One of the funniest arcs of this NBA offseason was watching the Lakers roster coalesce around its new centerpiece, each new contract landing like a punchline. LeBron James is here now—the rest of his California-loving superteam is just dawdling, right? When does Paul George’s flight get in? Can’t Kawhi Leonard frown…
The Lakers have LeBron James. Good for them. They now also have a handful of guys who seem like ideal targets to absorb LeBron’s ire.
Because it’s hilarious and wonderful, here is bonafide NBA weirdo Lance Stephenson zipping a sweet pass inside and also seeming to get stung in the face by a bee, at the same time:
Cleveland must have experienced some bizarre time warp tonight, because it’s the year 2017, and the Pacers’ Lance Stephenson is still making life extremely unpleasant for LeBron James. This time, the meme-able bench player came at LeBron as he drove down the lane, waving his right arm in wild desperation until it came…
Paul George was great last night, scoring 32 points to go along with eight rebounds and seven assists in the Pacers’ Game 2 loss to the Cavs. After the game, he seemed very much like a man who is tired of toiling away on a middling team.
The Indiana Pacers were up by 15 with 10 seconds left in their game against the Toronto Raptors when the Pacers’ Joe Young grabbed a rebound and kicked it out to Lance Stephenson, who jogged down the court for an easy layup. Immediately, the announcers started finger-wagging and taking Stephenson to task for defying…
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!