engage in a war of words. From the Star-Telegram: “LeBron James’ disappearing act in Game 4 of the NBA Finals was a topic of discussion Wednesday. Dallas Mavericks guard DeShawn Stevenson, who had regular battles with James when the two were with the Washington Wizards and Cleveland Cavaliers, respectively, stirred the pot by saying that James had ‘checked out’ of the game. Stevenson later clarified his remarks. ‘When I said ‘checked out’ I didn’t mean anything negative,’ Stevenson said. ‘I just think when you have players like Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, you tend, when they have it going, to defer.’ James seemed to take it in stride. ‘DeShawn, he’s been talking for a long time, since [the] Washington-Cleveland days,’ James said. ‘I don’t let that get to us … Talk is cheap.’”

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  • balladjlfj

    Considering Stevenson was just as bad in the fourth, I would hope he backtracks his comments. He missed shot after shot, turned the ball over, and shoulda been subbed out for anyone. Why isn’t brewer in?

  • http://slamonline.com Yknot

    Talk may be cheap but three point contests against Arenas are expensive, just ask DeShawn!

  • Tolo

    Every team needs a bruiser like DeShawn!

    Some time they can back fire though.

    He should be getting feet under James every time he rises up for a jumper this will essentially break some ankles or frustate the king.

  • rich

    ^^^^^LMFAO i remember that dude was shooting with one hand lol

  • http://slamonline.com 1982

    That’s barely calling him out. “He checked out” is probably the nicest thing that was said about Bron for game 4. Seriously, anyone know why Brewer isn’t playing? Because he can’t shoot? Neither can Stojakavic or Cardinal. Make it happen Stern, early foul trouble for Mavs bench.

  • fruizm

    maan, being in the spotlight for a few days can really affect some people…..youre NOBODY deshawn!…soulja boy is your only friend….that should say something. watch deshawn getting his ankles destroyed by wade….watch 2:15 http://youtu.be/w9Q_7JQVp2Q

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Little much there Tolo.


    All they have to do is get their feet under Dirk & It’s Ova-Chicken !

  • slamfan4life

    its 3-2 bron..