Wizards player fined for gesture

Wizards player fined for gesture

There are 29 comments on the Akron Beacon Journal story from Apr 29, 2008, titled Wizards player fined for gesture. In it, Akron Beacon Journal reports that:

The NBA fined Washington Wizards guard DeShawn Stevenson $25,000 on Monday, but not for the flagrant foul given to LeBron James.

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RoseColoredGlass es

Akron, OH

#2 Apr 29, 2008
I know we love to remember Jordan as the greatest ever, but how do so many people forget that Jordan was such a big whiner. Every time he drove the lane he whined if he didn't get a foul call. And btw Deshawn Stevenson, he did whine about the Pistons fouling him, see http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives...
hdawg

Mamaroneck, NY

#3 Apr 29, 2008
Every player in the NBA is a whiner when they don't get the calls their way. I don't think I can think of one player that never complained to the officials.
Something Wicked

Stow, OH

#4 Apr 29, 2008
The wizards are poor losers. The fines they pay are pittance to what they earn, so the gestures fly when the stakes are high.
Joe

United States

#5 Apr 29, 2008
Does anyone remember that Stevenson was convicted for the statutory rape of a 14 year old girl in 2001. He was 21, she was 14. That piece of crap should be in jail and anyone close enough to Stevenson at the Q on Wednesday should let him hear about it!
hdawg

Mamaroneck, NY

#6 Apr 29, 2008
Lebron's mother has been in and out of jail a few times too, don't think they want to be going down that road.
Joe

United States

#7 Apr 29, 2008
Correction...charged not convicted and he was 20. Still, he's a piece of crap and he should hear about it?
In my opinion

South Charleston, OH

#9 Apr 29, 2008
They are talking about the players, what does Lebron's mom have to do with any of this, other than you're a hater/jealous.
hdawg wrote:
Lebron's mother has been in and out of jail a few times too, don't think they want to be going down that road.

“There is no God!”

Since: Apr 08

Akron

#10 Apr 29, 2008
Stevenson and the rest of the Wizards will get their comeuppance on Wednesday night when the Cavs win--and send the Wizards home until next season.
hdawg

Mamaroneck, NY

#11 Apr 29, 2008
not a hater, not jealous, just stating a fact.
The Voice of Reason

AOL

#12 Apr 29, 2008
Cleveland is doing just what they should be. Concentrate on playing and scoring and let those wizards keep on yapping. They are 1 game from elimination by the over rated Lebron James and company. I'll take his over ratedness every day.
underlying reasons

Akron, OH

#13 Apr 29, 2008
Think the Cavs fans are gonna boo stevenson? ha. They might as well just stay in washington. It would be less embarrassing. Players like that cost coach's jobs.

Go Cavs !
hdawg

Mamaroneck, NY

#14 Apr 29, 2008
You don't need to do anything to screw up Stevenson's game. You have to have some 'game' first.
Ohio girl

Massillon, OH

#17 Apr 29, 2008
Kent Dawg wrote:
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His father is in currently in prison for credit card fraud.
Get your facts straight - that is not his father. Leave the family out of this!
classycavs

Cleveland, OH

#18 Apr 29, 2008
hdawg wrote:
not a hater, not jealous, just stating a fact.
Not a hater, but definitely jealous and angry.
steve

Milwaukee, WI

#19 Apr 29, 2008
The NBA is laughable, if Cleveland did not have a team, I would have absolutely no interest. Actually, this all seems so backwards, to fine for the gesture but not the excessive physicality reflects a genuine mindlessness that has become all too prevalent in our culture.
RoseColoredGlass es

Akron, OH

#20 Apr 29, 2008
If LeBron is over-rated what is Deshawn Stevenson? Unrated?

“Serenity Now!”

Since: May 07

York Township, OH

#21 Apr 29, 2008
He made the gesture in the first quarter of a game that his team ended up losing. Paul Pierce did the same thing in Game 3 against Atlanta, and his team lost.

These guys are so stupid it's priceless.
Steve G

United States

#22 Apr 29, 2008
Did any of you catch the piece of an interview with Haywood (Wiz Center) mocking LeBron. They are saying he is whining to the officials too much, and complaining that they are trying to hurt him. What I find particularly amusing about the Wizards, is the two guys talking the most, are not amongst their top 3 players. Haywood and Stevenson, yap, yap yap. They are all talk, think they are getting in the Cavs heads.

But the top 3 players on the Wizards (Butler, Arenas, Jamison) just play the games. Obviously the guys doing all the taking aren't very good players or else they'd just let their performance do the talking.

Go Cavs, send these trash talking thugs home.

PS When are we going to find out what time the game is on, and on what channel? Still showing TBD when I looked.
Knowlege

Cleveland, OH

#23 Apr 29, 2008
Kent Dawg wrote:
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His father is in currently in prison for credit card fraud.
First off Lebron's father is not in Jail..If you are referring to Eddie Jackson that was his father figure (and he's not in jail either). Lebron's has never confirmed who his father was nor does he want to. Get your facts straight if you are going to post something as truth. If not sit quietly on the blog sidelines.

“Serenity Now!”

Since: May 07

York Township, OH

#24 Apr 29, 2008
Steve G wrote:
PS When are we going to find out what time the game is on, and on what channel? Still showing TBD when I looked.
It's 6:00 pm EST on TNT tomorrow. The Boston-Atlanta game will follow.

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