The trade-deadline acquisition of Lance Stephenson represented a wager by the Grizzlies that he was misused and underused, that they would be the ones to figure out how best to deploy him effectively, something no one’s been able to figure out since the Pacers.
Holy crap. Did anyone know Lance Stephenson could do this? He just chokeslammed the Lakers back to whatever slop bucket they were dredged up from. Once again, the Lakers have proven themselves a valuable source for highlight reel raw materials.
As reported by everybody and confirmed by the Clippers, along with the Hornets they completed the rarest of things tonight: a consequential trade during the NBA Finals. Charlotte will send Lance Stephenson to Los Angeles, and will receive Spencer Hawes and Matt Barnes in return. This is interesting on a few different…
It is not baseball where a foul-tipped fastball can smoke you in the face and do serious damage, but you've still got to pay attention when you're sitting in the first couple of rows at a basketball game, especially when Lance Stephenson is on the court. That's the lesson this woman learned when she was looking at her…
The Hornets made a bobblehead for Lance Stephenson, but Stephenson wasn't wowed by the result. If you're not convinced by the real Stephenson's face, his Instagram caption makes it clear: "This bubblehead do not look like me." He's right.
Lance Stephenson can be one of the most exciting players in the NBA when he's on, and even when he's not playing well, he's still pretty fun to watch. He joined a Hornets team that appeared on the rise in the offseason, and it looked to be a perfect situation for both parties.
You can't even be mad with Lance Stephenson for this. It's pretty genius, really.
Give it a second. You'll find him.
Hey, go read a terrific examination of the Lance Stephenson problem, from Jack Hamilton over at Slate: "The sheen has once again come off Lance Stephenson, but the fact is that the sheen is always coming off Lance Stephenson—this is the perpetual state of the young man everyone wanted until they didn't." [Slate]
This is Drake blowing in Lance Stephenson's ear. Chances are, this is as good as the ESPYS are going to get. Nevertheless, it was still a funny little bit. Crazy-ass Lance is a pretty good sport about his crazy-assness. Look at the Rock, so tastefully amused.
Former Pacers guard/wrestling heel Lance Stephenson signed a three-year, $27 million deal with the Charlotte Hornets early Wednesday morning, significantly weakening last year's No. 1 seed and making Charlotte a little more plucky.
And I can't stop watching it. Someone edited Lance Stephenson blowing into LeBron's ear into a sequence at the end of the fourth quarter when Kevin Durant stumbled and turned the ball over, with Oklahoma City down by two, and it's perfect. Look how mischievous he is!
Lance Stephenson is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer and he's going about it in just about the worst way possible. He has definitely been fun to watch, like a court jester, but he's probably cost himself some serious cash with all the extracurriculars. And, when he finally does get paid, it's hard…
Lance Stephenson was assessed a flagrant 1 for face-palming Norris Cole and, judging by his reaction, teammate Chris Copeland probably agrees with that assessment.
It's a boy!
Aside from Paul George's second-half explosion and its madcap ending, last night's game between the Heat and Pacers was pretty damn unwatchable. That's what happens when the best player in the universe has to spend most of the game on the bench with the foul trouble and the Pacers decide to do... whatever the hell it…
The Pacers have been pushed to a Game 7 by the eighth-seeded Atlanta Hawks and have looked pretty morose this postseason, but some of them are still trying to have fun. Take Lance Stephenson. Lance hops no less than three times while going behind-the-back and slicing a bounce pass from the three-point line to George…
Adrian Wojnarowski goes out of his way to downplay a practice fight between Lance Stephenson and Evan Turner as something normal for the close quarters of an NBA team, but that's not going to stop observers from pointing to it as one symptom—or possible cause—of the Pacers' precipitous decline.