TAG: Lance Stephenson

2014 Free Agency, NBA / Jul 3, 2014 / 3:30 pm

The Top 10 Questions That Will Be Answered During NBA Free Agency

United Center welcome for Carmelo Anthony

Say what you want about the NBA — that its regular season is too long, that there isn’t nearly enough parity, that tanking is ruining the league, or that there’s too much flopping — but there’s one thing even the fiercest of NBA critics can’t deny: the league’s offseason is, by far, the most eventful and interesting of any sport. Read More »

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 »

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 »

2014 Free Agency / Jun 8, 2014 / 6:00 pm

The Top 10 Unrestricted Free Agents Of 2014

Dirk Nowitzki, Pau Gasol

Some teams will hope to improve this summer by relying heavily on a deep NBA Draft class, while others will look elsewhere to fill the void in their lineup. Every summer, the NBA season always becomes more interesting with the NBA Draft at hand: players get traded, stars opt out of their contracts looking for sweeter deals, or a free agent is simply looking to play somewhere else. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, NBA / Jun 3, 2014 / 10:15 am

Bird & Vogel Want Lance Stephenson Back

Donnie Walsh, Herb Simon, Larry Bird

Pacers general manager and greatest small forward of all time (at least through next week) Larry Bird held court with reporters yesterday after exit interviews with the team and opened up about Frank Vogel and most of the Pacers roster, which he wants to keep together. The biggest obstacle is re-signing Lance Stephenson, an unrestricted free agent this summer, but Bird and Vogel want to keep him even with all the headaches in the Conference Finals. 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 »

Smack, Twitter / May 31, 2014 / 3:12 pm

You Shouldn’t Ever Piss Off Udonis Haslem

LeBron James, Lance Stephenson, Udonis Haslem

As we’ve already shown you a couple of times, Lance Stephenson was embroiled in a number of different incidents during Game 6, despite his GM/mentor, Larry Bird, cautioning him to leave the crap hijinks off the court. Heat power forward Udonis Haslem had a different way of warning Stephenson to knock it off. 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 »

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 »