Lance Stephenson
American basketball player
Lance Stephenson
Lance Stephenson, Jr. is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Indiana Pacers of the NBA. He was drafted with the 40th overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft. He attended Lincoln High School in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn. Stephenson won city basketball championships in all four years of high school, and is New York State's all-time leading scorer in high school basketball. After his senior year he was named New York State Mr.
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Cavaliers to work out Kirk Hinrich, Mario Chalmers, Lance Stephenson
ABC News - 25 days
Reinforcements could be on the way for LeBron James and the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers, who had an underwhelming 7-8 record in January. Veteran point guards Mario Chalmers and Kirk Hinrich, and wing Lance Stephenson are scheduled to work out for the Cavaliers on Wednesday, league sources informed ESPN. Other free-agent prospects are expected to attend the session, sources say. Depending on how well the participants perform, sources with knowledge of the Cavaliers' thinking believe one could be signed prior to the All-Star break. Cleveland has one roster spot available, but could open up another slot should the team elect to waive center Chris Andersen, who is out for the rest of the year with a knee injury. James has publicly called for the Cavaliers front office to add a veteran playmaker to the roster. Chalmers, 30, has recovered from a right Achilles tear...
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Winless NBA Pelicans waive Stephenson, expected to add Goodwin
Yahoo News - 4 months
Winless New Orleans, carrying an NBA-worst 0-6 record, released injured guard Lance Stephenson on Monday, opening a roster spot expected to go to former Phoenix Suns guard Archie Goodwin. The Pelicans lost Stephenson to a groin injury that was expected to require surgery and mean several weeks out of the lineup for the NBA veteran, who was averaging 9.7 points, 4.8 assists and 3.3 rebounds this season. "It's tough," Pelicans forward Anthony Davis said.
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Don't Expect The Warriors' Rocky Stretch To Define Their Year
Huffington Post - 4 months
Draymond Green is the positionless, mercurial All-NBA selection for the Golden State Warriors. And in case you haven’t heard, he isn’t one to mince words. So when he tells reporters that “teams are trying to punk” the Warriors, he means it. But whether or not Green appreciates the fact, there’s a good chance that such treatment will only accelerate the team’s growth. That’s what happens when the NBA’s all-time winningest single-season team goes out and poaches Kevin Durant, creating an embarrassment of riches the rest of the world can only envy. During the Warriors’ 106-100 defeat of Phoenix last week, Suns guard Brandon Knight knocked over Stephen Curry after he made a 3-pointer. It was a blatant foul, but officials didn’t call it as such. Curry retaliated, shoving Knight into the stands and receiving a personal foul. In sports, one year can make all the difference, and the Golden State of today compared to last season is a perfect example. As Jerry West ― w ...
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George powers Pacers to win over Clippers
Yahoo News - about 1 year
(The Sports Xchange) - Forward Paul George scored 31 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and the Indiana Pacers won their sixth in a row with a 103-91 victory over the short-handed Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday at Staples Center. Reserve guard Rodney Stuckey added 18 points, center Ian Mahinmi chipped in 14 points and seven rebounds and forward Jordan Hill contributed 13 points and eight rebounds for the Pacers (12-5), who have captured 12 of 14 after an 0-3 start. Forward Blake Griffin and reserve guard Lance Stephenson, the former Pacer, scored 19 points apiece for the Clippers (10-9), who had a three-game winning streak snapped.
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Erratic playing schedule for Clippers' Lance Stephenson raises eyebrows
LATimes - over 1 year
He barely plays. He's benched for an entire game. He's in the starting lineup. It's hard to know what to expect from Clippers forward Lance Stephenson these days. His role continued to vacillate Friday when he started against the Portland Trail Blazers, one day after not playing at all against...
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Lance Stephenson brings his own 'Hot Sauce' to Clippers
LATimes - over 1 year
If you thought Clippers forward Lance Stephenson's no-look, behind-the-back pass to Blake Griffin was something to behold, just wait. "Twenty games in, I'm going to be looking like 'Hot Sauce' and throwing those type of passes," Stephenson said with a laugh late Saturday night, invoking the nickname...
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Lance Stephenson gets the start at small forward for the Clippers
LATimes - over 1 year
The start of the season ended one bit of drama that had been grating on Doc Rivers. The Clippers coach no longer has to answer questions about who will start at small forward. At least for the moment. Rivers went with Lance Stephenson at the position as expected against the Sacramento Kings at...
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How the Indiana Pacers can become contenders again
isports web - almost 2 years
The 2014-2015 NBA season wasn’t kind to the Indiana Pacers. After two straight years among the best teams in the Eastern Conference, the team was decimated by injuries. Indiana suffered 219 total missed games due to injury over the course of the season. Paul George alone made up for 76 of those missed games. To start off the year, Roy Hibbert was the only returning starter for the Pacers from the 2013-14 season due to injuries and the loss of Lance Stephenson to free agency. Despite an atrocious start, the Pacers were able to bounce back and finish relatively strong, only to be eliminated from playoff contention in the final game of the regular season by the Memphis Grizzlies. George Hill had a solid season despite being slowed down by injuries Despite the disappointing year, it was not a total loss. There were a lot of positive takeaways from a season so full of hardships. When healthy, George Hill proved himself as a formidable starting point guard and helped will the Pacers to ...
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National Basketball Association Game Capsules
Fox News - almost 2 years
Charlotte, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - Al Jefferson scored 23 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead the Charlotte Hornets to a 103-94 win over the Toronto Raptors on Friday. Charlotte never trailed in its fourth straight win. Mo Williams also netted 23 points with seven assists, Gerald Henderson scored 13 and Lance Stephenson had 11 points and eight boards off the bench. The struggling Raptors lost for the seventh time in eight games despite a combined 55 points from guards DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry. No other Raptor reached double figures.
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Fox News - about 2 years
Charlotte, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - Gerald Henderson scored 27 points on an efficient 10-of-15 shooting to lead the Charlotte Hornets to a 94-87 win over the Washington Wizards on Thursday night. Brian Roberts scored all 12 of his points in the second half for the Hornets, who overcame an 11-point deficit late in the third to win their third straight game, including back-to-back games against Washington. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Lance Stephenson and Jason Maxiell each posted 11 points in the win, with Maxiell blocking a career-high seven shots. The Wizards have dropped five straight games for the first time since they closed the 2012-13 season with six straight losses. Paul Pierce paced Washington with 19 points and John Wall registered 15 points with 13 assists in the loss. Wizards guard Bradley Beal left the game after just 11 minutes of action with soreness in his right big toe.
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Stephenson says he will join Hornets
Yahoo News - over 2 years
Free agent guard Lance Stephenson, who helped Indiana reach back-to-back Eastern Conference finals, says he is leaving the Pacers to join the NBA's Charlotte Hornets. Stephenson tweeted that he was looking forward "to the next phase of my career and the wonderful opportunity to continue to grow as a player and as a person in Charlotte!" US sports broadcaster ESPN reported that Stephenson has signed a three-year, $27 million contract with the Hornets that includes a team option for the final season. The 23-year-old Stephenson reportedly turned down a five-year, $44 million deal from the Pacers.
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Pacers Eager to Keep Stephenson, Starters Intact
NYTimes - over 2 years
Larry Bird wants Lance Stephenson back with the Indiana Pacers at the right price.
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NBA Midseason Awards: Kevin Durant Maintains Firm Grip In MVP Race
Huffington Post - about 3 years
The NBA season has reached its midway point, and here's what we know: Miami and Indiana are on a collision course in the Eastern Conference, and the potential LeBron James-Paul George matchup has hoops fans salivating because George is that good. In the West, there are legitimately six teams we can make a case for: Oklahoma City, San Antonio, Golden State, Portland, Houston and the Clippers. And, if the second half of the season is as entertaining as the first was, we are in for a real treat. With that in mind, let's take a look at my midseason awards. MVP: Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder It's hard to believe that Durant has yet to win an MVP, but that ends this season. The 25-year-old scoring dynamo is enjoying the most productive and efficient year of his career, averaging over 31 points per game to lead the league. Moreover, he's shooting 51 percent (also a career best) from the field and leads the NBA in Basketball-Reference.com's player efficiency rating and win shares. P ...
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Fox News - about 3 years
Indianapolis, IN (SportsNetwork.com) - David West scored 25 points to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 119-80 drubbing over the Denver Nuggets. Roy Hibbert deposited a 14-point, 12-rebound double-double and also added four blocks for the Pacers, who snapped their five-game losing skid to the Nuggets. Paul George and Lance Stephenson scored 12 points apiece in the win. Wilson Chandler paced Denver with 17 points on a futile 6-of-19 shooting. J.J. Hickson added 12 points with eight rebounds in the setback. Denver was without point guard Ty Lawson, who was sidelined with a fractured rib that he sustained in Saturday's 126-109 loss at Detroit. Lawson leads the Nuggets in scoring (18 ppg) and assists (8.8 apg). The Nuggets are 0-3 on their current four-game road swing and look to salvage a game when they visit Minnesota on Wednesday.
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Pacers' Stephenson won't play Friday
Fox News - about 3 years
Indianapolis, IN (SportsNetwork.com) - Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson will miss Friday's tilt with the Portland Trail Blazers due to a sore lower back suffered earlier in the week.Stephenson converted an acrobatic three-point play early in the third quarter of Tuesday's 89-85 win over Atlanta, but fell awkwardly on his back and left the contest
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Lance Stephenson
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    On September 14, 2016, Stephenson signed with the New Orleans Pelicans.
    More Details Hide Details Stephenson is the son of Lance Sr. and Bernadette Stephenson. He has a younger brother named Lantz. Stephenson received his "Born Ready" nickname from Bobbito García, a courtside announcer at Rucker Park, in the summer of 2006 during a game against older players. Stephenson had just played in a youth all-star game as the only rising sophomore out of the 24 top high school players in the nation, and the adult game that followed was a player short. Garcia said, "I'd seen him go up against seasoned NBA veterans, seasoned college cats, high school kids two or three years older than he was, and he was always reppin', so I just called it. He's Born Ready." Stephenson tattooed the nickname on his right biceps, and also allowed a video crew to document his life for an online reality show titled "Born Ready".
    On February 18, 2016, Stephenson was traded, along with a future first-round pick, to the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for Jeff Green.
    More Details Hide Details Three days later, he made his debut for the Grizzlies in a 98–85 loss to the Toronto Raptors, recording 16 points, three rebounds, two assists and one steal in 22 minutes off the bench. On March 11, he scored a career-high 33 points in a 121–114 overtime win over the New Orleans Pelicans.
  • 2015
    On June 15, 2015, Stephenson was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers in exchange for Spencer Hawes and Matt Barnes.
    More Details Hide Details He made his debut for the Clippers in the team's season opener against the Sacramento Kings on October 28, scoring 7 points as a starter in a 111–104 win. On December 2, he scored a then season-high 19 points in a loss to his former team, the Indiana Pacers.
    On January 14, 2015, Stephenson returned from a 14-game absence due to a pelvic sprain and had 8 points in 19 minutes against the San Antonio Spurs.
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  • 2014
    On October 29, 2014, he made his debut for the Hornets in their season opening game against the Milwaukee Bucks.
    More Details Hide Details In just under 40 minutes of action, he recorded 7 points, 13 rebounds and 8 assists in the 108-106 overtime win. After coming into the November 7 home game against the Atlanta Hawks averaging less than seven points per game on the season, Stephenson won the game for the Hornets in double overtime with a buzzer-beating three-point shot to defeat the Atlanta Hawks 122–119. He also recorded his first double-double as a Hornets player with 17 points and 13 rebounds.
    On July 18, 2014, Stephenson signed a three-year, $27 million contract with the Charlotte Hornets.
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    On January 16, 2014, Stephenson scored a career-high 28 points in a win against the Knicks.
    More Details Hide Details Stephenson completed the regular season with a league-high five triple-doubles, and finished second in NBA Most Improved Player Award voting to the Phoenix Suns' Goran Dragić. He and the Pacers made the playoffs as the top seed in the Eastern Conference and advanced to the Conference Finals, where they lost to the Miami Heat for the second straight year. Stephenson drew criticisms from the press and team president Larry Bird for his trash-talking and attempts to play mind games, such as blowing in the ear of the Heat's LeBron James, with his actions deemed "not professional". However, with Stephenson entering unrestricted free agency, Bird said, "I always want him back. You just don't let talent like that walk away if you can help it," but added, "There's going to be a price and we're not going to go over that." The Pacers offered him a five-year, $44 million contract, but instead Stephenson opted to test the market, believing that he was worth more.
  • 2013
    Stephenson recorded his third career triple-double, and his third of the season, on Sunday, December 22, 2013 in another Pacers win against the Celtics.
    More Details Hide Details He had 12 points, 10 assists, and 10 rebounds.
    Stephenson had his second career triple-double on Friday, November 22, 2013 in a Pacers win against the Boston Celtics.
    More Details Hide Details He had 10 points, 10 assists, and 11 rebounds. With the win, the Pacers improved their record to 11-1, their best start in franchise history.
    On November 11, 2013, against the Memphis Grizzlies, Stephenson recorded his first professional triple-double with 13 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists.
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    On May 18, 2013, in game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series against the New York Knicks, Stephenson recorded a career-high 25 points along with 10 rebounds and three assists to lead the Pacers to a win over the Knicks and advance to the conference finals against the Miami Heat.
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  • 2012
    During the 2012–13 season, Stephenson became a regular starter for the Pacers due to the injury of Danny Granger.
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    On April 25, 2012, Stephenson recorded his first career start for the Indiana Pacers and scored 22 points against the Chicago Bulls.
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  • 2011
    On February 27, 2011, Stephenson made his NBA debut for the Pacers in a game against the Phoenix Suns.
    More Details Hide Details He played four minutes and had two points, two assists, one rebound and one turnover. Toward the end of the season, the Pacers demoted Stephenson due to ongoing immaturity issues.
  • 2010
    On August 15, 2010, Stephenson was arrested for third-degree assault after allegedly pushing his girlfriend down a flight of stairs.
    More Details Hide Details The case was eventually dismissed.
    Stephenson signed a multi-year contract with the Pacers on July 22, 2010.
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    He was selected by the Indiana Pacers with the 40th pick of the 2010 NBA Draft.
    More Details Hide Details In his NBA Summer League debut, he scored 21 points, snared four rebounds and dished out three assists in an 88-77 win over the Orlando Magic in the NBA's Orlando Summer League.
    On April 7, 2010, Stephenson announced that he would forgo his final three seasons of collegiate eligibility and enter the 2010 NBA Draft.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    In his only season at Cincinnati, 2009–10, Stephenson started 32 of 34 games he played.
    More Details Hide Details He averaged 12.3 points and 5.4 rebounds per game, with a shooting percentage of .440 from the field and .664 from the free throw line. He scored a career-high 23 points against Georgetown University. He was the leading scorer among Big East freshmen and was named Big East Rookie of the Year. The Bearcats had a record of 19-16, and their season ended in the second round of the National Invitational Tournament (NIT).
    Questions remained over Stephenson's eligibility because of his involvement in his documentary, but on November 6, 2009, the NCAA cleared him to play in Cincinnati's season opener against Prairie View A&M University on November 15 without missing any games.
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    On June 30, Andy Katz of ESPN.com reported that Stephenson signed a financial aid agreement with the University of Cincinnati, and he joined the Bearcats for the 2009–10 season.
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    In April 2009, another top recruit Xavier Henry, who had been released from his commitment to Memphis after coach John Calipari left to take the Kentucky job, announced he would play for Kansas.
    More Details Hide Details Because Henry's commitment put Kansas at the 13-scholarship limit under NCAA rules, it ruled out a scholarship offer for Stephenson. On May 20, the last day of the late signing period, Stephenson had not signed a letter of intent, but his father Lance Sr. told USA Today that he would not make a decision until his sexual assault case from October was resolved. The day before, a judge had adjourned his case until June 29.
    In early 2009, Stephenson chose Kansas, St. John's and Maryland as his finalists, but he canceled two announcements, and his father said that he had narrowed his choice to Maryland and Arizona.
    More Details Hide Details His official visit to Maryland in February came under scrutiny after he was given a tour of the Under Armour headquarters during his visit. This may have constituted a recruiting violation, as Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank is a Maryland graduate and on the university's board of trustees, and by NCAA rules, "representative of the institution's athletics interests" or a booster. Stephenson initially told reporters he would announce which college he would be attending following the PSAL title game in March, but delayed the announcement until the McDonald's All-American Game on April 1, saying, "I already know where I'm going. This is not the right place make an announcement." On March 31, Stephenson, who had been expected to commit to Kansas during the All-American game's media event, instead announced that he would delay the announcement again.
    In April 2009, Stephenson played in the McDonald's All-American Game, finishing with 12 points, six assists and three steals.
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    In March 2009, Stephenson led Lincoln High to an unprecedented fourth consecutive Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL) class AA championship.
    More Details Hide Details Stephenson scored a game-high 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to in the 78–56 final win against John F. Kennedy, and helped Lincoln become the first school in city history to win four straight titles. Stephenson's high school career ended in the New York State semifinal, where Rice High School beat Lincoln 77–50, and Stephenson was held to 12 points by Rice's Durand Scott, who also beat out Stephenson for the Daily News New York City player of the year honor. He ended his career with 2,946 points.
    On February 15, 2009, Stephenson passed fellow Lincoln High School alumnus Telfair's previous record of 2,785 points in the Brooklyn borough title game to become the all-time leading scorer for high school basketball in New York State.
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  • 2008
    In July 2008, Stephenson tried out for the United States national team's under-18 team, but was cut because of chemistry reasons.
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  • 2007
    In 2007 as a high school junior he was named to the annual USA Todays All-USA boys basketball team, the only non-senior to be given that honor.
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  • 2005
    In the summer of 2005, Stephenson enrolled at Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School, but he only attended the school for three days, before the school lost in the championship game of a youth league and he did not win the tournament MVP.
    More Details Hide Details The following week, Stephenson did not return to classes at Bishop Loughlin, and was attending Abraham Lincoln High School near his home in Coney Island. National Basketball Association players Stephon Marbury, Sebastian Telfair, and future Seton Hall University star Isaiah Whitehead had also attended and played basketball at Lincoln High. Stephenson went on to lead the Railsplitters to the city title that year. Lincoln High repeated as champions his sophomore and junior years, while Stephenson won back-to-back Player of the Year honors from the New York Daily News. As a sophomore, he was the youngest player featured in the movie Gunnin' for That No. 1 Spot, which followed eight high school basketball prospects.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1990
    Born on September 5, 1990.
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