Lakers’ Lance Stephenson isn’t going to retire his air guitar celebration
Los Angeles Lakers wing Lance Stephenson may have been hit with a technical foul for his air guitar celebration after making a three-pointer late in the team’s blowout win over the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday night, but that isn’t going to deter him from breaking out the dance again.
When asked if he was going to do the celebration again at some point, Stephenson said, “Oh, of course. Especially if I’m feeling it.”
Here’s Lance on everything air guitar. pic.twitter.com/nob6uaZ8Qg
— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) December 16, 2018
Lance Stephenson ended up with 11 points, five rebounds, four assists, and a pair of steals while making five of his eight field-goal attempts in 23 productive minutes off the bench.
The 28-year-old signed with the Lakers over the summer right after Los Angeles landed LeBron James. Stephenson and James seemed like a strange match at first, particularly given the checkered history between the two players, but they are getting along just fine in Hollywood.
Overall this season, Stephenson is averaging 7.3 points and 3.1 rebounds over 14.7 minutes per game while shooting 43.5 percent from the floor, 37.1 percent from three-point range, and 85 percent from the free-throw line.
The Brooklyn native spent the first four seasons of his career with the Indiana Pacers and earned a lucrative contract with the Hornets in the summer of 2014. However, Stephenson was a colossal disappointment in Charlotte, and since then, he has played for six different teams.
He actually returned to Indiana in the 2016-17 campaign and revitalized his career with the Pacers, displaying good defensive versatility and enough offense to warrant a contract with LeBron’s Lakers.
Los Angeles improved to 18-11 with the win over the Hornets.