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DeShawn Stevenson's Arenas tribute


(By Evan Vucci - AP)


Well, the organization can banish Gilbert Arenas's name and likeness from its arena, but DeShawn Stevenson will keep the love alive. Witness his ankle tape from Sunday's home loss against the Hornets. Admirable loyalty to a missing friend? Or PR stumble from a franchise that's had enough of those?

I've also gotten e-mails from two different fans about their Free Gil signs being confiscated at Verizon Center; one from a Caps game, and these two gents pictured below. Unclear whether the Wizards are taking sign-confiscation advice from the Redskins or not.

UPDATE: A Wizards spokesman tells me the team hasn't changed its normal sign policies, which merely prohibit offensive, profane or excessively large signage. The spokesman also said they've had no reports of security confiscating any Arenas signs since his suspension. That's good news.

UPDATE II: Wizards PR has heard of at least one security guard who confiscated an Arenas sign, but he was asking on his own and not following the stated policies.

On the other hand, I never knew about Gilbert's classic poop-in-the-shoe stunt. This came from Mike Wise and Michael Lee's latest story:

Arenas once defecated in teammate Andray Blatche's shoe during Blatche's rookie season.

I'd like to see a poster paying tribute to that.




(By Toni L. Sandys - TWP)

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 10, 2010; 3:31 PM ET
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Comments

That's lame. They've paid the rent selling Gibert's jerseys, but maybe they'll ban them. Almost makes me want to get a 0 jersey personalized to say FREEGIL.

Posted by: mike8 | January 10, 2010 3:47 PM | Report abuse

"That's lame. They've paid the rent selling Gibert's jerseys, but maybe they'll ban them. Almost makes me want to get a 0 jersey personalized to say FREEGIL."

And they paid a guy with a bum knee $111 mil to sit the last TWO years.

Give me a break, they could have let him walk after he got hurt but the rewarded him and this is how he repays them.

I wish you would wear that, but make sure you also put "Will poop in your shoe for free" on the backside of that sign.

Dude has issues.

Looks like Deshawn is trying to get traded.

- Ray

Posted by: rmcazz | January 10, 2010 3:58 PM | Report abuse

Don't pull a Snyder wizards. Let the fans speak!

FREE GILBERT

Posted by: free5 | January 10, 2010 4:10 PM | Report abuse

deshawn stevenson is a loser. please banish this guy.

Posted by: slim4 | January 10, 2010 4:21 PM | Report abuse

Settle down Ray Ray, I wasn't defending Gilbert's actions, just commenting on the overreactions of some. Clever poop joke, too, share that with your friends in kindercare. A jersey is something you wear, like a shirt; a sign is, well, a sign.

Posted by: mike8 | January 10, 2010 4:27 PM | Report abuse

Maybe Stevenson should've crapped in his own shoes in honor of Gil. The only thing Gil should be freed from is his contract...

Posted by: randysbailin | January 10, 2010 4:31 PM | Report abuse

How else is Stevenson supposed to get his name in the press?

Posted by: clocker58 | January 10, 2010 4:40 PM | Report abuse

for a picture all this hate for a player. I just don,t get this and this could be the end of the Wizard for who gotting to want to come to a team who don,t back there players. the Wizard should have said we don,t like what he did but he still have the team support. people talking about his contract don,t worry. there at least 10 teams who will take him with the contract if there no prison time

Posted by: lostdogrwd1011 | January 10, 2010 5:45 PM | Report abuse

I love it. DeShawn-->loyalty looks good on you. And I fully believe the fans who said their Pro Arenas signs were confiscated. Though the "Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld denied that the organization is distancing itself", you are what you do, not what you say.

TeamArenas

Posted by: TaemArenas | January 10, 2010 5:56 PM | Report abuse

maybe we can get out of the Debrick Stevenson contract too. Now that is really addition by subtraction.

Posted by: lp_lodestar | January 10, 2010 6:28 PM | Report abuse

Give me a break, they could have let him walk after he got hurt but the rewarded him and this is how he repays them.

They rewarded him for what he already had done & the money he bought into the organization with all them "0"'s merchandise that no longer exists in the VC ! They made a whole lot more than a $111
million in the process. They already threw him under the bus, oh by the way let me see you go back and get your money you invested in the last several years !

Posted by: bossclifnpooh2 | January 10, 2010 6:43 PM | Report abuse

Free Zero from what? Himself?!?
Can the Wizards just cut this Idiot DeBrick already?

HE'S A LOSER, PLAIN AND SIMPLE!

Posted by: whatyoutalkinboutman | January 10, 2010 7:24 PM | Report abuse

This team was hard to watch with Gil.....I have no desire whatsoever to watch them now. Let the John Wall sweepstakes begin!

Posted by: terpwiz | January 10, 2010 8:04 PM | Report abuse

Deshawn Stevenson is a perp. What else would you expect from him!

Posted by: kratt52 | January 10, 2010 9:35 PM | Report abuse

I'm really amazed at all the Gilbert hate going on,we as fans have made Gilbert who he is and always upheld all his antics.His jokes on teammates were funny when he was hittin' game winners and averaging nearly thirty points a game under his old contract.

Now he's an overpaid,gun toting villain in the eyes of not only the organization by the same fans that embraced every move he made not only on the court,but also off the court.I've watched this team suck for years and the only thing that made them respectable and worth watching the last few years(before the injury of course) is GILBERT ARENAS!!! The man made a mistake people and made light of it which was not the best move,but not everybody handles things the same way,some of us try to hide behind humor but in this case,he was wrong.But he is not a MURDERER,he is being villified and the lack of support amazes me,it was a joke people,albeit an ill-conceived joke,but a joke nonetheless and i guarantee if he was putting up numbers like he was a few years ago all the Gil haters would be all jokey,jokey right along with Gil,but now all of a sudden you gotta bunch of blow hards callin' for his contract to be voided.

Let's not forget that Gil has not only done wonders for a franchise that has been one of the jokes of the NBA for years(The Clippers east i believe they were called)and has also done alot for area schools as well.So where's the love people?What's a brother gotta do,score 60 points again to get some love?? Absolutely ridiculous!! Alot of these so called Wizards fans should take a look in the mirror and question their loyalty.I got your back Gil,even if the rest of these wanna be Wizards fans wanna hate!! Free Gil!!!

Posted by: LMurph229 | January 10, 2010 9:59 PM | Report abuse

I was at Friday night's game and sat behind a Free Agent 0 sign. No one was confiscating signs in my section. By the way, the game was fun...the team played hard and won. It was nice to see another team fall apart in the fourth quarter.

Posted by: StevenGrossman | January 10, 2010 10:05 PM | Report abuse

229
+ 1

Posted by: bossclifnpooh2 | January 10, 2010 10:06 PM | Report abuse

Agent Crapper?

Posted by: nowhine | January 10, 2010 10:08 PM | Report abuse

@LMurph229

"His jokes on teammates were funny when he was hittin' game winners and averaging nearly thirty points a game under his old contract."

You're right, his jokes were funny. However bringing an unlicensed firearm INTO YOUR WORKPLACE is not a joke. It's a felony.

Please recognize the difference between the two.

Posted by: HenryStin | January 10, 2010 10:39 PM | Report abuse

++++++++++++++++++++
Deshawn Stevenson is a perp. What else would you expect from him!

Posted by: kratt52

I don't like you very much.

Posted by: chinatown | January 10, 2010 11:25 PM | Report abuse

Poop!

Hahahaha.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | January 11, 2010 1:00 AM | Report abuse

Stevenson will do anything to get attention on himself. Sort of like, Arenas. First Stevenson goes after Labron James for no good reason, other then then jealousy. Secondly, he adds all kinds of stupid tatoos to himself for more attention. And finally, he puts agent zero on his socks as a way to glorify another full grown man that should have known better. One thing is for certain, stupidity is contagious in that locker room. I guess some guys will do anything for media attention as a way to get a contract when the time for renewal is upon them. I mean, Stevenson's numbers can't warrant anymore then the league minimum. However his antics should get him a few candy bars thrown in.

Posted by: hoganincharge | January 11, 2010 7:28 AM | Report abuse

Cut this bum already, he is useless.

Posted by: nowhine | January 11, 2010 8:02 AM | Report abuse

The tribute is redundant. DS honors Gil every game by showing up with a "Number 2" on his back.

I hope when Gil comes back they trade uniform numbers -- that way DS can be reminded of his value to the club, and Gil can be reminded of the funniest joke ever!

Posted by: Godfather_of_Goals | January 11, 2010 8:58 AM | Report abuse

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