Pacers president Kevin Pritchard says James LeBron called his antagonist to take him to Los Angeles. It seems like King James had something else on his mind when it comes to Lance Stephenson.
“I think when LeBron calls you up and says, ‘I want you,’ it’s hard for him to turn that down,” Pritchard said on the matter. How does this fit in the Lakers?
Stephenson signed a one-year contract with the Lakers, and this contract will give him $4.5 million. The Pacers didn’t focus on Stephenson, but they do want him back. “There was an opportunity for him to come back,” Pritchard added.
The wing had an awesome season, and averaged 9.2 points and 5.2 rebounds. This brought the Pacers to a 48-34 record. Let’s not forget the first-round playoff.
It seems like Stephenson got under James’ skin, and the whole thing started in the 2012 postseason. Stephenson performed a choking gesture pointed at James after the missed free throw. LeBron called him “dirty” after he was given a technical foul for pushing the 27-year old player.
The Pacers look pretty favorably on Stephenson’s era with them. “At the end of the day, Lance gave us some great years. We love Lance. We love Lance on the court, we love Lance off the court. Sometimes, he was the best player on our team and sometimes he was the best player on the other team,” Pritchard said.
There you go.