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Sunday, April 10th, 2011 at 11:42 am  |  29 responses

Lance Stephenson Demoted For Disciplinary Reasons

Pacers guard Lance Stephenson just can’t seem to get on his organization’s good side. Via the Indy Star: “Lance Stephenson’s ongoing immaturity issues could be pushing him closer to the door with the Indiana Pacers. Any chance of Stephenson playing in the final two regular-season games or the playoffs ended Saturday, when coach Frank Vogel said Stephenson was demoted for violating team rules. ’He’ll be the fourth point guard through the playoffs,’ Vogel said. ‘This is being done for disciplinary reasons. T.J. (Ford) will be our third point guard.’ Stephenson had been expected to play in the final two games but will assume the role formerly held by Ford, who has not played since Jan. 28. Vogel declined to say what Stephenson did to warrant those actions. He did say, though, that there are no legal issues involved with Stephenson. Stephenson has had maturity issues going back to when he was a high school star in New York City. It’s those same issues that caused him to fall to the second round of the draft last summer.”

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  • http://shinefluid@aol.com just bcuz

    and i was born ready. i was already for the fish N spaghetti

  • dahon

    how is he doing that stuff?

  • sneezy

    Shoot, It would be nice to hear both sides of the story but damn this is tragic for such a talent.

  • http://slamonline.com Eldon Khorshidi

    man. ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Sigh.

  • http://slamonline.com SpaceJam

    this guy is an idiot. he has a lot of potential but always has to be a dick about stuff. And I might not kno what happened to him this time, but hes been really stupid about everything else

  • ionmic

    Far out, i’ve defended this kid on here several times and always said he was under the microscope from such a young age that we were seeing mistakes he made reported online when other kids wouldnt have that happen. But this kid despite all the talent just isnt worth defending anymore. Waive that contract for next season and let the kid learn the hard way and see how he enjoys playing in europe.

  • http://sfdjklf.com Jukai

    Show him the door, just hope they don’t have stairs so he doesn’t toss another girl down them.

  • knickzvet82

    Hate to see wasted talent

  • SwaGG_SeaN

    Wow!!!! He needs have someone around him giving him some real guidance, he needs to grow up I don’t know what’s wrong with this kid, if he keeps carrying on like that they might end up waiving him that’s all can say for now.

  • Will Lee

    give me his body and im a hall of famer

  • Spursnation

    What a waste of talent

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Born Loser.
    How many cats would give their left nuts to have his talent?

  • greg

    he pushed frank vogel down the stairs im sure of it

  • Bryan

    Why do we always have to read about this moron in this section? Nobody cares.

  • Turk

    Damn, he`s only played a few games. He will be in Ft. Wayne`

  • Turk

    @enigmatic….I would give both nuts just to be D-league quality, and 40″ vertical.

  • ogog

    i hope the pacers get rid of him so he can go to a good team and get minutes, then i hope he comes back and demolishes the pacers

  • spit hot fiyah

    @turk then u might qualify for the wnba

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

    Once a numbskull, always a numbskull. Born stupid.

  • bigslim31

    you have to wonder, honestly.

  • http://slamoonline.com zoom

    His parents allowed him to go down this path the minute they let Tiny convince them to yank him out of Loughlin his freshman year of high school. Coney Island is filled with shady characters who want a ride on the gravy train. The parents allowed this kid to be surrounded by the worst kinds of people from jump. Now look at him. And it doesn’t help that his dad is also an a**hole. Another NYC kid who’s gonna waste his talent. Just sad.

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

    @zoom, this seems just to be the trend. These Coney Island cats have all the hype in the world, everybody on their block tellin them they’re better than Jordan, rappers coming to watch them play throwing chains on their neck, etc. etc. they start believing they hype, think they the best, don’t feel like they need to do anything because after all I am better than Jordan right?? its ridiculous. This is a kid who was outballin certain NBA players since he was 14-15 years old…the talents all there, the mindset just isn’t…..that NYC hype is a beast

  • darkside

    Stupid is what stupid does people.

  • darkside

    fear not people he’s the next contestant for D-league then off to euro league.

  • CONEY ISLANDER

    He use to live downstairs from me, he was worshiped in the hood and developed a God complex. Unfortunately in the NBA that only works if your name is Kobe Bryant or LeBron James. Lance skill wise should be in the class of Tyreke Evans but he’s not a very bright guy. So ignorance plus access is not going to end well, I hope he can get his sh*t together, he’s a force of nature.

  • http://slamoonline.com zoom

    Yea man it’s pretty sad. It’s so common it’s crazy. Everybody wants the attention and hood love. These kids need ppl around them letting them know that the world is bigger than the playgrounds around the city. When they leave their comfort zones they expect the rest of the world to put up w/ their sh*t. And Lance’s father is a piece of work. No one contributed more to his delinquency than that guy. The good he thought he did for his son actually did the most harm.

  • robb

    Born ready for trouble.

  • http://google c_cantrell

    ^turk..
    i hear ya man.. i get a chance to play with my bros moses ehambe and larry owes every once in awhile when i get the chance to visit my mom in tulsa, tho i dont see larry as much anymore as he is gettin some nba time this season.. but to just to imagine if i could be on the 66ers with them, which may be very possible and i have put alot of thought into it.. but just to be there in that atmosphere can make a man feel so pumped and hyped.. its just awesome.. everytime i shoot around with moses n larry n occasionally get the chance to see ken tut and rarely caleb green (hes overseas at the moment n rarely gets to come home), but i love playing with these guys, they are like older brothers to me in a way.. its a brotherhood.. anyone who gets to make a living playing the game of basketball on any level is truly blessed

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