Barkley told him to shut up & LeBron made Lance Stephenson shut up in GM4
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After GM3, Lance Stephenson said he thought he found LeBron’s weakness with his trash talking. Charles Barkley’s advice to Lance was to “shut the hell up.” During GM4, LeBron basically said the same thing to Lance – but he did with his play on the court and not with words off it.
After 3 quarters, Stephenson had just 1 point on 0-3 shooting and that single point didn’t come until the Pacers were down by 14 with 4 minutes left in the 3rd. LeBron on the other hand, had the hot hand, especially in the paint where he made 10 of 12 shots and finished the game with 32 points.
“I was trying to get into his head,” Stephenson said, referring to James. “I guess he stepped up and got the win. I can take the heat.”
He might think he “can take the Heat” but with the series 1 game from being over, he and his teammates don’t look like they have much of a chance of moving past the Heat.
LeBron’s stat line of 32, 10 & 5 moved him ahead of Michael Jordan on the legends list of “Most games with 25+pts, 5+rebs & 5+asts. It’s a safe bet that he racks up a few more of these over the next few years which might make this record untouchable especially if he ends up doubling 5th place.
“We try to get better every single day, every single game,” James said. “When you do that and go out and play the type of game that you are capable of playing, you can be satisfied with the results. And that’s what we’ve built over the years.”
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