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DeShawn Stevenson wants to play for the Miami Heat

LeBron James, DeShawn Stevenson, Antawn Jamison, Brendan Haywood,

Washington Wizards’ Antawn Jamison, second from left, and Brendan Haywood, second from right, rush in to separate Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James, left, and Washington Wizards’ DeShawn Stevenson, right, in the second quarter of Game 4 of a first-round basketball playoff series, Sunday, April 27, 2008 in Washington. Stevenson was charged with a flagrant foul on the play after hitting James and knocking his headband off. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Pablo Martinez Monsivais

Once Greg Oden made a decision to sign with the Miami Heat, it may have appeared a bit too easy to join the back-to-back defending champions on a veteran’s minimum deal in free agency.

That appears to be the case where DeShawn Stevenson is concerned, who is looking for work after recently being waived by the Atlanta Hawks.

Stevenson took to his Twitter account on Saturday to lobby for an employment opportunity in Miami -- where he’d be on the same team as a player he once despised in LeBron James.

Miami Heat Where I Wanna Go!!! Lebron Make it Happen

— dsteve92 & JMarie (@DSteve92JMarie) August 4, 2013

This is hilarious on many fronts, but we’ll start by pointing out the most obvious.

Stevenson made a bit of a name for himself in his days with the Washington Wizards going at LeBron, and the feud between the two extended off the court into the area of hip-hop which ended up involving Soulja Boy and even Jay-Z.

The fact that Stevenson is now asking for LeBron’s blessing in landing on the roster to play alongside him is beyond amazing.

But forgetting the silly history between the two players, Stevenson isn’t exactly a championship caliber player at this stage of his career. He was hobbled by a knee injury last season, and managed to average just 5.1 points in 20.7 minutes per game, while appearing in 56 contests.