Lance Stephenson joins LeBron James, Lakers
Lance Stephenson joins LeBron James, Lakers


The seasoned stopper agrees to a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers

MANILA, Philippines –  Less than 3 hours after LeBron James made his blockbuster move to the Los Angeles Lakers, Lance Stephenson followed suit as he is to sign a one-year,  $4.5 million deal with the purple and gold on Sunday, July 1 (Monday, Manila time). (READ: Blockbuster move: LeBron James signs with the Los Angeles Lakers)




In the past, James and Stephenson engaged in many heated arguments on court that were mostly a result of their physical play.

Perhaps the most popular exchange was in 2014 when Stephenson annoyed James by blowing into the 4-time NBA MVP’s ear. 


James’s Cavaliers and Stephenson’s Pacers met in the 2018 NBA playoffs Eastern Conference quarterfinals where Cleveland won in 7 games. 

The Indiana Pacers declined Stephenson’s  $4.4 million team option last June 25, 2018.–


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