LINKEDINCOMMENTMORE

IRVING - Dallas Mavericks guard DeShawn Stevenson did a great job defending LeBron James on court during the NBA Finals, but now he will have to defend himself in court.

He was found in a public place intoxicated, said Officer John Argumaniz, spokesperson for Irving police.

Police reported that Stevenson was found wandering around the Grand Venetian apartments in Las Colinas. They got a call around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday from someone who said there was a drunk person walking around outside.

He appeared as if he was intoxicated and didn't know where he was, Argumaniz said.

Police did field sobriety tests on Stevenson, which they said he failed. They also knew they were dealing with the Dallas Mavericks player because he identified himself. They said he was incoherent and unable to explain to them why he was there. He did not live at the complex.

He was intoxicated so some of the statements he made didn't quite add up or make sense, Argumaniz said.

Irving Police said sometimes they will call a taxi for someone who is drunk, but in this case they felt Stevenson needed to go to jail because he posed a risk to himself and others.

He bonded out Wednesday around 5:30 a.m. after posting a $475 bond.

The Mavs and Stevenson had no comment.

Email: rlopez@wfaa.com

LINKEDINCOMMENTMORE
Read or Share this story: http://www.wfaa.com/story/sports/nba/mavericks/2014/08/13/13742496/