The Eastern Conference’s favorite rivalry is back.
LeBron James and Lance Stephenson were involved in a bit of a mix-up in the Cleveland Cavaliers-Indiana Pacers game on Friday night. The fun started in the fourth quarter when Stephenson got into James’ space during a dead ball, causing the four-time MVP to complain to the referees. As play was about to resume, James gave Stephenson a slight forearm shove to the chest and was promptly whistled for a technical foul.
Lance Stephenson lives in LeBron James' head pic.twitter.com/c2tImQWE1v
— Dakota Crawford (@DakotaCrawford_) January 13, 2018
The tech proved costly as the Pacers would eke out the 97-95 win to give the Cavs their third straight loss. As fate had it, James stepped out of bounds and turned the ball over in the closing seconds, and Stephenson was loving it.
LeBron steps out-of-bounds with 2 seconds left, down 1 … WAIT FOR LANCE pic.twitter.com/5FDzD98EcT
— Lance Stevewobson (@World_Wide_Wob) January 13, 2018
Of course, the two have a well-established history with one another, and it’s interesting that Lance can still get under LeBron’s skin after all these years.