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Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 05/23/2011

DeShawn Stevenson is still gesturing

(Ronald Martinez - GETTY IMAGES)
Let’s think back to the key contributors from the last Wizards playoff team. Antonio Daniels played just four regular season games for the 76ers. Darius Songaila managed 10 games with the same team. Gilbert Arenas, to the extent he contributed, got knocked out of the playoffs early as a non-factor. Antawn Jamison was part of one of the worst teams in the NBA.

Then there are the Dallas guys. Caron Butler has missed the entire postseason due to injury. Brendan Haywood is in the Dallas rotation, of course, though he’s played only 18 minutes in the Mavs’ last two games.

And that leaves DeShawn Stevenson.Who has logged more than 49 minutes in the last two Western Conference finals games, and has started every game this postseason. For a really good team. DeShawn Stevenson. So weird.

(Ronald Martinez - GETTY IMAGES)
Anyhow, if you’ve followed DeShawn this year, you’re more than familiar with his 3 Goggles, which he copied from a bunch of other people, but which he’s tweaked with his own maniacal facial expressions. Since I devoted 40 or 50 blog posts to Stevenson hitting three-pointers and not feeling his face back in the day, I figured you’d probably want to see some images of the 3 Goggles.

Also, remember this from Tom Knott:

Whenever Stevenson is unable to feel his face, often after hitting a 3-pointer, he succumbs to a series of spastic-like gestures with his right hand. This is to let the team’s supporters know that he has no feeling in his face at this particular moment in the game and that he is trying to persevere in the clutches of a rare ailment.

(Ronald Martinez - GETTY IMAGES)
Man, those were the days. For some reason I don’t feel like Stevenson is the media star he used to be, but the images still work.

(Eric Gay - AP)

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