13-year NBA veteran DeShawn Stevenson receiving interest from teams overseas
Longtime NBA veteran DeShawn Stevenson is currently playing basketball in the BIG3. The 37-year-old is turning heads, too. According to Alex Kennedy of Hoops Hype, Stevenson’s agent Chris Patrick said Stevenson is garnering interest from teams overseas on possible contracts.
The 13-year NBA veteran played for six different teams, and he even won a championship with the Dallas Mavericks in 2011. He was a starter on that championship-winning squad, but he was a role player who only played about 16 minutes per game during that playoff run. He did hit three crucial three’s in the deciding Game 6.
Over his career, Stevenson averaged 7.2 points, 2.2 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per game.
It’s unclear whether or not Stevenson wants to head overseas to play. The California native made the jump straight from high school to the NBA way back in 2003. He was the 23rd pick in the first round and by all accounts, Stevenson had a very successful NBA career. He hung around for 13 years, won a championship, and made a decent amount of money doing it.
Who knows if he still has the desire to pick up and move overseas to continue his playing career. Of course, he’s continuing his career by playing in the Big3, but playing overseas would be a much bigger commitment than that.
Ice Cube’s new basketball league seems to be a haven for former players as well as players who are looking to revive their careers. It’s unclear which of these categories Stevenson falls into, but if he wants to be the latter, he has the opportunity in front of him.