Lace Stephenson Calls LeBron Trash Talk “Sign of Weakness”

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At media availability on Sunday, Lance Stephenson told reporters the trash talking LeBron James did during Game 3 was a “sign of weakness.” Apparently, James talking trash like that was out of character and it seems like Stephenson believes he may have gotten into the four-time MVP’s head. From the Sun-Sentinel:

“To me, I think it’s a sign of weakness because he never used to say nothing to me,” Stephenson said. “I always used to be the one who used to be the one that say, `I’m going to get under you. I’m going to do something to get you mad’ Now he’s trying to do it to me. I feel like it’s a weakness.”‘

Stephenson and James exchanged words early in the first quarter. With the Pacers leading 23-14, Stephenson drew a charge on James. After teammates helped Stephenson up, James closely followed him down the court. The players jawed the entire way.

“I’m doing something right and I’m getting under his skin,” Stephenson said. “I definitely have to keep stepping up to the plate and be aggressive when he does that.”

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