Or at least not the scenes in which Anthony Anderson and Lahmard Tate endeavor to steal an ATM (above). Stevenson, revealed by TMZ to have an ATM in his Dallas living room, found inspiration (for charging his friends and associates a hefty service charge) from somewhere other than a cinematic masterpiece. From the New York Post’s Rich Calder :
Stevenson — who has earned more than $25 million and a championship ring with the 2010-11 Dallas Mavericks in his 12- year career — says he has no problem charging friends to use the machine, since many of those friends are millionaire NBA stars.
“Pay that 4.50,” he tweeted.
Stevenson said he got the idea in 2010, after seeing on MTV that skateboarding star Rob Dyrdek had put one in his house. He thought it was “genius.”
Dyrdek on Twitter said he installed the machine so friends would stop hitting him up for credit while gambling at his home.
“For the record, I had to get that ATM cause we used to roll dice nonstop and I was sick of loaning people
money!” he said.
The ATM might help Stevenson with something else: legal fees.
In 2001, he pleaded no contest to charges of statutory rape involving consensual sex with a 14-year-old girl in Fresno, Calif. He was sentenced to community service.