Archive for June 11th, 2011

Tim MacMahon of ESPN reports:

DeShawn Stevenson does not have a Facebook page.

That’s newsworthy because somebody who claims to be Stevenson posted on Facebook: “I told em Lebron is Overrated but did they listen? swag.”

Coach Rick Carlisle caught wind of that and confronted Stevenson, telling him to stop talking trash about LeBron James. Stevenson, whose history of taking verbal jabs at King James goes back several years, was confused and told his coach that the latest comment didn’t come from him.

“There’s like 37 people that are acting like me on Facebook,” Stevenson said. “I mean, if you look at me and look at all these tattoos, do you think I’d be sitting on the Internet and typing? C’mon, man. Sometimes you’ve got to look at a person. I would not be in my house on a computer typing nothing about anybody.”

Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports:

D-Wade

Two days after bruising his left hip in Thursday’s Game 5 loss to the Dallas Mavericks in these NBA Finals, Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade was back on the court at practice Saturday at AmericanAirlines Arena, moving without visible discomfort.

Wade shot 3-pointers with teammates during the portion of practice opened to the media, wearing no additional padding or bracing on the hip.

Coach Erik Spoelstra said Wade did not participate in contact work Saturday.

“He went through the walkthrough part of our practice,” he said.

Wade said it was a collective decision to hold him out of the contact portion of practice.

“Just another day to get in treatment and getting rest,” he said, “but I’ll be totally fine when it comes to tomorrow.”

The AP reports:

Jason Terry put his faith in these Dallas Mavericks in ink. On the inside of his right biceps.

With one more win, he’ll get to keep his tattoo of the NBA’s championship trophy - plus have the real thing.

Terry had his title hopes injected into his arm in October, during a get-together at teammate DeShawn Stevenson’s house. At the start of the playoffs, Terry vowed to have it removed if the Mavericks didn’t win it all.

Thanks largely to him regaining his shooting touch in that inked-up arm, Terry and the Mavs flew to Miami on Friday closer to a title than ever before in franchise history. It could belong to them as soon as Sunday night.

“We put ourselves in the situation we wanted, to go back there with this opportunity,” center Tyson Chandler said. “But we can’t get too ahead of ourselves. We can’t get caught up in all the hoopla.”

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