The Dallas Mavericks acquired DeShawn Stevenson at the trade deadline in 2010 as part of a deal to land Caron Butler and Brendan Haywood. Washington wanted off of Stevenson’s contract as his role and playing time decreased. The Mavs were not eager to acquire him and even shopped the 6’5 wing, but could not find a trade partner.
Stevenson got the last laugh as he worked his way into a starter and key contributor on the Mavericks' 2011 championship squad. He spaced the floor, brought energy, and played tough perimeter defense. Stevenson started all but the final three postseason games that year as Dallas brought home the NBA championship.
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DeShawn Stevenson sells 2011 Dallas Mavericks championship ring
Stevenson listed the 10K gold ring with over 130 diamonds with SCP auctions at a starting bid of $7,500. 13 bids later and the championship ring sold for $73,253 on Sunday evening.
DeShawn Stevenson has not played in the NBA since 2013. He had a 13-year career that saw him play for six different teams, but he won his only ring with the Mavericks in 2011. The 6’5 wing took his talents to the Big3 where he led the league in 3-pointers made in back-to-back years, but he did not take part in the league last season.
DeShawn Stevenson no longer has his championship ring, but he will always have a special place in Dallas Mavericks fan's hearts for playing on that team. The 6’5 wing was a key piece of a veteran defensive-minded group that defeated the Big 3 Miami Heat featuring LeBron James in an unforgettable NBA Finals series.
The Mavs are searching for their second title and took a step closer as superstar Luka Doncic pushed them to the conference finals this year. This is only the beginning, and fans should be excited about the present and future of the team.