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Deshawn Stevenson Says Billy Hunter is “Doing a Horrible Job”
The Dallas Mavericks should have received their championship rings three weeks ago in a ceremony on the opening night of the 2011-12 NBA season. They didn’t, of course. The league’s ongoing lockout has indefinitely postponed their coronation, and the players can’t be sure when they’ll get their prize for winning last season’s title.
“For me, personally, I don’t think there will be a season,” Mavericks guard DeShawn Stevenson(notes) said recently at Drew Gooden’s(notes) Make-A-Wish charity game. “Right now there is just a lot of bad blood and [the owners] keep putting offers out that we’re rejecting. So we’re not going anywhere.”
The Lockout has been ongoing since July, and now with the players taking it to court, there’s no telling when we will finally get to see some NBA on our screens. Hunter responded to Stevenson’s choice of words.
Hunter pointed out that Stevenson hasn’t had a direct role in the negotiations.
“DeShawn is entitled to his opinion,” Hunter said. “It would be much more meaningful if he were more directly involved and would have understood what fully transpired and understood the issues. I think he’d be better informed.
“I respect DeShawn’s right to say and feel what he is saying. I can’t fault that. I don’t have nothing negative about DeShawn. He said it. It’s not justified, but he has every right in the world to say what he thinks.”
I agree. It kind of goes along the lines of, “you can’t complain about the things going on in you community if you didn’t vote for the leaders”…right?
All I know is, both sides are irking my last nerve. I just want to see some damn basketball. Excuse my french.
End the Lockout. Please and Thank you!