Bitter Wizards Continue To Talk

Gary LloydSenior Analyst IApril 29, 2008

I feel bad for the best two all-around players for the Washington Wizards — Caron Butler and Antawn Jamison.

And don't try to convince me they're not the two best Wizards. They are.

The best two talkers on the team, though, are DeShawn Stevenson and Brendan Haywood (Gilbert Arenas is the best blogger).

I wish those two would shut up, don't you?

First it was DeShawn Stevenson saying LeBron James is overrated.

Are you serious, DeShawn? Have you seen what this guy has done in his still extremely young career? Have you? By calling King James overrated, you obviously have not.

James retaliated, saying, "With DeShawn Stevenson it is kind of funny. It's almost like Jay-Z saying something bad about Soulja Boy. There's no comparison. Enough said."

Jay-Z is a vastly popular and accomplished rapper, just like LeBron James is to the NBA. To me, however, the DeShawn Stevenson-Soulja Boy analogy makes no sense.

Soulja Boy is a one-hit wonder. Stevenson isn't even that.

In his eight-year career, Stevenson has averaged just under nine points and two assists. Staggering numbers for the 23rd pick of the 2000 NBA Draft.

Brendan Haywood, added to the name-calling and deemed James a "crybaby" after Game 4 of the series. Haywood was ejected because of a flagrant-two foul in Game 2 (seen in the article's photo).

Said Haywood, "He wears 23, he wants to be Michael Jordan, I can respect that, he's a great player. You saw what Mike went through. Mike got fouled way worse than this. No one is trying to hurt him, everybody is trying to play basketball, trying to play tough. Play basketball and leave it alone."

Wrong, Brendan.

You blatantly went after James and hurled him into the photographers who were sitting under the basket. You, Brendan, were tossed from the game.

LeBron led his team to victory with a near triple-double (one rebound short).

LeBron is a humble guy, so he's not going to show you he's hurting or he's mad. 

He's going to beat you by shooting or dishing the ball. Not by dishing words.

This will be the third straight year that the Wizards get bounced in the first round by the Cavaliers.

What do you have to say to that, DeShawn? Brendan?

Revenge is a dish best served cold.