Posts Tagged ‘Lance Stephenson’

Paul George and Roy Hibbert go fishing

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — We know the Pacers like to go fishing — and I mean that in the literal sense, not in terms of losing during the playoffs. Last season, while stumbling through the playoffs, Pacers players Roy Hibbert, Paul George and George Hill actually went fishing to help get away from it all and have some fun.

This summer hasn’t been great for the Pacers, either. Lance Stephenson left to play in Charlotte, and Paul George suffered a compound leg fracture while playing for Team USA that will keep him out for at least the upcoming season. So how to get away from it all? Why not go fishing?

That’s what George and Hibbert did yesterday. Well, first Hibbert sat in George’s Ferrari…

Then they got in a boat and went fishing…

Hang on to your hat, Roy…

The Pacers take Lance Stephenson to the movies

Indiana Pacers v Washington Wizards: Game Six

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — When the clock struck midnight last night on the East Coast, NBA free agency kicked off. For many teams, at least at that initial moment, this means putting in a call to a player’s agent to register some level of interest.

But the Indiana Pacers were apparently not messing around. With their do-everything swingman Lance Stephenson hitting free agency, the Pacers decided to go all out and let him know how important keeping him is to their future plans. So, according to the Indy Star, the Pacers rented out a movie theater. Really.

Sometime shortly after midnight Tuesday, Lance Stephenson will be seated with his family and friends in a movie theater. The lights will go down and the ‘Born Ready’ life story will flash before Stephenson’s eyes on the big screen.

Inside the entertainment complex based in suburban Indianapolis, the Pacers’ commitment begins in earnest where a private party will be held and a love letter set to moving pictures will play with the hopes of keeping Stephenson. The movie will feature moments from when Stephenson arrived in Indiana to the point he is now, a potential Eastern Conference All-Star and a key figure in a core that can compete for a title. After midnight, however, the real picture of Stephenson’s future will take shape.

Will it be enough to keep Born Ready in Indianapolis? That remains to be seen…

The Lance Stephenson trolling continues

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — It was nearly a week ago now that Indiana’s Lance Stephenson made a name for himself as one of the NBA’s best agitators. And even though several days have past, the world can’t stop having fun with Lance’s antics.

Earlier today, the Atlanta Hawks wished a happy birthday to Al Horford, and used a photoshopped version of Lance to help Al extinguish the candle (the tweet has since been pulled) …


Meanwhile, last night the WWE rolled into Indianapolis, and in order to properly get the local fans riled up, WWE superstar Damian Sandow did his best Lance impression…at least until The Big Show showed up…

VIDEO: WWE on Lance

Lance Stephenson gets a taste of his own medicine

By Jeff Case

The Indiana Pacers’ season came to an end on Friday night after the Miami Heat ousted them in resounding fashion in Game 6 of the East finals. One of the big storylines leading up to Game 6, though, was how LeBron James would respond to Lance Stephenson‘s antics (which included blowing in LeBron’s ear) in Game 5.

James, of course, went wild in Game 6, scoring 25 points and setting the tone in Miami’s Finals-berth clinching win. Now that the Pacers have all this free time on their hands, Stephenson went to last night’s Indiana Fever-New York Liberty game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. During a stoppage in play, he got a little bit of his own ear-blowing medicine from a fan …

And, Lance even somehow made an appearance in the West finals, too (courtesy of a creative Vine video that had his ear-blowing “knocking over” Kevin Durant in Game 6).

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(h/t TNLP, FTW & SBNation)

Lance Stephenson blowing on things is the NBA’s newest meme

By Jeff Case

ICYMI somehow last night or this morning, Lance Stephenson had a great game last night. But he made a name for himself not so much for his on court-play, but for doing what he could to get in the heads of the Miami Heat (and, specifically, LeBron James) in Game 5 of the East finals. That meant playing in-your-face defense, bumping Heat players here and there and, oh yeah, blowing in LeBron’s ear:

VIDEO: Lance Stephenson blows in LeBron James’ ear

Well, a good screengrab/video excerpt like that can’t survive on the Internet without becoming a new meme. So, this morning, we present the best memes of Stephenson blowing on things:

Lance Stephenson takes over a famous scene from Titanic

If you grew up in the 1980s, you remember doing this with your Nintendo games …

Why 50 Cent whiffed on that opening pitch so bad the other night

Lance Stephenson blowing bubbles at LeBron

Blowing out a birthday cake & blowing a pinwheel

Lance crashes a classic photo with the ‘Friends’ cast

(h/t SBNation)


Lance Stephenson takes a nap

By Lang Whitaker,

ALL BALL NERVE CENTERLance Stephenson turned in a heckuva game for the Pacers last night. Though Indiana lost to the Heat, 87-83, Stephenson was the Pacers’ most consistent performer, finishing with 25 points, 7 assists and 6 rebounds. And on this play in the third quarter, Lance also turned in his most expressive play of the series, trying to draw a foul on LeBron James and then just laying it down right there near midcourt…

UPDATE: Stephenson was fined $5,000 by the NBA for violating its anti-flopping rules

VIDEO: Lance takes a nap

Shaqtin’ A Fool: Worst Of Round 1 & #ShaqtinMVP

VIDEO: Shaqtin A Fool: Worst of Round 1

Vote for your favorite Shaqtin’ A Fool moment from the First Round of the playoffs and tweet your favorite to #Shaqtin.

Don’t forget to tune in to NBA TV on June 11 at 9 p.m. ET for a special 30-minute edition of Shaqtin’ A Fool that will culminate in the naming of the 2013-14 #ShaqtinMVP!


Lance Stephenson dunk attempt sums up Pacers frustrations

By Lang Whitaker,

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The Indiana Pacers were one of the NBA’s best teams for most of this season. And then the last two months happened, when absolutely nothing was going right. And now the Pacers find themselves down 3-2 in the first round to the Atlanta Hawks, the Eastern Conference’s worst playoff team.

Last night the Pacers fell behind with a brutal home performance, which included going down 30 at one point before a furious late rally made it a bit more respectable. When things aren’t going your way, nothing seems to work out, as we saw last night on this drive and dunk attempt from Lance Stephenson. (Hey Starters, I demand a recount!)

VIDEO: Lance dunk wedgie

Lance Stephenson gives local students ultimate prom experience

By Lang Whitaker,

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Pacers guard Lance Stephenson is not only in the running for most improved player in the NBA, he also seems to be doing great things off the court as well. Last Saturday in Indianapolis, three high school students received free prom dresses (and tuxes for their dates) courtesy of Stephenson’s Ultimate Prom Experience. The three girls were selected after submitting essays explaining why they deserved the opportunity. Stephenson then teamed up with Indianapolis-area dress shop RaeLynn’s Boutique to make a few dreams come true.

Stephenson posted the following image on Instagram of the winning entrants…

(via TNLP)

Lance Stephenson is The Lion King

By Lang Whitaker,

ALL BALL NERVE CENTERLance Stephenson is The Lion King, at least according to Lance Stephenson’s Instagram. Circle of life, you guys…