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So many post-game notes, this will have to be Part I.

1) Bullets Forever beat me to this by a few minutes, but that DeShawn Stevenson dunk last night was pretty disgusting. Or putrid. Or nasty-filthy. Or sickening. Or nauseating. Or whatever "bad-in-a-good-way" word is currently en vogue. Despite a post-dunk technical for taunting, it led to a 28-14 Wiz run that led some to suggest that DeShawn actually jumping was a turning point in the game.

"I hate to see the taunting, but maybe it was," said Eddie "Grandpa" Jordan.

2) And of course, the Rooks had something to say about DeShawn leaving the ground.

"That's the best dunk I've ever seen DeShawn do," Nick Young said. "That's the best play I've ever seen DeShawn do, in his life."

3) I also asked the Rooks about the celebration.

"It was appropriate," Dominic McGuire said. "You've got to stare somebody down after you dunk on them like that. You've got to stare at them like that."

"It was appropriate, but it wasn't a normal DeShawn Stevenson celebration," Young said. "He didn't throw me off with the celebration; I was expecting a little more out of him, because he's more of a Hollywood guy. So it should have been more big-time."

"I'm Hollywood?" Stevenson asked.

"That's what I'm saying, you're more of a Hollywood-type guy," Young confirmed. "If you would have dunked, I thought you would have supermanned that [you know], I was expecting all that," and then Young demonstrated such a supermanning.

4) Speaking of celebrations, on the next possession, Stevenson hit a three-pointer and then couldn't feel his face for a very long time. One of the longer hand waggles you'll see. Surprised that didn't deserve a tech. But more interestingly, earlier in the game Stevenson had made a layup-and-one, and kept kissing his biceps.

"You know what, I usually don't lift before the games, but today I lifted," he explained. "So I went in there and kissed em, you know, just like that," and then he kissed his arms again, for reporters to see.

5) Speaking of celebrations, I asked DeShawn about his promise to find a new celebration besides the hand waggle, something different and unique.

"Yeah, it was a good game though," he said. "You know what, I was at Cheesecake the other day and the guy who brought my food at Cheesecake said, 'DeShawn, why you don't do this any more,' [while demonstrating the move]. I said, 'Nah, I think it's kind of played.' He was like, 'Man, everybody loves it, you've got to go back to doing it.' And if it does give me an identity on this team and with the fans, why not?"

Sure, I guess, but I'm not sure how I feel about Cheesecake Factory employees deciding on Wiz team celebrations.

By Dan Steinberg  |  December 10, 2007; 11:55 AM ET
Categories:  Wizards  
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