After their season ended once again at the hands of the Miami Heat with a blowout loss in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals on Friday, several members of the Indiana Pacers decided to take their minds off the long summer ahead by turning out to show support for their WNBA counterparts, the Indiana Fever, as they look on the New York Liberty at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Saturday. As you might have heard, one of the Pacers in attendance, shooting guard Lance Stephenson, found himself at the center of national attention last week after deploying some ... um ... unique tactics in an attempt to get under the skin of Heat star LeBron James:
Unfortunately for Lance, the shoe was on the other foot when he and a young fan took part in a game of Simon Says during halftime of the Fever-Liberty contest:
On one hand: Pretty good job, kid. On the other, though: We probably should nip this whole "blowing in people's ears as a goof" thing in the bud as soon as possible. I don't want to have to maintain constant vigilance with respect to my ears whenever I'm out in public. I think you’ve got to be very, very careful when you start making blanket statements about what ears people can blow in, as opposed to what can't. It’s a very, very slippery slope.
Adding insult to injury, Stephenson found himself on the short end of the Simon Says stick, marking another tough loss in a tough weekend for the Brooklyn product. On the plus side, though, the Fever took out New York, and the Bankers Life Fieldhouse faithful seemed supportive enough — maybe they do want the free-agent-to-be back. (Provided, of course, they can mess with him a little bit.)
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