Posts Tagged ‘DeShawn Stevenson’

Kevin Durant Dominates At Summer League Game

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The NBA’s official summer leagues in Orlando and Vegas are mostly populated by either young players or players just hoping to make a regular season roster. When it comes to the NBA’s veterans, they generally skip the organized leagues in favor of making occasional appearances at games in some of the bigger leagues, like the Rucker in NYC or the Drew League in Los Angeles.

Which is exactly what happened yesterday, when Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant showed up at the Drew League to prove that summer is serious, and he got in a run in a game with several other NBA players, including Metta World Peace, DeShawn Stevenson, Baron Davis and DeMar DeRozan. (Also, rapper The Game was out there getting some run.)

Here’s a long video of highlights from the game…

Durant apparently missed the game winner, but his best play of the day was probably this dunk where he charged down the lane for the throwdown…

(via WTLC)

DeShawn Stevenson, perhaps gloating just a tad

by Micah Hart

Here is the championship apparel DeShawn Stevenson is wearing today as the Mavericks return triumphant to the city of Dallas (via @BallinwithBryan):

You gotta hand it to him — Stevenson backed up his talk in the Finals, much like his teammate Jason Terry, and to the victor go the spoils. If that’s the shirt he wants to wear, he’s earned it.

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Jason Terry takes the personal guarantee a little bit further

by Micah Hart

It’s a ritual nearly as old as professional sports — before a big game, or series, some star athlete or coach will guarantee victory for his side: Joe Namath before Super Bowl III, Mark Messier against the Devils, Paul Westphal down 0-2 to the Lakers. It’s a rallying cry, a vote of confidence for your team. But at the end of the day, it’s only words.

Not for Jason Terry. Showing his Dallas teammates what he thought they were capable of before the start of the 2010-11 season, JET had the Larry O’Brien trophy tattooed on his right bicep. Seriously. Check it out:

For realz???

Terry had the ink done at the home of noted tattoo enthusiast DeShawn Stevenson the day before a preseason game against the Magic last October. Calvin Watkins of elaborates:

Stevenson, who has an offseason home in Orlando, brought his chef and his personal tattoo artist for the players. It was a team-building exercise.

Stevenson’s chest, neck and arms are covered with tattoos. He even has a few facial tattoos and two piercings in his chest. But despite all of his tattoos, what he saw teammate Jason Terry do was mind-boggling at the time.

Terry got one placed on his right biceps of the Larry O’Brien Trophy, given to the winner of the NBA championship.

That is confidence my friends. There’s no return policy on that purchase.

Of course, things have played out pretty well for Terry and the Mavericks ever since. He is just four wins away from making this the most insanely awesome tattoo ever, as well as one of the most remarkable called shots in history.

Of course if they lose … well, I’m sure Stevenson’s guy can make it into something else.

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