Lance Stephenson knocks down a flopping Roy Hibbert after getting his shot blocked by his ex teammate
“That obviously won’t be on ESPN Classic,” Hornets coach Steve Clifford said after his team beat the Pacers 80-71 in OT. The 151 total points were the fewest in an OT game since the shot-clock was introduced.
As sad as that stat is, it’s nothing compared to watching Roy Hibbert flop after a bump by his former teammate Lance Stephenson.
“I didn’t hit (Hibbert) that hard,” Stephenson said laughing. “He flopped. You know I can’t knock down big Roy, c’mon now.”
Hibbert also joked about the play after the game.
“He got a lot stronger.” Hibbert said. “It wasn’t anything malicious or anything. He’s a good friend. Please don’t blow it up. Seriously, it’s nothing.”
Besides the flop, Hibbert did put up some nice stats in the loss with 12 points, 14 rebounds and 6 blocks – 1 more than the entire Hornets. Lance had 13 off the bench and 1 awesome looking celebration on the bench.