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Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson has come of age in these playoffs and making his second round selection by Larry Bird seem like a steal now.
Stephenson exploded for 20 points last night and was a big reason the Pacers were able to tie the series up 2-2. His most impressive and courageous feat may have come on defense.
According to the Indianapolis Star, Stephenson seeing that Paul George was in foul trouble, begged coach Frank Vogel to allow him to guard LeBron James.
“He asked to guard him,” Pacers coach Frank Vogel said. “He’s a competitor. We know Paul is getting worn out a little bit guarding LeBron the whole game that he’s in there.
“Lance said, ‘Let me share some of the load.’ He wants to rise to the challenge.”
It really shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone. Stephenson is from Brooklyn, went to Lincoln, and believes he’s the best player on the court.
If not some immature decisions in his past, he might be another teams #1 or #2 option.
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We aren’t exactly sure what Lance Stephenson was doing towards the end of the second quarter on Tuesday night during the Pacers and Heat’s eastern conference finals game, but maybe you could tell us. It looked like Lance was talking smack in the ear of LeBron and the folks at the Big Lead who first noticed it contend that Lance was blowing in his ear. Either way, LeBron has...
Apparently Sarah, who is the daughter of Pacers owner Herb Simon, gets quite emotional during Pacers games and Tuesday night’s game was no exception. Check out Sarah, the young blonde lady, nearly faint following a 3rd quarter buzzer beating three pointer by Lance Stephenson. Sarah hits the deck and collapses in joy, which is pretty scary and awesome at the same time.
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A video that has been making its way around the ‘webs since Tuesday evening features a woman falling to the court in joy after watching Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson hit a third-quarter buzzer beater against the Miami Heat. While certainly an impressive play and it could be argued it had something of a substantial [...]The post Gal who swooned after Pacers’ buzzer-beater...
Frank Vogel tried to say it wasnt much of a story. And he was the one who brought it up.
Sorry, Frank. Too late.
The Indiana coach told reporters after his teams 99-92 win over Miami on Tuesday night that Pacers guard Lance Stephenson requested before the game to check LeBron James.
He asked to guard him. He asked to guard him, said Vogel, seemingly really wanting to really emphasize...
Along the free throw line, guys will talk. Guys will jockey for position. Guys will elbow. Guys might even pinch (the Bill Laimbeer special). But Pacers forward Lance Stephenson introduced a new maneuver Tuesday in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Heat.
Stephenson lined up next to LeBron James along the lane in the second quarter. And while words...
On a day in which LeBron James stated that he advocated flopping, it has been the focus of basketball conversation, but incidentally it wasn’t James that had this gunshot-like flop during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Miami Heat and the Indiana Pacers, but Lance Stephenson. Stephenson was lightly bumped by Ray [...]The post Possible Flop Of The Year Candidate...
There has been a lot of talk about whether the Indiana Pacers are in the head of LeBron James. While no one will ever know that besides LeBron (and he'll never tell us) there is one thing we do know--the Pacers are doing their best to get to him.
For the most part I'd have to sat it is because of their stifling defense, but in this case it's something else alltogether...
The number of flopping penalties in this year’s NBA Playoffs nearly doubled this morning when the league fined the Miami Heat’s LeBron James and the Indiana Pacers’ David West and Lance Stephenson $5,000 each for incidents in Tuesday night’s Eastern Conference Finals Game 4, including this impressive piece of acting by James and West:
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The NBA has fined LeBron James, David West and Lance Stephenson $5,000 for their flopping in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The League has also upgraded David West’s foul on Dwayne Wade as he drove to the basket on a fast break in the fourth quarter from a common foul to a Flagrant 1.
Despite LeBron recently saying that he doesn’t flop and has ‘never been one of those...
Miami's LeBron James and Indiana's David West and Lance Stephenson were all fined $5,000 by the NBA on Thursday for violating the league's anti-flopping policy.
James and West were penalized for the same play during a messy Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals. James spun and fell and West tumbled toward the baseline during what looked like a poorly choreographed...
Stop being a lazy parent and just don't reward flopping and it will go away.
Roy Hibbert had 23 points and 12 rebounds, Lance Stephenson added 20 points, and the Indiana Pacers charged back late to beat the Miami Heat 99-92 on Tuesday night and tie the Eastern Conference finals at 2-2., http://juicedsportsblog.com/sports-news/news/pacers-charge-back-to-even-east-finals-at-2
Tweet Just days after Miami Heat and NBA MVP LeBron James proclaimed that he had no problem with players flopping, he was slapped with a $5,000 fine by the league for just that. James received the fine for an obvious flop in the fourth quarter of game 4 against the Indiana Pacers. Here’s video of [...]
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Roy Hibbert had 23 points and 12 rebounds, Lance Stephenson added 20 points, and the Indiana Pacers charged back late to beat the Miami Heat 99-92 on Tuesday night and tie the Eastern Conference finals at 2-2.
LeBron James led the Heat with 24 points before fouling out with 56 seconds to go. Mario Chalmers had 20 points on a night the defending NBA champs failed...
When you play any game at any level, from pee wee up through the professional level winning is never solely about who has the best and most talented players. Why is that? Because is that talent doesn't play with their heads then it isn't going to matter how good they are more often than not.
Throughout the Eastern Conference Finals both the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers...