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Dallas Mavericks Star

Busted for Public Intoxication

6/15/2011 10:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Dallas Mavericks guard DeShawn Stevenson was arrested last night for public intoxication in Texas ... TMZ has confirmed.

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Law enforcement sources tell us, police received a call about some drunk guy wandering around an apartment comlpex in Irving, TX last night -- and when cops showed up, they found Stevenson ... who said he was lost.

Stevenson -- who does not live in the apartment complex -- then flunked a field sobriety test ... and was arrested for public intoxication.

Law enforcement sources tell us, the officers "felt he was a danger to himself and others."

Stevenson -- a major force behind Dallas' victory over Miami on Sunday -- posted $475 bail this morning and was released.

Stevenson's championship celebration started with him gloating in a t-shirt that read, "HEY LEBRON! HOW'S MY DIRK TASTE."



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Amanda Amanda

Oh waaaah. Get over it. At least he wasnt behind the wheel wasted like so many others we hear about.

Dnice929 Dnice929

He still looks happier than LeBron

Carl Carl

I'm sure Abraham Lincoln would be proud to see his face tatooed on some guy's neck.

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sunnyroberto    

I thought public intoxication was legal in Texas.

1189 days ago
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zmorales82771    

AHHH POOR GUY HE HAD TO GET THAT DRUNK BECAUSE HE IS SOO IN LOVE WITH LEBRON, AND LEBRON DID NOT WANTED TO TASTE HIS NASTY DIRTY DIRK, ITS OK THE MIAMI HEAT ARE STILL #1 WITH CHAMPIONSHIP OR WITH OUT, THERE IS ALWAYS NEXT YEAR FOR THE 3 KINGS LEBRON, WADE, AND BOSCH

1189 days ago
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JJ    

wow dude just got a championship and he still has issues, id rather be behind the wheel on my way to somewhere... anywhere... just wondering around? wtf? he coulda been shot that idiot lmao he should of wondered on to the street that douche bag lol

1189 days ago
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ginny    

yeah, he is the one in the shower with Ex-NY Giants receiver David Tyree, the gay guy!

1189 days ago
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dd    

If he wasn't combative or driving, why not just take him home I'm sure they knew who he was, but then again he got what he deserved for that T-Shirt he was wearing....nothing wrong with being graceful after a win.

1189 days ago
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Gigi    

HA HA who's laughing now!!!! Loser......

1189 days ago
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NOTa STARJONESsupporter!    

Awww. come ON, guy! You can do SO much better than this . . .

1189 days ago
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Regina    

Too bad he was not a NFL player, the Bengals could use some more ex convicts

1189 days ago
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checkedeuce    

The Irving police should be ashamed, REALLY, you could not call assistance for him or better yet walk away! I hope I NEVER cross an Irving police person on a night off!
Irving police, beware, we are watching!!!

1189 days ago
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PRO US    

Why is it against the law for him to be intoxicated in public if the guy is not hurting anyone or harming anything? Seems like that law discriminates against homeless people because they can only get intoxicated in public whereas people who live in apartments, condos, houses, etc. are able to get intoxicated in private and not get arrested for it. Shameful!

1189 days ago
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JJ 3 hours ago

wow dude just got a championship and he still has issues, id rather be behind the wheel on my way to somewhere... anywhere... just wondering around? wtf? he coulda been shot that idiot lmao he should of wondered on to the street that douche bag lol
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@JJ:

You would have rather been drunk behind the wheel, driving somewhere than walking in an apartment building?

And you call other people names?

You're a dangerous moron.

Don't drink and drive, dummy! You're more likely to kill some people that way, than just walking around.

1189 days ago
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PRO US    

The Neko Nation 4 hours ago

I really don't see what the big deal is. They just won the NBA title. He wasn't driving or doing anything to bother or harm anyone. You would think that the police would have just taken him home.
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@The Neko Nation:

I hear you, brother. The police have a quota or target and they have to meet it or their supervisors give them hell. So they won't cut a guy an even break. The good cops will observe the letter of the law and not the spirit of the law. The cop with a good heart exists in books and old movies. The bad cops will invent "facts" DA's can use to find (railroad) people guilty, or beat or shoot people. If their misdeeds aren't caught on videotape, 99 times out of 100, they'll get away with it. It's sick.

That said, no excuse for an NBA Championship Winning Basketball player to be wandering around drunk out of his mind. Poor rich guy.

1189 days ago
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caribulou 6 hours ago

what ever happened to the days when the cops would give a guy a ride home. I swear its all about making an arrest anymore.
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Exactly. It's all about meeting quotas and job targets, making so many arrests and writing so many tickets.

1189 days ago
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Sticks    

This guy is nothing but a head case..Karma for him acting like a douche this whole time.

1189 days ago
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outrayjus    

dont believe he was lost...prob seeing someone hes not suppose to be seeing! anyway cops probably didnt know who he was...

1188 days ago
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