You think you know somebody until they take you to the big house for public drunkenness after you help bring the area a world championship. DeShawn Stevenson, who may have the most popular shirt in America at the moment, has experienced 72 hours only fit for The Hangover 3. First, he captures the NBA title by beating the Miami Heat and you know who. Then, he parties all over South Beach enjoying the spoils of his victory which include alcohol and I’m sure the occasional female fan. Now, he’s right back to square one as he was arrested for public intoxication last night in Irving, Texas. So how exactly did this happen you ask? Simple.
1. There was an intoxicated person walking around the Grand Venetian apartment complex. That was DeShawn, by the way. And he doesn’t live there.
2. Police appeared on the scene to find Stevenson who, according to their reports, had not the first clue where he was.
3. He was administered all the tests they give you when you’re blitzed. He failed, was taken to jail, charged with a Class C misdemeanor and posted a $475 bail around 5:30 a.m.
Ok, this may be a black eye for the league in terms of an appearance standpoint, but let’s be honest here for a second. Given the fact no one was hurt, I’ll go out on a limb and just say that was a great night. One hell of a training camp story, if you will. The more interesting debate is this though. Who would have thought they’d live to see the day when Honest Abe made a mugshot?