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Sunday, May 20th, 2012 at 4:05 pm  |  36 responses

Report: Juwan Howard and Lance Stephenson Involved in Pregame Altercation


So much for that apology, which apparently didn’t register too strongly with some members of the Miami Heat. According to Yahoo! Sports, before today’s Game 4 tipped off, Miami big man Juwan Howard (verbally) went at Pacers guard Lance Stephenson, and the two needed to be separated by an assistant coach: “Nearly 90 minutes before tipoff of Game 4 of an acrimonious Eastern Conference playoff series, Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson again appeared to be a source of irritation to the Miami Heat. Miami Heat forward Juwan Howard and Stephenson exchanged sharp words within inches of each other’s faces on the court. Stephenson, who flashed a choke sign at Heat star LeBron James in the Pacers’ Game 3 victory, had been shooting with the Pacers on one end of the floor when Howard walked past on the way to Miami’s locker room. It was unclear which player had said something to start the jawing, but Howard was soon warning Stephenson to keep his mouth shut, as Pacers assistant coach Brian Shaw stepped between the players and nudged Howard away from the court. There didn’t appear to be any possibility that the altercation would evolve into violence, but Howard clearly had no use for Stephenson, nor his attitude. Stephenson responded with a half-smile, and kept taking his warm-up jumper shots as Howard was escorted away from the floor.”

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  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    chill out juwan howard! he could be your grand son.

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

    Neither of them play so I find this irrelevant.

  • Heals

    Fab5 still going strong…

  • http://www.google.be/imgres?q=NO!+meme&um=1&hl=nl&sa=N&rlz=1C1AFAB_enBE454BE454&biw=1600&bih=763&tbm=isch&tbnid=L3l0ZW3D5dDSDM:&imgrefurl=http://forthesakeofscience Max

    Yeeess!!!

  • http://slamonline.com The Philosopher

    I wonder if Howard got his money back from Antoine Walker yet…

  • iknowmybasketball

    juwan howard is a cranky old man

  • http://ZOGS1.COM ZOGS1

    LANCE WOULD F*CK UP OLD MAN HOWARD!!!

  • JML-G

    OG Juwan need to make the punk bleed, nahmean

  • http://www.soundcloud.com/tray-5 T-Ray

    The fountain of youth would bust his f*ckin head.

  • shutup

    I heard Juwan Howard got sued for givin some b!tch genital warts betta watch out Mr. Stephenson

  • http://slamonline.com The Philosopher

    Damn. All these guys have s.t.d., it seems.

  • Mega

    An altercation between Juwanna Mann and Lance ‘born ready to ride pine’ Stephenson, finally this series is getting interesting.

  • Young Rico

    lmao Juwan is a OG. Lance Stephenson is a b*tch.

  • Boss

    Stephenson is finished in the Leauge.
    Write it down

  • Y you spell it fiyah

    Lance Stephenson seems like he really really wants to sabotage himself. Fear of success, maybe.

  • rkirby

    the spurs are gonna pick lance stephenson up cheap after this season

  • juicy

    What was Stephenson warming up for..?

  • http://www,slamonline.com S-Mills

    Lol juicy. Warming up his vocal coards for some cheering from the bench?

  • Jay F Weezy F stands for Franchise

    Bornready!!!!

  • Solito

    Howard to Stephenson: “Don’t think because your daddy won’t spank you, that you can come to our yard and make a mess… cause I’ll whip out that belt in a second.”

  • Nick

    I just love how everyone hatin on the kid. He’ll all prove u wrong one day.

  • jay

    This story brought a grin to my face. FAB 5!!!! Until this week I didn’t even know Lance Stephenson had an NBA contract. Not sure who he is but he’ll probably never average 20ppg like Juwan did.

  • Zack

    Lance is turning into the superstar everyone imagined…

  • http://slamonline.com Eldon Khorshidi

    I put this one all on Juan. He sought out Lance and is the reason this article even exists.

  • http://slamonline.com Eldon Khorshidi

    Juwan*

  • Omar

    Juwan is not a girl so Lance won’t hit him.

  • http://www.crappyrappers.com Simon Caine

    Born Ready.

  • LA Huey

    Benchwarmer beef. But seriously, good on Juwan to do this. Otherwise, what’s he being paid to do?

  • Alicia

    Oh grandpa stop it

  • AQWORD

    Dont make em girl slap U.

  • T-Money

    Nick: no he wont.

  • nails

    Again I don’t even know why the choke thing was such a big deal. WHO CARES. I don’t even consider it that disrespectful. I’ve seen worse stuff on the bench before and the players say worse things to each other all the time. ARE YOU SERIOUS???

  • Ivan43

    Everybody jokes and plays but only lebrons chokes.. So don’t be that mad at the youngster cause all be was doing was showing the truth.. Lebrons james is simply the definition of choke victim.. They should have his face on all those diner and restaurant pictures that show you how to saved choke victim.. 2 bad 4 lebrons no ones wants to save him.. And leave the prescription less glasses home heat players…

  • magicman101

    LOL… Karma is biotch LBJ… remember that laughing and clowning you did in Cleveland playing like you were taking pictures… then the Magic… YES I said Magic, spanked your butts… I think we all were wanting to make the choke sign… If I was there I sure would of… A choke is is choke… Kobe did it too… Be a man and except your brick…

  • http://Slamonline Suita_J83

    Thats what the heat need don’t know why Spo doesnt put him in when grainger acts brave Howard doesn’t play that si!+
    We gotta put this guy in to knock some people around

  • http://Slamonline Suita_J83

    Aww magic fans like to remember the only time they been to the finals, what a Pu$$y

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