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Latest News / Dec 16, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Pacers Owner Would Welcome Stephenson Back, But “Bird Has To Decide”

Lance Stephenson, Solomon Hill

The Pacers lost Lance Stephenson to the Hornets this past summer when he inked a three-year, $27 million deal with owner Michael Jordan. But Stephenson has struggled with his shot, and the Hornets are at 6-18 so far after finishing 44-38 last season for a No. 7 seed in the playoffs. Pacers owner Herb Simon says he’d welcome Stephenson back with open arms, but it’s not his decision to make. Read More »

Latest News / Dec 11, 2014 / 5:45 pm

Report: 4-5 Teams Interested In Lance Stephenson, But He Hopes To Remain Hornet

Lance Stephenson

We’re down on Lance Stephenson’s future with the Charlotte Hornets, but still think it’s too early for the sides to part ways. Apparently Born Ready agrees. According to a new report, Stephenson hopes to remain with Charlotte despite several teams contacting the Hornets to express in trading for him. Read More »

GIFs, Smack / Dec 11, 2014 / 11:00 am

Video: Rajon Rondo Drops Lance Stephenson With Elbow, But Was It A Flop?

Rajon Rondo, Lance Stephenson

During last night’s 96-87 Hornets win over the Celtics in Charlotte, Rajon Rondo appeared to have cold-cocked Lance Stephenson to the floor with an elbow to his jaw. Later, Stephenson got in Rondo’s face. After the game, Rondo claimed Stephenson flopped. Was he right? Read More »

GIFs / Dec 10, 2014 / 8:00 pm

GIF: This Awful Lance Stephenson Pass Is The Hornets In A Nutshell

Lance Stephenson

The Charlotte Hornets are 5-15, and their prized free agent acquisition has been a disaster. Need an even quicker representation of Lance Stephenson’s struggles? Look no further than this stupefying behind-the-back pass that Born Ready threw into the stands versus the Boston Celtics. Read More »

NBA / Dec 1, 2014 / 2:45 pm

Report: Charlotte Hornets Aggressively Seeking Trade

Lance Stephenson

This isn’t how how 2014-2015 was supposed to go for the Charlotte Hornets. Coming off one of the most successful campaigns in franchise history and riding high after signing Lance Stephenson and bringing the buzz back to North Carolina, Michael Jordan’s squad was a trendy preseason pick to gain homecourt advantage in the Eastern Conference. Instead, the 4-14 Hornets have been the biggest disappointment of the season’s first few weeks. And according to a new report, they’re already looking to shake things up via the trade market. Read More »

Smack / Nov 28, 2014 / 10:45 am

Hearsay: Lance Stephenson Was Roy Hibbert’s Problem On The Pacers

Lance Stephenson, Solomon Hill, Roy Hibbert

The Charlotte Hornets — after making the playoffs last year and signing Lance Stephenson in the offseason as well as extending point guard Kemba Walker — enter tonight’s contest against the Warriors with a substandard 4-12 record. Recent reports suggest Stephenson was the cause of Roy Hibbert‘s ills last season and his presence in Charlotte is already wearing on them. Read More »

GIFs, Latest News / Nov 20, 2014 / 9:00 am

Video: Solomon Hill Buzzer-Beating Putback Ruins Stephenson’s Homecoming

Lance Stephenson, Solomon Hill

It was supposed to be Lance Stephenson‘s game reminding Pacers fans what they used to have. Instead, it turned into an improbably Indiana victory at the buzzer by a guy who most fans outside of Indiana — and even some fans in Indiana — have no idea about. Still, Solomon Hill‘s game-winning putback counted and the Pacers survived the Hornets 88-86. Read More »

Smack / Nov 16, 2014 / 1:15 pm

Watch Lance Stephenson Get Slapped…By Himself

Lance Stephenson

The best part about this is how upset Lance Stephenson first appeared, like he was about to go after Harrison Barnes. Stephenson took a shot the face trying to get around a Barnes screen to stay with a hot-shooting Klay Thompson, but — as he tongued whatever gash opened in his mouth after suffering the slap, it became apparent he had no one to blame but himself. Read More »

Video / Nov 7, 2014 / 10:30 pm

Watch Lance Stephenson Send Hornets To Victory With Buzzer-Beating Three

Lance Stephenson, Charlotte Hornets

Lance Stephenson, Charlotte Hornets (photo. watchnba201415

Make that two overtime game-winners for the Charlotte Hornets. Just over a week after Kemba Walker played hero against the Milwaukee Bucks in the return of Buzz City, Lance Stephenson kept the magic going with a last-second jumper of his own. Watch Born Ready give the Hornets a 122-119, double-overtime win over the Atlanta Hawks with a banked-in three-pointer as the game clock hit all zeros. Read More »

GIFs, Twitter / Nov 3, 2014 / 11:45 am

Lance Stephenson’s Fluky Videobomb Turns Into Meme

Derek Fisher, Lance Stephenson

Before Carmelo Anthony sealed the 96-93 win for the Knicks last night, Lance Stephenson heaved a desperation three-pointer, but he wasn’t able to get it off before the remaining eight-tenths of a second expired. Lance still thought he had been fouled on the attempt, and when he got up from the court to wonder at the no-call, his mug happened to pop up just as the camera was panning over to Knicks head coach Derek Fisher. A surprisingly funny meme was born. Read More »