LeBron James Gives Lance Stephenson Encouraging Words After Game 7

After butting heads throughout the Eastern Conference finals, LeBron James gave Lance Stephenson some words of encouragement following the Heat’s Game 7 win over the Pacers Monday night.  The same Lance Stephenson that mocked the MVP with the choke sign in last year’s playoffs from the bench.

According to the Indy Star:

“He said I played hard this season and he’s happy with my progress,” Stephenson said. “He said I helped changed the Pacers organization, made us stronger and that he respects my game.”

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“It’s basketball, we’re playing hard and we both want to win,” Stephenson said. “At the end of the day, it’s a game. For him to come up and say he respects my game, it made me feel like I’m doing something right.”

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