Soulja Boy and DeShawn Stevenson take it up a notch
When DeShawn Stevenson of the Washington Wizards said LeBron James was overrated, LBJ refused to take the bait, simply saying, “It’s almost like Jay-Z saying something bad about Soulja Boy. There’s no comparison.” Not surprisingly, Soulja Boy didn’t appreciate LBJ’s quip. From the Cleveland Plain Dealer (via CSTB):
“Someone from Interscope Records called me and sent me the quote,” Way said. “I looked and didn’t really think much about it. LeBron said something like he was Jay-Z and DeShawn [Stevenson] is Soulja Boy. I took that as [disrespectful].”
I know you’re just dying for James’ reaction to Soulja Boy’s reaction, right? When asked about it following Friday’s practice, James simply said he meant no disrespect. Considering Stevenson laid an egg (three points, 1-for-9 shooting) while James was his typical awesome self in Game 1, we can count on this silly little feud dying a quiet death, right?
If you thought for a second that might be the case, you’re incredibly naive.
This thing is guaranteed to drag on the entire series considering Stevenson has invited Soulja Boy to sit courtside while wearing a Wizards jersey once the series returns to D.C., which Soulja Boy happily accepted.
“I’m all for it,” Way said. “He invited me out, and I don’t have a problem coming . . . I’m [cheering] for whoever backs me. I can’t go for whoever’s going against me.”
Last night it all went down. Soulja Boy DID attend the Washington/Cleveland game in DC at the invitation of Stevenson and sat in the front row near the Wizards bench wearing Stevenson’s No. 2 jersey. During a timeout in the fourth quarter, Soulja Boy performed his popular dance and punctuated it by waving his hand in front of his face as Stevenson often does after he hits three-pointers. Inspired, Stevenson (19 points) quickly hit back-to-back three-pointers, with the final one coming in front of James. The Wizards dominated the Cavs by 108-72.
Soulja Boy and Arab doing Crank Dat at the game