DeShawn Stevenson, You Ain’t All That (according to your colleagues)
When they do, we win. The latest of such polls, a survey of 190 NBA players, asks the question, “Which NBA player thinks he’s a lot better than he really is?”
Some may call this the ‘Inflated Ego Award’ or ‘El Doucho Bago Del NBA Carnival’.
Whatever you call it, our own DeShawn Stevenson is tied for the lead.
Kendrick Perkins, Celtics C…..8%
DeShawn Stevenson, Wizards G…..8%
Rashad McCants, T-Wolves G…..5%
Dahntay Jones, Nuggets G……5%
Damon Jones, Bucks G…..5%
Thing is, I’ve railed against Stevenson…..a lot. And he probably deserves to be atop this list, but I feel for the guy.
DeShawn has been through some things, and his warrior like mentality in being able to play through injury is more than commendable….but between attention getting hairdos and outfits, and trouble keeping it real, Stevenson often comes across as a clown to the rest of the world.
DeShawn Stevenson is, however, a guy you don’t mind having on your team when he is healthy and when the players around him are healthy whereas he can just concentrate on hitting the open trey ball and manning up on D….oh yea, you want him on your team when he’s keeping his mouth shut too.
Unfortunately, all of that is a problem. Arenas and seven other dwarves, including Stevenson, weren’t in uniform against the Nets on Wednesday night. Stevenson’s back problems will probably bother him for the rest of his career. And I can’t ever see him keeping his mouth shut.
Hate to say it, but sounds like some dead weight to me.
Tip O’ The Hat on the SI tip goes to Hardwood Paroxysm