Lance Stephenson Rumors

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Lance Stephenson
Lance Stephenson
Position: G
Born: 09/05/90
Height: 6-5 / 1.96
Weight:210 lbs. / 95.3 kg.
Salary: $5,371,672
Despite his circuitous NBA path, Stephenson was one of only a handful of players who ever had a chance at slowing down James. Aside from being physical, what’s Stephenson’s strategy? “You just gotta tame him,” Stephenson said. “He’s playing so well right now. His jump shot has really improved. Just gotta get into him, make him pass the ball. Make his teammates make decisions.”
But before landing a three-year, $12 million deal in late March with the Pacers, Stephenson signed two 10-day contracts with the Minnesota Timberwolves in an effort to latch on somewhere. It was Pacers president Larry Bird who finally helped Stephenson find a more permanent home. “(Bird) believing in me, being that he was such a great player,” Stephenson said. “Him believing in me, giving me that confidence and letting me be myself. I feel like him doing that for me is making me a better player.”
Despite his circuitous NBA path, Stephenson was one of only a handful of players who ever had a chance at slowing down James. Aside from being physical, what’s Stephenson’s strategy? “You just gotta tame him,” Stephenson said. “He’s playing so well right now. His jump shot has really improved. Just gotta get into him, make him pass the ball. Make his teammates make decisions.”