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Gilbert and DeShawn

Gilbert's blog is updated. If you haven't read it, please do. There's way too much stuff to summarize here, now, and he's now provided us with countless story lines for this series. Since he's stirring the pot on NBA.com, I figured maybe he would talk to the media today. But when I ran him in the hallways before the game, I asked if he'd be talking to the media today.

"Nah," he said. "This ain't about me."

Yeah, right. It's always about Gilbert. To give just one example, there is a giant fathead of a leaping Arenas plastered on the wall just outside the Wizards' locker room. On the facing wall is Gilbert's fathead portrait.

"That's tight," Caron Butler said, when he saw the fathead display.

"Who put that in there, Gil?" asked Director of Player Personnel Milt Newton.

The answer, apparently, is not Gilbert. Apparently, the Cavs applied the fatheads.

Oh, and here's another way Gilbert is all over this series. On the outside of DeShawn Stevenson's right shoe is written "Gil '0'." On the outside of his left shoe is written "CB'3'." In honor of his fallen comrades, of course. He said Roger Mason did the same thing, and that he's been doing it since Arenas and Butler went down, but it was news to me.

"We need 'em on the court," DeShawn said. "It's kind of weird playing without them. As long as I've got it on my shoe, I think they will be."

Also, DeShawn has custom-made rubber wrist bands. That's nothing new, either. I just never talked to him about them before. For home games, he has two white bands that say "Nutso" in black letters, and two white ones that say "2Family." For road games, like today's, he has two black ones that say "2Family," and two brown ones that say "Guda" with "I'm Focused Man" on the other side. I asked what "Guda" means.

"Money," he said.

"What language?" I asked.

"My language," he said. "Stevenson dictionary."

He was eating Starburst at the time. "Sugar rush," he said, "so I can run around the court."

We both agreed that he probably should have an NBA.com blog of his own.

A couple minutes later, Caron Butler strolled in the locker room wearing his suit and holding his bone-healing machine in his right hand.

"What's up?" he said to DeShawn. "How you doing, Caron Butler, Washington Wizards."

So the locker room seemed loose enough, I guess.

By Dan Steinberg  |  April 22, 2007; 1:21 PM ET
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Comments

dan, can you explain to me why the wizards wouldnt run the clock down to around 3-4 seconds before taking their final shot? they always seem to get burned by end of the quarter shots by the opponent. also i'm curious if anyone other then antwan can provide some rebounding?? no one hits the offensive glass! hell i'm 6'5" 280... i could box out and walk in and pick up the rebound!!

Posted by: mark flaherty, leonardtown,md. | April 22, 2007 1:48 PM | Report abuse

Mark-

Seek explanations elsewhere,Dan doesn't actually know much about the game-ha!

But this BOG rocks!!!

Posted by: WGDC- | April 22, 2007 2:45 PM | Report abuse

Dan Gilbert, owner of the Cavs, bought Fathead this year. Thus, the Fatheads of Gilbert. Mr. Gilbert's trying to push his product through Gil.

Posted by: NickSixers | April 22, 2007 4:35 PM | Report abuse

"We need 'em on the court," DeShawn said. "It's kind of weird playing without them. As long as I've got it on my shoe, I think they will be."

This bog DOES ROCK. Where else am I gonna find out this important info?

Thanks Agent Steinz. I read Ivan Carter's piece -- which summed up what I saw on TV and was written very nicely and all -- but this is the good stuff.

Posted by: Nancy | April 22, 2007 10:08 PM | Report abuse

i listened to eddie jordan's post game news conference on espnews and he was asked about the final play of the half - why they didn't run the clock down. he said he called the wrong play and that it was his fault and not jarvis'

Posted by: kwamebrownsucks | April 23, 2007 12:27 PM | Report abuse

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