With not many interesting high seed vs. low seed matchups in the first round, the history between Lance Stephenson and LeBron James should make the 2-vs-7 matchup between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Indiana Pacers a rather interesting one to see.
Many remember Stephenson comically blowing air into James’ ear during Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals in 2014, but the Brooklynite has grown since his childish antics, claiming this series will be all business for him.
“Fun time is over,” a zoned-in Stephenson told reporters via Nate Taylor of the Indianapolis Star.
Fans on Twitter had a hard time believing his serious approach.
— Tracy Forner (@tracy_forner) April 14, 2017
@ByNateTaylor That's disappointing. LeBron has his worst playoff game ever during the ear blowing game.
— Thomas Gross (@tdgross89) April 14, 2017
— 8 Points, 9 Seconds (@8pts9secs) April 14, 2017
The Pacers lost the series 4-2 back in 2014, but now they have the biggest winning streak coming into the playoffs — momentum they can use to steal a game in Quicken Loans Arena if the opportunity arises.