Found May 21, 2012 on Crossover Chronicles:
I would say the Indiana Pacers player making the most noise in their series with the Miami Heat is probably Roy Hibbert. The Pacers big man has been playing phenomenally and is getting a lot of positive attention. A guy getting noticed for completely different reasons is Lance Stephenson. Stephenson has quickly gained notoriety as being the immature clown who gave LeBron James the choke sign after James missed a technical free throw in the Pacers' blowout win in Game 3. Stephenson quickly apologized and it clearly didn’t bother LeBron. "I've been there before, I'm not going to stoop down," James said. "Lance Stephenson? You guys want a quote about Lance Stephenson? I'm not going to give him the time." Someone it did bother was Heat veteran Juwan Howard. Howard reportedly went looking for Stephenson before the Heat practice on Saturday and when he could not find him, he had some choice words for Stephenson's teammates. "Tell him I'...

Heat's Howard, Pacers' Stephenson have pregame confrontation

Miami Heat veteran Juwan Howard and Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson had to be separated during a confrontation at Sunday's shootaround prior to Sunday afternoon's Game 4 in Indianapolis, according to ESPN. The two had been involved in a scuffle in Indianapolis on March 26 that led to Howard being ejected. On Saturday, Stephenson angered some of the Heat players...

Juwan Howard reportedly confronted Lance Stephenson before Game 4

The fallout from Lance Stephenson’s choke gesture after LeBron James missed a free throw in Game 3 has been mixed. James himself wouldn’t even give a response to the gesture, but LeBron’s teammate Juwan Howard reportedly took offense to the gesture. According to reports, Howard attempted to confront Stephenson on Saturday before the Heat took the court for practice. And if...

LeBron James Dismisses Lance Stephenson's Choke Gesture, Says 'I'm Not Even Going to Give Him the Time' (Video)

Lance Stephenson's play has never garnered much attention, but his gesture during the third quarter of Game 3 has gotten people talking. The Pacers guard could be seen grabbing his neck in a choking manner after LeBron James missed a free throw during Indiana's victory over Miami. Stephenson has since apologized, but James was rather dismissive when asked about the incident...

Dexter Pittman To Lance Stephenson: “Metta World Who?”

Indiana Pacers reserve Lance Stephenson has made a name for himself twice in his NBA career. First, in 2010, he was arrested after shoving his girlfriend down a flight of stairs and then slamming her head against the bottom step as he left the home. While that’s hard to top, he reminded us that he still exists during Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals, as he wrapped...

Pacers reserve apologizes for choking gesture

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Pacers reserve guard Lance Stephenson apologized for making a choking gesture toward LeBron James. The NBA's MVP wasn't so forgiving. In fact, he didn't even know he had been mocked. James said Saturday that he was unaware that Stephenson had been caught by cameras in front of Indiana's bench wrapping his hands around his throat after the Miami...

LeBron brushes off Stephenson controversy

In the pantheon of players essentially blown off over the years by LeBron James, a list that includes DeShawn Stevenson among others, add the name of Lance Stephenson. While James would have had to have hid in a cave for days to avoid the video, he insisted he had gone two days without seeing the seldom-used Indiana Pacers guard giving him the choke sign after James missed a technical...

Dexter Pittman Stuns Lance Stephenson With Vicious Forearm Shiver (Video)

If you disrespect LeBron James, you get a forearm to the dome. That's a rule Dexter Pittman apparently lives by. In the closing minutes of the Heat-Pacers game, Pittman landed a forearm shiver on Lance Stephenson as the Pacer approached the basket. It was Stephenson who made a "choking" gesture toward James after the Heat star missed a foul shot earlier this series...

Udonis Haslem & Dexter Pittman flagrant fouls on Tyler Hansborough & Lance Stephenson

The second round of the playoffs are almost complete. The west is all wrapped up with the Spurs and the Thunder waiting to face off. The east are having a little tougher time wrapping their series up. Tuesday night in Miami, in game 5 between the Heat and the Indiana Pacers got a little physical. [...]

Injuries, violent play the deciding factors in the Heat vs. Pacers series

Watching the game last night was as comforting as anything for a Miami Heat fan. The swinging monster of an arm by Miami Heat C Dexter Pittman to the throat of Lance Stephenson made me laugh for a  number of reasons. Firstly though, I thought it was an ugly foul. Then I remembered that earlier in the series Stephenson, an end of the bench player, made a choke sign at...

Heat, Pacers game saved from a streaker

The Miami Heat-Indiana Pacers Game 5 has been full of antics. Whether it be Lance Stevenson giving Miami the choke sign, Juwan Howard taking exception to Lance's act, Danny Granger's tough guy act to the plenty of hard fouls in Game 5. But perhaps this could have been the proverbial cherry on top of the cake for this series. According to Fox Sports Florida, police arrested...

The Miami Heat Need To Beat The Pacers

The Eastern Conference’s playoff action thus far has been a weird mix of injuries and disappointments.  Dwight Howard was out from the start, Derrick Rose didn’t make it through four quarters, and the Knicks were defeated by a fire extinguisher, if I’m remembering correctly.  Of the four teams remaining, it’s clearly a one-of-these-things-is-not-like-the-other situation...
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