TAG: Indiana Pacers

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Jul 2, 2014 / 2:15 pm

Lance Stephenson & Pacers Reach Contract Impasse

Lance Stephenson

Lance Stephenson and the Pacers have reached an impasse reports Chris Broussard of ESPN. The Pacers offered the free agent wing a 5-year, $44-million deal yesterday, after making biographical film about Brooklyn “Born Ready” star’s time in Indy as part of their pitch. Despite the red carpet treatment, Stephenson declined the offer and is in talks with other teams. Read More »

NBA Draft / Jul 1, 2014 / 2:30 pm

The 5 Biggest Losers Of The 2014 NBA Draft

Nik Stauskas

There was plenty of buzz on the corner of Flatbush and Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn last night as the Barclays Center was home to the NBA Draft for the second consecutive year. From Isaiah Austin hearing his name called despite recently finding out that he’ll never play competitive basketball again to Jabari Parker saying that he never wants to leave Milwaukee, there were many fans, players, coaches and front offices that walked away as winners on this memorable June night. While most organizations had reason in their respective war rooms, there were a select few that missed a golden opportunity to improve their ball-club. We take a look at the 5 Biggest Losers Of the 2014 NBA Draft. Read More »

2014 Free Agency / Jul 1, 2014 / 12:45 am

Pacers Pitch Stephenson With Biographical Movie

Frank Vogel, Lance Stephenson

The Indiana Pacers want to retain Lance Stephenson, and Lance Stephenson wants to play for the Indiana Pacers. So while getting Lance inked to a new contract seems a simple proposition on the surface, salary cap considerations mean the Pacers could be out-bid for his services on the open market. Whether that proves the case or not, Indy certainly isn’t leaving anything to chance. In hopes of wooing the 23 year-old star back to Indianapolis, the team rented a local theater and are showing Stephenson and his family and friends an original movie based on his time as a Pacer. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / May 31, 2014 / 4:21 pm

Watch Miami Mash Indiana To Move On To The Finals

Norris Cole, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade

There were a lot of extraneous matters to discuss about the series-clinching Game 6 win by the Heat on Friday night, but we don’t want that to take away from the focused basketball played by a Miami team looking to win their third consecutive title. The Pacers fought them every step of the way again, but they couldn’t force a Game 7 at home they had played so hard for during the regular season. Read More »

instagram / May 31, 2014 / 3:33 pm

Lance Stephenson Shows Respect To LeBron & Heat On Instagram

LeBron James, Lance Stephenson

We’ve been writing about it all afternoon, but after attempting to goad LeBron James and his Heat teammates to retaliate with an endless parade of nonsense on the court, Lance Stephenson proved there wasn’t any deeply-held animus — at least on his side. Read More »

GIFs / May 31, 2014 / 2:47 pm

GIF: Lance Smacks Norris Cole In The Head

Norris Cole, Lance Stephenson

Lance Stephenson didn’t reserve all his seeming antipathy for LeBron James. No, he also was whistled for a flagrant foul after slapping Heat backup point guard Norris Cole while running after a loose ball during Game 6′s thrashing. Read More »

Video / May 31, 2014 / 2:18 pm

Frank Vogel Calls LeBron James “The Michael Jordan Of Our Era”

Frank Vogel

Frank Vogel (Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports)

Following Game 6′s 25-point, six-assist, four-rebound performance in 31 hyperkinetic minutes by LeBron James — who was hellbent on rebounding from his foul-plagued Game 5 — in an overwhelming 117-92 Heat win Friday night, Pacers coach Frank Vogel was emotional at the lectern. He spoke to assembled reporters about the disappointing end of Indiana’s season, and their third consecutive loss to the Miami Heat. Then he compared James and the Heat to Michael Jordan and the Bulls teams who conquered every challenger in the 1990s. Read More »

Smack / May 31, 2014 / 1:59 pm

Watch Lance Stephenson Antagonize LeBron Again…And Again

LeBron James, Lance Stephenson

Even though Larry Bird warned him to refrain from the bush league bulls*** — like blowing in ‘Bron’s earLance Stephenson couldn’t help himself in what turned out to be a deciding Game 6 in the Eastern Conference Finals. Despite losing by 25 — it was even more of a blowout than that — the Pacers wing delighted in messing with LeBron James throughout the first half. Read More »

NBA / May 30, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Pacers Have Been Most Penalized Team For Flopping

Lance Stephenson, LeBron James, Roy Hibbert, Chris Bosh

Lance Stephenson and Roy Hibbert were both fined for flopping after Game 5 against the Miami Heat. The Pacers have been critical of the officiating at times in this series, most notably when Paul George complained after a Game 4 blowout loss at Miami. There are no points for style in the playoffs, only the wins and losses count. But the Pacers, with all the infighting and excuses they’re making, are not endearing themselves to anyone. The flopping is also nothing new, as they have been by far the team penalized the most since flopping fines were instituted in 2012. Read More »

Smack / May 30, 2014 / 10:45 am

Larry Bird Upset At Lance Blowing In LeBron’s Ear

LeBron James, Lance Stephenson

The moment Lance Stephenson blew in LeBron James‘ ear for a national television audience to see, the Internet was buzzing, and a hysterical meme ensued. But for Pacers GM Larry Bird, and coach Frank Vogel, it wasn’t funny at all. Read More »