Sunday, August 15th, 2010 at 10:12 pm  |  61 responses

Lance Stephenson Arrested

Innocent until proven guilty, but according to the New York Daily News, newly signed Indiana Pacer Lance Stephenson was arrested over the weekend: “Coney Island basketball star Lance Stephenson – a second-round Indiana Pacers pick in the June NBA draft – was busted Sunday for pushing his girlfriend down a flight of stairs, cops said. Stephenson, 19, a legendary player at Brooklyn’s Abraham Lincoln High School, roughed up Jasmine Williams, 21, in the stairwell of her Brooklyn apartment building about 5 a.m., according to police. The 6-foot-5 rookie point guard’s blows sent Williams tumbling head-first down 10 steps, requiring her to be treated at a hospital for injuries to her head and neck, cops said.”

Unfortunately, this is not Born Ready’s first brush with the NYPD.

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  • Commander

    Sad to see another young NBA star actin like a punk!

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ The Promise

    Wow, that was fast.

  • http://thacorner.net/fourms Kevin

    Great way to start your career Lance

  • http://www.theogshow.com Orlando OG Goodman

    Why Lance. Why.

  • MikeC.

    How long do you think it’ll take Larry to trade him to Golden State for an overpaid white guy?

  • jamesssss

    I gotta know what really happened first man. gotta believe everythin u hear

  • wilford brimley

    not surprised.

  • twinparadox

    just when you thought things were changing

  • iheartcoffee

    Who does something like that?

  • http://www.stonesthrow.com Michael NZ

    Both have been charges against females. Tough guy, eh?

  • drosefan13

    May be over before it starts. The Pacers just picked up their present and future point guard in Collison. Looks like Stephenson may have killed his career already. Not like he really blew the door off the building at Cincinnati.

  • http://kb24.com DreXnaW21

    wow i mean seriously if i was Lance and i became a pro baller getting paid i wouldn’t even touch my girlfriend and make stupid decisions like that, man thats messed up, lock him up for life

  • http://swishdevelopment.com ionmic

    Gaaaaah, This kid will be traded to minnesota before we know it. I love this kids talent but hes doing everything possible to be a failure.

  • JTaylor21

    A legend in what? I got love for the east coast but NY cats love to di*kride people a little too much. Anyways this is not a good look for a second-round draft pick whos contract is not guaranteed. Dude needs to be running up a flight of steps instead of pushing a skeezer down one.

  • BK Chris

    Lance “Born ready to slap/Grope/Push a chick” Stephensen!

  • http://sfjdkldsfl.com Jukai

    JR Smith but with less f*cking skill. Send him to Europe.

  • http://www.google.com Melorush

    I really don’t understand why would he want to screw up a possible Great career in this League!
    He’s already been given a second chance.
    Don’t know if anybody would be kind enough to give him a second.
    Looks like a Head case to me who’ll become fine after playing for a Tough coach and getting his priorities right!

  • http://sfjdkldsfl.com Jukai

    Funny, where are Lance’s parents to defend him for this?

  • underdog

    Lance Stephenson to the Pacers? That was Karma, right there.

  • http://slamonline.com Dave.

    > gotta believe everythin u hear

  • ab_40

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/basketball/nba/08/15/udonis.haslem.ap/index.html so haslem was so happy he got busted with mariuhana. That’s kinda dumb especialy since the dude is THIRTY YEARS OLD.

  • http://ijustwantmynametolookbig.com Chukaz

    gawd works in mysterious ways. there’s a reason golden state traded for david lee. larry bird needs to send talented headcases to g state for overpaid white guys. the warriors knew that they needed to get the most overpaid white free agent to make a deal wit larry bird and his cap space

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    Lincoln H.S. finest…. Starbury eatin’ vasolene singing Barbie Girl… Bassy bringing a loaded gun onto the team plane… Dear Slam- Not everyone from Lincoln is cover-worthy..

  • EJ

    Has anyone noticed how talented the Pacers are?
    Darren Collison, Lance Stephenson, Danny Granger and Roy Hibbert. Tyler Hansbrough can become a real solid player. That would be a nice starting line up, if Lance and Tyler can play up to their potential.

  • http://www.alloutblitz..com Cordeazy


  • kundai

    isnt this his second stint with domestic violence?

  • NAS

    cut him!!!

  • CF98

    Yes as a Pacers fan get rid of this fool. Larry is an idiot though he still drafted him despite his past. He should’ve known better in fact he should leave with Lance.


    Straighten it out Lance, and buy her a big diamond ring. lol

  • Robb

    Damn Lance wtf are you doing??? You wanna prove your detractors right?? You think this is the best for your family?? You have a great opportunity, dont screw it!

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    Lance has really got to look at himself in the mirror and get some things straightened out in his life. The reason he didn’t ‘blow’ was because of the groping incident in HS, only high profile program willing to take a gamble on him was Cincy, where reports say he rarely wen’t to class and was quoted ‘I hate college’….now he’s landed in Indianapolis making NBA money and he still hasn’t fixed his head on straight. Honestly, this needs to stop right here too many 18-19 year old one and dones…I feel its hurting the league. Notice this was never a problem when high schoolers could be drafted??? no coincidence

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Hey ab_40: Your acting like 30 is OLD….

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    since Commish has closed the door on HS draftee we’ve seen more underclassmen drafted in the first round than ever before in NBA history. Correct me if I’m wrong but there wasn’t a single senior selected in this years first round, something that has never happened before. Now that the door has been closed on these young men going from HS to the NBA, the number of kids who FEEL LIKE they could go from HS to the NBA has proliferated immensely, thus for the number of kids accepting athletic scholarships with a single year of college hoops in mind has sky rocketed…again the trend doesn’t appear to be stopping anytime soon.

  • slamfan4life

    Cmon young fella!

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    That’s why the Knicks did not draft him. HEAD CASE, Legend of playing in High School wears off after a while. Maybe he is channeling the young Ron Artest attitude, he is playing for Pacers, right. BOOK IT!!

  • Yesse

    I can’t believe this. I was expecting alot from this kid.

  • Coney Islander

    I was hoping he’d pull it together, his grandmother is gonna be pissed!

  • Kaz

    What a dumbazz!!!!

  • http://slamonline.com mike

    You can have all the talent in the world and still fail because you lack a sound mind.

  • http://nbacheapseats.blogspot.com Chendaddy

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=5467630 It’s worse than that. He didn’t just push her down a flight of concrete stairs. After she fell, he then grabbed her head and smashed it against the bottom step. Same old Lance Stephenson. Two kids and a sexual assault charge before graduating high school. Then keeps his head down at Cincy (especially in class, apparently), and outplays Paul George in summer league. Shouldn’t have ended this way, but it’s not too surprising that it did.

  • jamesssss

    lol i meant cant always believe everythin u read

  • http://fsdkjlf.com Jukai

    The Black Rick Kamla: in my mind, the age thing has worked. Lance may have been a lottery pick before college. He played disappointingly and fell to the second round, where the Pacers can cut him. So, yeah, things appear to be working.

  • total scrotal implosion

    I bet lance is the type to show up 20deep at a one on one fight. Push a woman down stairs, then smash her head, big man there. He is automatically the biggest piece of siht in the league. He could use a real good facestomp

  • nastierthanu

    Pull it together. It dark and hell is hot

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    I don’t know dude.
    But, I do know that y’all are taking a police report as fact, which is always a mistake.
    Dude may have done all that the report said he did, but there is no guarantee. Wait and see, and everything will come out in time.

  • Stickz

    Trevor Booker was a senior drafted in the 1st round

  • Stickz

    Man, that girl better run, cuz I bet he blames getting cut on her. His contract is guaranteed for the 1st year, btw.

  • roybot

    Seriously Lance Stephenson has to control himself and act like an NBA player because he had so much going for him even through all that college mess where he played nowhere near his potential. He still managed to get drafted off his talent alone, and not this. A simple break-up would have been the better choice man, now your a criminal, and your girl would be stupid to stay with a future wife-beater, so shes gone too. Hopefully he can find it in himself to change because hes one of my fav young players

  • kg

    talking like he was a beast in college. born ready to fail i didnt expect much from him since i seen him i highschool smh

  • http://theurbangriot.com The Nupe

    Why, just why? IF the reports are even 50% accurate, dude just messed the ef up! His 2nd offense against women, best hope she’s willing to get paid and not press carges. She could claim she fell and that he didn’t push/touch her in any way or smash her head against the floor. OR she could tell it all – whatever that may be. He has too much to lose to be involved with such dumb sh!t. He doesn’t have the big money and fame yet, just imagine what an @ss he turns into after he get’s that big payday. Because he has talent, I’m sure he’ll get a 3rd chance, but regardless how good he is, it will be hard to root for this guy.

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    seriously, young man is extremely immature, he really needs some growing up. Ron Artest needs to hook this young brutha up with his psych

  • http://twitter.com/HarryByrdMan44 LA Huey

    co-sign Allenp. Careful about jumping on something this bad so quickly

  • JoeMaMa

    Lucky the first year is guaranteed. He can use that money to buy her off. Unfortunately for him, Bird scrubbed the team of ‘problem’ players (Artest, Jackson, Tinsley), and I could see Bird buying him out, or just having him sit at home ala Tinsley. Indiana can’t have another problem like this to deal with, especially from an unproven 2nd round rookie. They’re desperate for fans and the bad press would smack them hard…heck, I could even see them making a big deal out of axing him to show the local support that they’re serious about their image, guilty or not.
    And I had such hope for him…

  • Ryan D

    We all need to go into this websites archives for a second to look back on the piece about him opting out of college to enter the NBA. All of the comments read the same, saying he wasn’t ready. Clearly that was the case his handlers should have seen this coming and did what was best for the kid by advising him to stay in school to learn to deal with his emotions before entering the spotlight. Short sighted.

  • http://www.google.com/news BETCATS

    If this is true it is a shame he acts that way towards women. I am not skeptical that this is true, but i am not going to crucify Lance (like a lot of people on here are doing) until i see the facts.

  • vtrobot

    wow. pacers have had crazy incidents the past several years. dude sounds like f*cking punk. 1/10th of what he (supposedly) did is never acceptable. @ Mike C.: ha ha. indy is so funny in that way. they need to trade him for someone like a troy murphy, mike dunleavy, jr., austin croshere, rik smits, detlef shrempf, rasho nesterovic, jeff foster-type of player.

  • High School Hoops Junkie

    IDIOT!!! Where there’s smoke, there’s usually fire!!!

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  • http://www.twitter.com/RealBisi Bisi

    My dude Lance pushes the ball on the court and pushes chicks off the court, or down the stairs. *Push It To The Limit*

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    The girl will probably not press charges, he states he loves her and lost it. He has some money now, hires a good lawyer, gets probabation for four years like Stallworth or like JR Smith when they were the main reasons someone died. He will get off and that will be it, and the girl might get some money under the table for not pressing charges. Life goes on, hate to be mean, but this is how life works in America, especailly sports guys. BOOK IT!!

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