Tuesday, June 14th, 2011 at 10:43 am  |  92 responses

DeShawn Stevenson: ‘Hey LeBron! How’s My Dirk Taste?’

Hmm, how sweet victory is. After Dallas defeated Miami Sunday night to win the NBA Finals, outspoken Mavs guard DeShawn Stevenson let loose, calling out his haters and taking jabs at various players, notably LeBron James. In a ‘beef’ that dates back to the Cavaliers-Wizards playoff series’, Stevenson appears to have the last laugh for now. His latest antic: sporting a t-shirt with the message ‘Hey LeBron! How’s My Dirk Taste?’ From CBSSports.com:

“After poking and prodding Miami Heat forward LeBron James throughout the 2011 NBA Finals, Dallas Mavericks guard DeShawn Stevenson got in one final shot following Dallas’ NBA title.  The Mavericks closed out the series on Sunday night with a 105-95 win in Game 6 before taking to South Beach club LIV to celebrate with the Larry O’Brien trophy.   On Monday, the Mavericks flew home to Dallas, where Stevenson was spotted wearing a Mavericks blue and white t-shirt with lettering that read: ‘Hey LeBron! How’s my Dirk taste?’ That slogan is an obvious reference to a Shaquille O’Neal freestyle rap. O’Neal used the line, ‘Hey Kobe, tell me how my a** taste’ to mock his former teammate with the Los Angeles Lakers, Kobe Bryant. To add a play on teammate Dirk Nowitzki’s name here is incredibly inspired work from Stevenson, who may well have created a legacy for himself as ‘The Guy Who Got Into LeBron’s Head Completely’ in these 2011 NBA Finals. The most underrated part of this shirt is that it bears the sponsorship of HDNet, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban’s television station. It’s almost like Cuban is personally endorsing the joke.”

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  • Ali Saadat

    I was going to say stop being an idiot, but then i remembered it’s Deshawn Stevenson. But hey if it help beat those classless heat then i support it.

  • RunNGun

    LeBron can’t taste. He can only choke.

  • http://slamonline.com AlbertBarr

    Ouch RunNGun…ouch. LOL

  • http://slamonline.com Tracy

    RunNGun won this thread. It’s ooooovvvvvvveeeeeeeeerrrrrr ladies and gentleman.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Cheryl

    Isn’t this the same guy that had sex with a 14 year old and is a registered sex offender? yeah, you stay classy young man…

  • rudy

    I don’t think this is an “obvious” reference to shaqs rap. This seems pretty straight forward.

  • RobbieJay

    enoughs enough deshawn now stop before you get killed by brons “entourage”….

  • boom

    hey, look who’s talking! oh yeah, it’s trash!

  • RobbieJay

    & @Cheryl ironic that his shirts blue..lol

  • http://slamonline.com Tracy

    And btw, i thought JET was the one that got into Bron’s head, not deshawn.

  • Ohhitskb

    Because this & shoving Haslem because you lost the lead ISN’T “classless”, right?

  • Bruno

    and it’s only the beginning of what’s is gonna come for lebron until next season hahaha … where can I get one of those???

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    I can’t wait for LeBron to prove his critics wrong next year by scoring 40 ppg during the regular season and 18 ppg in the finals…choker…

  • http://slamonline.com GotHandles?

    how can this guy call another guy “classless?”

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    While it is most certainly a case of the pot calling the kettle black, I do agree with DeShawn…this marks the first time in my life that I have agreed with someone who has an Abe Lincoln tattoo on thier neck….

  • tRay

    Woow this guy right here thinking he’s big sh*t and calls the other guy “classless”?

  • StraightFlexxin

    Ooooooooo they so sensitive!!!! Pull ya skirts down b! Classic trash talk right there. LeBron deserves every second of it. Clown went on TV and basically told the world, “It don’t matter what you think cuz you gone wake up broke anyway”. DSteve, I 100% support ya antics!

  • Clayton Bigsby

    Hey he couldve gave that young girl flowers and a nice dinner, that’s not classless. Anyways, the shirt is funny, the bad use of grammar isn’t.

  • ClydeSays

    When you look what Stephenson’s father did in his brief life, you’ll think that DeShawn is relatively sane. Sort of.


  • maloney

    he was 19 when that sex thing happened. yeah it may technically be illegal but anyone whos been through the public school system witnessed that all the time. its basically a senior hooking up with a freshman in high school. not to mention a 19 yr old deshawn has the maturity of a 12 yr old prolly, and the girl was prolly “developed” enough and lied about her age. if anyone had sex with a child it was her. actually read into things before you just open your mouth. a 5 year age difference is nothing.


    a sex offender calling other people classless. only in america. let’s see if you’re gonna be on the roster next season. Let alone start

  • el_larsen

    karma is a B%%%TCH


    Word . Hes got a ring , but still has to call out the King using Shaq’s gimmick to get recognised . Chump LOL

  • rich

    lol he meant to have the r in dirk be a “c” instead but stu jackson wasnt havin that


    Mr 2 mins per game, in a years time nobody gonna know your name. Coz u whak as phuck.

  • http://Slam.com Michael

    I am waiting for Stevenson to do a puppet commerical a al the Kobe Nike “LeBron have you seen my rings” one. Priceless

  • http://www.fiba.com Darksaber

    Aaaaand who sponsored/sanctioned the t-shirt he’s wearing?
    Hint, HDNet made a certain sportsteam owner very rich when he sold it if memory serves right.
    Gotta luv Cuban, quiet for 2 months so he could REALLY.RUB.IT.IN!

  • http://slamonline.com AllBall

    We are still referring to James as the King? SMH.
    What’s also laughable is the LeBron fans still jumping to this guys defence after another post season failure.

  • http://www.offthebackboard.wordpress.com karma

    lol @ these oversensitive Lebron fans.

  • http://www.fiba.com Darksaber

    And SLAM, your new wider comments section has a serious flaw!!!!
    One exposed Due to Bulls22′s excessive gloating allover articles since the Heat lost.
    His HAHAHA’s seem to be to long for the set boundaries of the frame, so when exceeded
    It is impossible to get back to the beginning to read or even comment.
    Fix? Please?

  • http://www.offthebackboard.wordpress.com karma

    and please stop referring to Queen James as “king”. He wasn’t won a single thing in his life other than regular season games and awards. GTFOH.

  • Dubson

    Cheryl, Lebron is classless. Glad they lost. Get off the bandwagon people because like Game said “Lebron won’t win a ring!” And guess what?! Joined with the best and still lost like a LeBeach.

  • bull22

    shout out to ALL of you who with ethusiasm for the game made the playoffs interesting, and sergio i did stick around until end of finals as i said. my last item on the agenda today, EBOY a few weeks ago told another fan we are taking final steps in our journey and without further adieu i think this is what he meant…… “THE FINAL JOURNEY” “THOU SHALL LEAD THIS HEAT ON THIS GLORIOUS JOURNEY,THOU SHALL PREPARE A BISCAYNE FEAST FOR YOU, THOU SHALL BE YOUR KING, COME WITH ME MY OBNOXIOUS MIAMI BRETHREN, TO TAKE THESE FINAL STEPS INTO MY ABODE, WHERE THOU IS THE KING OF THE MIAMI SEWERS”………. HAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAH

  • tRay

    @Dubson Nice Game reference lol dude is sick!

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  • theDankerNuggets

    Stevenson is such a joke. He’s like that little punk kid on the really good team that does all the trash talking even though he has no real impact on the game. It was J-Kidd that guarded Lebron the most, all Stevenson did was guard Lebron a little bit and hit a few wide open 3s. It’s like since Dirk won’t say anything we have to listen to this punk all the time. I know Lebron will get the last laugh though when Stevenson gets cut mid season, let’s not forget he only played like 5 minutes a game during the regular season and that was with Caron Butler out.

  • Gubbins

    I’m torn between chuckling at his gag & lamenting the lack of dignity in his triumph…

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  • unrel

    condoms are 99.99% accurate… i’d like to be that smart..

  • Gubbins

    The Queen wore a similar t shirt to the reception of the recent royal wedding. She disapproves of Lebron’s use of ‘The King’ apparently…

  • Gubbins

    The Queen wore a very similar t shirt to the recent royal wedding. She disapproves of Lebron’s use of ‘The King’ apparently…

  • lewis2307

    @unrel HAHAHAHA! you actually just cracked me up! But hes still a dumb ass piece of s*&t


    LeBron choked on the Dirk.

  • bike

    DeSh*t Stevenson is the reason I do believe men scribbled on cave walls million of years ago.

  • Clayton Bigsby

    “Stevenson is such a joke. He’s like that little punk kid on the really good team that does all the trash talking even though he has no real impact on the game.” – you mean like chalmers? yeah thats true.

  • Clayton Bigsby

    hey lebron how’s my darksaber taste?

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  • robb

    There’s nothing worse than a player who happens to win a championship as a very expendable role player and starts talking trash to the losing team. I don’t care how much Lebron choked, Stevenson is a forgettable and irrelevant player who tries to turn heads with his loud antics. I can’t see Dirk, Kidd or even Terry doing this and that’s because they actually did something to win the championship, they don’t need to prove anything else. And Stevenson dares to call the Heat classless??? LMAO.

  • http://www.offthebackboard.wordpress.com karma

    @ Robb…just like I can’t see players like Dirk, Kidd or Terry MOCKING either Wade or Lebron though they had every reason too. The Heat are an arrogant bunch who want things to be handed to them on a silver platter. Like Simmons said, they’re like that bully who acts tough…that is, until someone stands their ground and hits them back, and they get sensitive. Clearly, its even transferred to their fans.

  • fruizm

    you are not entitled to an opinion if you have a tattoo ON YOUR FACE.

  • robb

    ^^^^yeah the Heat are arrogant and all, but Stevenson calling them classless is like the pot calling the kettle black. I read the article, good piece, Simmons was talking about Tyson being the bully. Obviously he doesn’t know sh*t about boxing, but it was a good article.

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    @ AQword

    HAHAHA 2 mins a game, he shut your idol DOWWWWNNN!!!
    Altrough it doesn’t matter who guards Lebron in the 4th.

  • BostonBaller

    Great series!! The better team won and I think the extra talking doesn’t add anything to it whether it be LBJ making a not so smart back handed comment about fans then pulling it back or D Stevenson having a dumb shirt made about a player who has much much more talent than he does. Stevenson played well enough with the time he was given and those “couple of 3′s” truly did help the team get to this point. I really hope LBJ doesn’t say anything else for a while and just relaxes, watch film and work out.

  • unrel

    forget what stevenson did/didn’t do in this years finals.. you have to remember.. he was battling bron in the eastern conference and getting killed.. who else knows what was said on the court and all that.. for him to get a ring before lebron.. why wouldn’t he throw it in his face.. blame bron for having beef with a role player..

  • http://www.slamonline.com Slick Ric

    @mubwar, you are totally right, but if he was still in school, im cool with it but he need to calm his ass down. I was rooting for dallas but all the lebron bashing is totally unnecessary because at the end of the day it is just a game so people need to keep it on the court.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ The Promise

    Ya’ll sound like a broken record. I get the point, everyone thinks Stevenson was classless in doing this, but, LeBron and the Heat asked for this. They ran their mouths as much as anybody, they are the ones who said they were gonna win like 8 championships, they made fun of Dirk, etc. So when you open your mouth and put yourself and your team out on a limb like that, everyone is gonna laugh and make fun of you when you fail to back it up. That simple.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    When did the Heat say there were GONNA win 8 championships? He (LeBron) said how many they would try to win. Not how many he guaranteed they’d win. And they didn’t even make fun of Dirk they made fun of the media and all of the idiots that buy into the overreacting BS making a bigger deal out of little things then they needed to…..which is exactly what happened, a fake cough that turned into “disrespect gate 2011″ — The celebration and decision and fact that Bron refers to himself as “the king” to everyone is what is “asking for it” but all the other stuff is just an overused media cycle pumping out a new story every day, and all of the stupid gullable idiots who read them buying into and making a big deal out of irrelevant sh*t. Honestly we all know I’m here consistently, and I have seen MAYBE 5 people give credit to the Mavericks, while I’ve seen countless people blame everything in the world on LeBron and the Heat. They are arrogant, pompous idiots. END OF STORY, everything after that is just hating, needlessly

  • Mavfan4life

    nbk – how much do you bill LeBron for being his spin doctor? He didn’t say “try” to win, he picked up the Heat moderator’s comments about the “3 Kings” coming down to Miami to win “not one, not two, not three…”. It wasn’t a guarantee, but the whole affair was ridiculous. That’s not LeBron’s fault, though, it’s the Heat organization that’s to blame there.

    They absolutely made fun of Dirk. They tried to spin it a different way after they got blasted by the media, however, if you look at the video of the Saturday press conference, they kept it up while the press was grilling them (correctly) about it. But, because they say it’s the media that was the target, we’re too stupid to figure out what a couple of educational drop-outs were implying. This is the same Dwyane Wade who was illiterate when he started college and had to miss a portion of his freshman year so he could learn to write. But, we’re too stupid to get it.

    I do believe that LeBron took a lot of unfair criticism in the series, but he and Wade deserve that. They live in a world where everyone kisses their rears and tells them how great they are. Apparently, they are much bigger than their coach, in their own minds.

    As a Mavs’ fan, I appreciate what Stevenson brings to the team. Haslem intentionally walked out of his way trying to f with the Mavs’ psyche, and Stevenson did exactly what he should have done. You can’t have it both ways – you can’t criticize the Mavs when they lose because they’re too “soft”, and then whine about their lack of class because they don’t let another team push them around.

    The Mavs won because they’re the better team. They knew they had to get into the Heat’s heads to win the series, and they did exactly that. Game 2 was the beginning of the end for the Heat, and they didn’t have the NBA’s corrupt officiating to pull it out this time.

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  • Mr. Wet

    Not reading through all these comments, so if someone stated this first. I apologize. But if the heat had one, and Lebron did this. It would be all over espn. and he would be roasted to death. This guy gets laughs and praise for it. Stupid sports media influencing idiot america.

  • Jackie Moon

    yes yes it’s best if you go to sleep jtaylor, don’t face the reality that Kobe is and was better than Lebron, the same Kobe whose Lakers were swept by the Mavs, yes that Kobe, also the same Kobe who is a two-time Finals MVP who scored 10 points in the fourth quarter of Game 7 of the NBA Finals in 2010.

  • MikeC.

    Maybe I need an English major to weigh in on this, but I’m pretty sure that there aren’t any grammatical errors on Deshawn’s shirt. My only beef is that he’s riding Dirk’s coattails a little too much. If it was me, it would read “Hey Lebron! Kiss the ring B!TCH!”

  • Atsushi

    thats to much

  • http://Slamonline.com Datkid

    Nah cosign nbk… Mavs4life you and the promise are tripping. And wayno your out of your mind if you think that deshawn stevenson has more class than the heat. Nobody is giving the mavs the credit they deserve honestly


    How stupid do most of you sound….Lets be honest everyone (except people in Florida) wanted the Heat to lose. I didnt want them to win myself. Face the facts they lost to a TEAM….So get the hate out of your season now. Remember most of you hating Lebron are the same BUMS that didn’t want the Black Mamba aka Kobe Bryant to win either. Two rings later the taste of dick left your mouth. All I am saying is becareful what you ask for. And before a Dallas fan comes on and says something about sweeping LA (the four games you swept us in is the amount of rings you need to catch-up.)

  • jumpman

    in the end, stevenson needed superstars like dirk and kidd to win the championship for him. he barely did anything significant. he was just along for the ride, just like all the bandwagon dallas fans(aka lakers fan/boston fans/”insert team that didn’t make finals” fan)

  • http://slamonline.com Chester

    hey Cheryl GO SUCK A DIRK!

  • rnz

    Wow, I’m not a lebron fan…in fact I shed a happy tear when JKidd got his ring…but I sure hope that lebron uses all this sh!t thrown at him as a motivation, and entertain us come next season with some crazy basketball

  • bigdoggchad

    I guy that shot 13-23 from 3pt played, great defense on LeBron and D-Wade, hit three 3′s in a quarter twice to keep Dallas in it. I think he can say what he wants. He earned his ring.

  • MikeC.

    @bigdoggchad – I didn’t want to go check the stats because I’m lazy, so thanks for proving the point I was going to make. DeShawn is a role player, and can get buried on the bench for stretches, but he came up very big at big moments in the Finals.


    This is a great thread. lol

  • Secondacr

    Just to be clear on the Tshirts origin , Hd net did not sponsor this , as anyone can see it is old fashioned iron on block letters , it was reported that the shirts say “the time is now” originally on them .

  • Nik

    LeBron and the Heat are being arrogant?!?!?!?! Look at the conceited guy in the picture who had the self-gratify
    t-shirt custom made for himself! Now if you still can’t see who the real arrogant one is, go look up the meaning of the word in a dictionary…if you can even spell I correctly.

  • Niki

    Real winners don’t need to wear slogans to bash the team they just beat. DeShawn Stevenson must be very insecure with himself. I would be to if I knew I had very, very little to do with helping my team win. Once Butler is back, Stevenson won’t do anything other than keep the bench warm. He should be kissing Dirk and Kidds feet for giving him the only ring he could ever possibly get in his self-centered life.

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  • Nik

    Real winners don’t need to wear slogans to bash the team they just beat. Stevenson must be very insecure with himself. I would be too if I knew I did very, very little to help my team win. Once Butler is back DeShawn won’t be anything but a permanent bench warmer. He should be kissing Dirk and Kidd’s feet for getting him the only ring he could ever Dream of having the chance of getting.

  • key

    Ya’ll some dummies. Lebron still wins. Because everybody is talking about HIM not the MAVS! This guy just shows how ignorant and insecure HE really is. And now his dumb ass is in jail! SMH… Wake up doe doe’s! IF YOU WANT TO BE A WINNER. ACT LIKE ONE. #teamHEAT

  • AJinDallas

    RunNGun: Nice.
    Who knew LeBron needed so many wet nurses. He’s a big boy, if he can’t take an opponent going hard in the paint or a (really clever) quip on a Tshirt, he’s not built for this. My guess is LeBron is fine…you guys need to take it down a thousand. If he can cough at Dirk and show up in very natty, coordinating ensembles for joint interviews with DWade, I’m guessing he can take a joke. It comes with the territory.

    Forget Stevenson. He’s a round the way kid with a lot of mouth and money. It’s a recipe for disaster. A public intoxication charge is the least of what a pro athlete at the top of his game can get into. What I’d pay to see is some of us behaving with a little more class and dignity.

  • Drew

    Lets see, he calls the heat classless, then he wears this shirt and gets himself arrested for being drunk on the street. What a hypocritical douche

  • ahmed

    This idiot! Talk about classless. This fool can’t hold a candle to Lebron. And who wrote this…..not only is it classless, but grammar-less! Begs the question: is Deshawn gay???

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  • D

    “Lebron, keep choking on my Dirk.”

  • http://slamonline.com Ugh

    Hawhawhaw. I like thisman’s style.

  • HawHaw

    Are you guys fn serious? You bandwagon polesmokin heat fans dont know when to stop.. So what? He’s classless for wearing a T-shirt? So in 06 when D.Wade won, mocked Dirk and made himself the epitomy of Class I suppose. I simply put it up to “What comes around, Goes around.” Meanwhile, myself and the rest of america look forward to the release of this shirt to wear, especially at every game Lebron comes to play in our respective courts =) Suck our Dirks! =)

  • Bluntman

    How long till I can buy one? That’s hilarious… Good for the Mavs, still have a soft spot for them even though Nash is long gone. Heat will probably 3 peat the next few years, so we better be ready for the responses from James then. They need to put the words on the front though with a picture of Lebron eating a German sausage with Dirk’s head on it! Get on it Cuban and send me a dam shirt!

  • NDAx92

    Why is everyone trippin’ out?
    DeShawn won, LeBron didn’t.

    Its funny how everyone’s critics. We could say how we would have done it, even though we never have nor will we ever do it.

    Just shut up & watch the games.

    Ps. I’m tired of everyone saying..The Heat will get them “Next Year” WTF if i’m not mistaken after the little party they had in Miami last year introducing the Big 2 1/2 (Chris Bosh is irrelevant) this and the next 6-7 years were supposed to be the MIAMI HEAT years, but it really isn’t going to be. Every team knows what it takes to beat the Heat and since they don’t really have any money to acquire an effective PG or C. We’ll be having this same conversation next year.

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  • Ken mav fan

    Deshawn Stevenson had EVERY right to do what he did. Lebron is arrogant and NEVER wins anything. Lebron took a shot at Dirk before he knew Dirk would have his way with the whole team and then got scared and said….hey guys I know I’m the so called best defender so ill guard….Jason terry a bench player who lit me up after calling me out. Well hey maybe hell go get Jay Z and do another song about him. As far as the sex offender thing whatever he was young. And lebrons mom is having sex with delonte west. Deshawn is a NBA CHAMPION and Lebron is AFRAID of him. Get em Deshawn and I Promise he will be on the team next year…he shot the lights out when they won they ring lebron got lit uo by by a bench player that called him out and lost!!!! Same thing next year buddy. Lebron is garbage

  • http://Slamonline.com Waffle

    Deshawn isnt very classy but he has every right to wear that shirt. He won a ring and actually played a big role in the 4th quarters in those games. Plus I think its a funny shirt lol

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  • LookAtThat

    And then we won.