In a recent interview, Stevenson commented that Lebron James and Dwayne Wade are great “actors”.
We get more from ESPN Dallas.com:
They’re great actors and they sell it,” Stevenson said Monday afternoon. “That’s what they’re supposed to do.”
The Mavericks’ struggles guarding James and Wade through three games of the NBA Finals are only heightened by their acting, Stevenson added.
When it comes to James and Wade flying through the lane, Stevenson said the Mavericks’ tendency to send a message is muted.
“We’ve got to take hard fouls,” Stevenson said, “but if you touch them they’re so dramatic you might get a flagrant 2.”
In the current NBA, Stevenson has a legit reason since players seem now to flop more often to get calls because referees have to make judgement calls.
However, maybe it’s the wisest idea to talk trash down in the NBA Finals to two of the better players in the National Basketball Association.