Jan 18, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson (1) drives to the basket against Los Angeles Clippers guard J.J. Redick (4) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Indiana defeats Los Angeles 106-92. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Indiana Pacers’ Lance Stephenson ‘mad’ about All-Star snub


Indiana Pacers’ guard Lance Stephenson is having an excellent season.

The fourth-year guard out of Cincinnati is averaging 14.2 points, 7.2 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game. He’s shooting 49.9% from the field, 34.4% from beyond the arc and 67.5% from the free throw. Stephenson has been a triple-double machine, posting four this season.

However, all of that wasn’t enough to get Stephenson into the All-Star Game and he is not happy about it.

“I’m mad,” Stephenson told Michael Pointer of the Indianapolis Star. “I feel like I had my breakout year last year. I showed I can play with anyone on the floor and I felt like this year, I brought a little bit more to my game.”

“But other people saw it differently. I’m just going to keep working hard and prove everyone wrong.”

The basketball world has been angry about the selections of Toronto Raptors’ guard DeMar DeRozan and Brooklyn Nets’ guard Joe Johnson over Stephenson, Raptors’ guard Kyle Lowry and Orlando Magic guard Arron Afflalo.

“All of them felt like I got screwed,” Stephenson explained. “Finally, everyone is on my side.”

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