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: $4,449,000
Lance Stephenson has essentially made his entire career out of being James’ foil, with the noise of his antics almost always outweighing his contributions. And nothing has come as close, before or since, to when Stephenson infamously blew in the ear of LeBron James during the 2014 Eastern Conference Finals. The former Pacer and new Laker discussed that meme-able moment in an interview with theScore (h/t Complex).
“I was really trying to get him mad, really trying to win the game, get him unfocused,” Stephenson said. “And I was trying anything, and for you to do something to somebody and they don’t respond, they keep continuing playing hard, it’s like: ‘yo, how do I…’ I was just trying to find stuff. LeBron was such a good player, you know, I was trying to do anything to get him frustrated,”he added. “It’s going to be different, being friends with LeBron, you know what I mean?”
In Barkley’s view, L.A.’s approach will create significant problems for coach Luke Walton due to the roster’s split identity. “That’s an impossible scenario for Luke,” he said. “He’s got LeBron who is going to do things his way. He’s got those young kids who are probably in awe of LeBron. He’s got those older guys who are going to try to seek attention. I don’t think Lance and Rondo are going there to be the ninth or 10th guys on the bench and be quiet all year. They’re going to want touches.”