LeBron James knows Jeff Green could care less about being crossed by Lance Stephenson
Lance Stephenson’s ball-handling skills were in full effect during Tuesday night’s home game against the Washington Wizards. With just under one minute remaining on the first quarter clock, he sent Jeff Green to the laundromat on a spin cycle. This is an embarrassing experience for most players, but LeBron James thinks Green “could care less.”
The crowd rose to their feet as Stephenson began to dance near the top of the key. A pair of crossovers left Green reeling back to regain his balance. Once he knew his man was beat, Stephenson proceeded to knock down an 18-foot jumper.
If you look closely at the clip, you’ll see that Stephenson appeared to step on Green’s foot during the play. Either way, the Lakers bench erupted in cheer.
OMG LANCE. 😳😳😳 pic.twitter.com/PfwES8MwGq
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“It was great that it definitely went in and I saw the bench’s reaction to it,” James told Ryan Ward of ClutchPoints during his post-game media availability. “We’re excited for him doing things like that on floor.”
Stephenson logged 25 minutes in Tuesday’s game, scoring seven points on 3-of-7 shooting from the field (1-of-3 from beyond the arc), 10 rebounds, five assists and one steal.
James, who racked up 23 points and 14 assists in the 124-106 victory, knows Green quite well. In fact the two players were teammates last season with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
“If there’s one guy that could care less about that happening to him, it would be Jeff,” James added. “I know Jeff. Jeff is like, ‘Alright, take the ball out.’ He don’t care about that, but it’s a play that, I guess only Lance would make a play like that on our team.”
The Lakers will be back in action on Wednesday night, when they’ll travel to Utah for a match-up against the Jazz. Tip-off inside Vivint Smart Home Arena is set for 10:30 p.m. ET.