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DeShawn Stevenson
DeShawn Stevenson
Position: -
Born: 04/03/81
Height: 6-5 / 1.96
Weight:210 lbs. / 95.3 kg.
Earnings: $27,897,988 ($34,854,821*)
Corey Brewer: “So for us, it was like ‘alright, they’re disrespecting us. And you gotta realize, we had a lot of great players on that team. We had Shawn Marion, Dirk Nowitzki, Jason Kidd, Jason Terry, DeShawn Stevenson, Brandon Haywood. We had Tyson Chandler, the big anchor back there. We had a good team, so we felt disrespected and I think that’s what we took into the Finals. If you’re going to disrespect us, we’re going to show you that we’re not to be disrespected.”
Stevenson, 38, played for the Jazz from 2000-04 after coming straight out of high school to the NBA. As a 19-year-old kid being surrounded by such a veteran franchise, Sloan never took it easy on him, but he still credits that tough love for helping his career span for 13 years — capped by an NBA title with the Dallas Mavericks in 2011. “It was tough. He was hard on me, but I feel like that’s what made me who I am with 13 years and an NBA champion,” Stevenson now admits. “If it wasn’t for him, I feel like I wouldn’t have played those 13 years. “He really put his foot in my butt most of the time, but I feel like it was out of love,” he continued. “Now, with me being older, I feel like a lot of people don’t understand. I know a lot of people bumped heads with him, but Jerry Sloan is an awesome guy.”
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