The Indiana Pacers’ season may be in its final stretch, but that isn’t stopping Pacers’ guard Lance Stephenson from distracting the Miami Heat as much as possible in the elimination game at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse. During the second half of Game 5, Stephenson decided to take a moment to bug Heat star LeBron James while guarding him by blowing into his ear.
NBA fans have witnessed a number of interesting moments from the young Brooklyn native throughout the 2014 playoffs and his name will likely stay in the headlines as he starts to focus on his upcoming restricted free agency following the conclusion to the Pacers’ 2013-14 playoff run. His future in Indiana remains unknown, but Stephenson has been a key member for the team after emerging into a triple double specialist during the regular season.
Stephenson is already known to be an outspoken member of the Pacers’ with rumored issues in the locker room early in the playoffs and public statements regarding opponents, including LeBron this past week. With the Pacers’ holding on in Game 5, it looks as though the saga surrounding Lance Stephenson will continue, at least for another game. Stephenson will continue to play a big role as the team looks to continue their reduction of the series deficit, now at 3-2. Stephenson finished Game 5 with 12 points, 5 assists, 5 rebounds and 2 steals.
[H/T The Traveling Crab]