A feud that dates back to May of 2014, LeBron James and Lance Stephenson have quite the history. Whether it’s blowing into LeBron’s ear or trying to flop his way into the NBA Finals, it seems like Lance Stephenson believes he’s in LeBron’s head.
Before Lance Stephenson came back to the Pacers this season, he went through a lot of trial and error when he played with the Hornets, Clippers, Grizzlies, Pelicans and Timberwolves. It just seemed like he couldn’t fit in and it seemed at times that he wasn’t gonna get his footing back in the league. But coming back to the Pacers this season has revitalized his career, a career that has been created off playing the best games of his career when going up against LeBron James. Stephenson has blown into LeBron’s ear and has flopped his ass off during a playoff series that went to seven games.
Some wonder whether or not Stephenson was brought back purely for his ability to play mind games, his talent just isn’t what it used to be and he was playing on 10-day contracts not that many months ago. The one thing that people recognize about Stephenson is that he truly believes that he’s better than James and that he’s the best player in the NBA. Pretty funny for a guy that had four points and five fouls in his first game of the season, meanwhile LeBron has scored at least 10 points in over 860+ games.
Now fast forward to the current round of the playoffs and you see that LeBron James and Lance Stephenson continue their feud when Stephenson slammed James in the head while LeBron attempted to perform a layup in the first game. While it didn’t seem blatant at first, you know the history that these two have and you know that was done with malicious intent. You can see that James laughed at how Stephenson’s antics are happening again and you can guarantee that James will bring his A game to the next game of the series as he bullied Stephenson throughout the contest on Sunday.
The question will be what’s next for the feud? Will there be a full on fight? Will James posterize Stephenson? Whose team will take the momentum going into Indiana? Find out Tuesday when the Cavs take on the Pacers in Game 2 of the first round!