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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

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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 »

Latest News / Oct 29, 2014 / 8:45 pm

Video: Lance Stephenson Rises For Vicious Power Dunk Over Larry Sanders

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Lance Stephenson’s first game as a Charlotte Hornet hasn’t gone as planned. Born Ready didn’t score until the third quarter of his team’s regular season debut against the Milwaukee Bucks, but perhaps Stephenson’s second basket will be what gets him going. Watch Lance gather with a power dribble before rising for a vicious poster dunk on elite rim-protector Larry Sanders. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Oct 28, 2014 / 10:45 am

Video: MJ’s Pitch To Lance Stephenson, “We Need To Challenge LeBron”

Lance Stephenson, LeBron James

While Michael Jordan wasn’t so clear on changing the Charlotte Bobcats to the Charlotte Hornets, which goes into effect starting with this season, he was pretty set on targeting Lance Stephenson in free agency this summer. That’s what he made clear in his Sunday conversation with ESPN’s Darren Rovell and his one-on-one with Stephanie Ready of Hornets.com. Read More »

Video / Oct 19, 2014 / 10:00 pm

Worst Flop Of Preseason? Lance Stephenson Wildly Embellishes Contact

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Lance Stephenson (photo. @cjzero Vine)

Frankly, we’re not too concerned with flopping. The vast majority of today’s so-called flops involve players slightly embellishing contact that would merit a whistle even without such gesticulation. It’s telling that throughout tens of exhibition games, we’ve yet to come across a play that would get the league’s millions of armchair officials calling flop. Having said that, this one from Lance Stephenson – a repeat offender – is about as bad as it gets. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Oct 13, 2014 / 5:30 pm

The Top 20 Shooting Guards In The NBA Right Now

James Harden, Klay Thompson

The NBA is a point guard driven league. Look at personnel on the top teams in the Association. With just a couple exceptions, the best teams in the league have stellar point guard play. After the point guard position, the power forward position is emerging as the deepest talent pool in the league.

What’s been lost in the NBA is great play from the shooting guard position. Having a great shooting guard isn’t a necessity anymore. Just look at the San Antonio Spurs for proof. Gregg Popovich used a platoon of players at the shooting guard position last year, and none of them are superstars anymore. Danny Green is an elite three-point shooter, Manu Ginobili is past his prime but still a crafty offensive weapon, and Marco Belinelli can shoot it with the best of them, but struggles in other facets of the game. None of those guys – at least at this point in their careers – could carry the offense alone. Read More »