Lance Stephenson attempting to direct Mom Nature into LeBron James’ ear canal is a second that’s without end immortalized in basketball mythology. Now Stephenson is making a humorous admission in regards to the incident some seven years later.
The previous Indiana Pacers star spoke with HoopsHype this week and admitted that the 2014 ear-blowing episode was fully spontaneous.
“I didn’t have it ready,” Stephenson stated. “It was all within the movement of the sport. Being on the market, competing. Everyone within the league is aggressive and needs that one factor; to win the sport. Typically you do no matter it takes to win the sport. That man is a troublesome man to protect, so you bought to convey your all, and that’s what I did.
“I didn’t anticipate it to be proven,” Stephenson added about how the clip went viral. “I didn’t suppose it was going to be captured. They caught that proper within the act of it. That was loopy.”
The picture of Stephenson blowing into James’ ear is the lasting one of many Pacers’ heated rivalry with James and the Miami Warmth within the mid-2010s. James in the end had the final chuckle because the Warmth knocked the Pacers out of the playoffs that yr in addition to the 2 earlier years earlier than that. However the two gamers ended up burying the hatchet when Stephenson turned James’ teammate on the Los Angeles Lakers throughout the 2018-19 season.
Whereas the Stephenson-James beef is now up to now, memes reside on without end. We are going to always remember a number of the greatest ones in regards to the ear-blowing incident.