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Lebron James Vs DeShawn Stevenson Beef

Back in 2008, Stevenson called James “overrated” after a victory. When James was asked about Stevenson’s comments, he replied it would be “like Jay-Z saying something bad about Soulja Boy. There’s no comparison. Enough said.” And that is how it all started.

In that series, James and DeShawn Stevenson were going back and forth and at the apex of their beef, Stevenson called James overrated although James averaged 29.8 points, 9.5 rebounds and 7.7 assists per game as the Cavs knocked the Washington Wizards out of the playoffs in six games in the first round. The previous season, the Cavs swept the Wizards in the first round, just a year after beating the Wizards in six games in the first round in 2006

When the Heat and Wizards met again in the playoffs, Stevenson got Soulja Boy courtside seats to troll LeBron during Game 3, which was won by the Wizards. Not to be outdone, LeBron got Jay-Z to create a diss song for Stevenson and had it played at a popular club in Washington D.C. But LeBron had the last laugh that season as he put up a triple-double in a 105-88 victory in Game 6 of the series.

According to ESPN’s Tim MacMahon, in a story written in 2011, “Stevenson now acknowledges that his animosity toward LeBron stemmed from the Cavs repeatedly eliminating the Wizards. He refers to James as an “MVP-type of player” and says LeBron is either the best in the league or right behind Kobe Bryant”.

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But Stevenson, as a member of the Dallas Mavericks, got some payback two years later when he got under LeBron’s skin again and the Mavs beat the Heat in the 2011 NBA Finals. Stevenson celebrated the championship by wearing a “Hey LeBron! How’s My Dirk Taste” T-shirt

But after that Stevenson then had two forgettable seasons with the Nets and Hawks and found himself without a team in 2013 and being the character like he is he wanted to join forces with Lebron. Not surprisingly Lebron didn't consider it.

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