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Friday, May 31st, 2013 at 10:10 am  |  45 responses

LeBron James Enjoys Lance Stephenson’s Trash Talk


Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson is a confident fellow, often times, irrationally so. LeBron James says he gets a big kick out Stephenson’s yapping, mostly because no matter what’s said, it’s not hard to figure out who will come out on top. Per ESPN: “Referees’ calls and rulings from the league office are out of James’ control. As for Stephenson dropping one of the best games of his career on the Heat on Tuesday and mugging James — even what looked like blowing in his ear in some sort of unusual harassing technique at one point — that galled him. The mention of Stephenson’s request to guard James that night was a conversation-ender with him. The technical Stephenson drew on James for baiting him and the sixth foul Stephenson drew on James on a moving screen chewed at him for two days. Especially that sixth foul, not that it was called, but that Stephenson got the best of James on a play on which the Pacers’ young spark plug messed up the pick-and-roll coverage and was rewarded for it. Even that irked James. [...] On James’ personal (Game 5) checklist was one item: Stephenson. He stamped that one late in the fourth quarter when he stood over Stephenson as he slumped on the baseline, the Pacers guard having been called for a disqualifying sixth foul this time. James stared down as Stephenson lay in frustration, in much the same posture he assumed after he viciously dunked on the Boston Celtics’ Jason Terry back in March. [...] ‘Lance is one of those guys who likes to talk some,’ James said after scoring 30 points with eight rebounds and six assists. ‘And I’m for it, too. I really don’t start it, but if it gets started, then I love to do it.’ Oh, James was all for it. He would bark at Stephenson after made baskets. When James tricked Stephenson with an old-fashioned rip-through move for Stephenson’s fifth foul, James fist-pumped in his face to rub it in. [...] ‘As a competitor, you love challenges,’ James said. ‘I think it’s great. It shows a competitive spirit between two individuals.’”

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  • http://slamonline.com/ Ben Osborne

    Possibly my two favorite players

  • Redd

    Yeah, Stephen is great at D & beating women.

    Impressive fella.

  • Redd

    Lol Lebron needs to dunk on this women beater, excited for the Heat to win.

  • http://www.netstakeover.com/ JetSkiJohnson

    lol u must be Jesus.

  • Lorne

    No one condones his past behavior, but how do you know he isn’t truly repentant for his transgressions? Do you know someone personally that he is currently abusing? Hitting another human is an awful thing, but it isn’t something that can’t be helped. Its not like you know for a fact that he hasn’t truly made attempts in his personal life to control his temper. We’re not talking about people who can’t change, like r#pists and pedos. Funny how I never saw you on here raking Jason Kidd through the coals. Get off your unintelligent, judgmental high horse and get a life.

  • justin

    I’ve seen u comment on everything of his if u hate em so much then don’t look at his pages yea what he did was terrible but it ain’t up to u wat happens to him he’s a basketball player other people can like him as a player

  • Redd

    I started watching the NBA pretty recently, in 01 I only followed the Bulls. I’m pretty young, 21.

    So, idk jack about Kidd & never followed him but I feel the same way. Funny, that hypothetical about him changing can be used against you as well. “High horse”, I think I’m better than other people cause I dared to talk against a guy.

    Ignore my comments, flag me, etc. But the only unintelligent one is the douches thinking that they can desensitize my comments.

  • http://www.facebook.com/evan.boland Evan Boland

    Who knows. She might of deserved it.

  • Redd

    And I can choose to comment & hate him as everything..you can’t say you have a right to comment & have an opinion and then act like I can’t do the same.

  • Redd

    & that right there, is both a prime example of a douchebag & why people are useless.

  • http://www.netstakeover.com/ JetSkiJohnson

    Repeatedly calling him an woman beater is not helping the issue. He has paid his dues and will have to answer to God.

    Of course what he did was terrible but he needs help not ppl like you who continually bash him. You need better tactics.

  • Lorne

    1. You don’t need to declare how young you are. Everyone can tell.

    2. Liking your own comments is a bad and douchy habit.

    3. I don’t think I’m better, just smarter than you. No qualms about admitting that.

    4. You are not some genius champion for women by coming on Slam condemning someone you don’t know well enough to know to judge his personal progress on the issue. It just makes you look like you are crying for attention, which I shouldn’t be giving you.

    5. Unless you can personally speak on a lack of remorse or progression this kid has shown, just stfu and sit down.

  • mike

    Redd is funny

  • spit hot fiyah

    tank top sounds better than wife beater

  • justin

    Never once said u didn’t have a right an u don’t know him so really u have no right to hate em u don’t know if he has changed or not u just no one incident that happened an I never said u couldn’t comment an have a opinion I said if u hate em then don’t comment on every post there no point everyone knows how u feel bout em it ain’t goin change wat happened

  • Tuomas Uotila

    Also, Redd shouldn’t forget about these:

    6. Cry a river.

    7. Build a bridge.

    8. Get the F over it.

  • Redd

    Well..I mean you can’t like your own comment first off moron, secondly I’m 21 old man(in case you wanted to know again), don’t give me this so called ‘attention’ I want, I’m not a ‘genius champion’ it’s called a decent person coupled with being frustratingly opinionated(yes I recognize I am).

    Now, stfu old man and quit worrying about me cause you obviously don’t worry about women & the way douchebag men like you objectify & degrade their hardships.

    K.

  • Allen Powell

    Forgiveness is something people only want for themselves

  • skeetskeet

    Get it girls!

  • Ben Ireland

    This made me laugh so damn hard.

  • Ben Ireland

    I get that you don’t like him because he hit a girl… So does everyone else who looked at articles on the Pacers here, but saying it repeatedly doesn’t help anything… Can we accept it as a given and not mention it every time now?

  • fruizm

    Im with you Redd!!!

  • Irishway’s

    Women beater or not, It made for good T.V. last night. The more I watch Lebron the more i want someone to beat him or stop him when he goes on his Cleveland rants. Took balls to go 2-7 last night and still talk trash.

  • Lorne

    “Now, stfu old man and quit worrying about me cause you obviously don’t worry about women & the way douchebag men like you objectify & degrade their hardships..

    Redd seriously, I can’t stress enough how slow you are. Nothing in any comment I’ve ever posted here could even remotely give a hint to support that statement. That’s why you’re not exactly considered one of the sharper guys around here. You can’t even understand what it is you’re reading.

    Your comments do not make you appear more “sensitive to women’s issues”. No one is looking at you like you are knowledgeable about this issue, or any other for that matter. They make you appear like a loud mouthed little boy who doesn’t understand that other louth mouthed little boys do bad things until they get reality checks and grow up. Lance may very well have done that. You don’t know if he did because you don’t know him. Now, it’s Friday. I know you are probably as obnoxious in person as you are in here, but go out and actually meet some girls. Tell them about your FAKE, disengenuous, key board warrior bs on their issues. Then come back and tell how many of them REALLY educated your young punk @ss.

  • robb

    nice

  • danpowers

    im with you. keep your idealism as long as you can.

  • Jagga

    I went to high school with him he was a dick he would always make fun of ppl and he made fun of people that were phically challenged and all that idk how he is now but he was odeee of a duck that time he even got camera time on Tyra banks show for making fun of this girl search it up in YouTube if you don’t believe me

  • Redd

    lol..

  • Redd

    Yeah, I’m not mentioning it anymore, not cause of people’s comments but because folks either are finally not acting like I’m some sort of douche or cause there’s actual douches who think their rebuttals make any sense.

    Thanks for being respectful & sorry for my rants lol.

  • Redd

    I agree, but does that mean they deserve it when they ask..?

  • Redd

    LITTLE BOY?! He’s a grown man you idiot.

    I’m not trying to be ‘sensitive’ I’m trying to not be a douche you old a** imbecile. A keyboard warrior means someone acting tough old man, and you’ve further proven your idiocy by bringing in ‘go meet some girls’ as tho that has relevance to anything.

    Shut up grandpa.

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni D dot Sanchez

    lance needs to learn how to speak

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni D dot Sanchez

    amen.

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni D dot Sanchez

    stop defendin ni66as u dont know.

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni D dot Sanchez

    these people dont let opinions be opinions

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni D dot Sanchez

    smh @ new ni66as.

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni D dot Sanchez

    stop hype beast

  • http://www.facebook.com/evan.boland Evan Boland

    Got 13 likes.

  • PapaKeys

    It should be brought up, once a woman beater always a woman beater. I bet you would forgive someone who beat your mother too…..”well he paid his dues and answer to god blah blah” hes not going to see god you idiot.

  • PapaKeys

    he looks like a dick, i hate him as a nba player…I refuse to root for the pacers because hes on that team. Sh1t player, Sh1t person.

  • PapaKeys

    grow the fukc up evan

  • PapaKeys

    its the internet, he can do as he pleases….why read comments to complain about them

  • http://www.netstakeover.com/ JetSkiJohnson

    how do u know that? idiot.

  • Conor
  • Conor

    That speaks volumes.

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