Video: Lakers’ Lance Stephenson puts celebration first before getting back on defense
On Wednesday evening, he got caught being a bit foolish again, but this time it was on the court. Stephenson pulled a Nick Young and celebrated his assist to Tyson Chandler.
Peep the Lakers bench telling Lance to get back while he was celebrating
— Def Pen Hoops (@DefPenHoops) January 3, 2019
Lance Stephenson, on the season, has been a vital part of the Lakers’ rotation. Now, especially with LeBron James out, Stephenson is able to step in and contribute mostly meaningful minutes for Lakers head coach Luke Walton.
Though he makes questionable decisions at times, he’s so entertaining to watch. He’ll sometimes pull up from way deep, or take a circus shot in the lane. It’s almost as if you don’t know what he’ll do next. The fans at Staples Center love him and can’t get enough of his antics.
This season, Lance Stephenson is averaging 7.6 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 1.8 assists per game while shooting 45.5 percent from the field and 40.2 percent from beyond the arc. It’s been his most accurate season from deep and it’s quite impressive what he’s been able to do by playing with LeBron James.
The Lakers are 21-16 on the season and currently sit in the sixth spot of the NBA’s Western Conference. They average 113.4 points per game, which ranks eighth overall in the entire NBA. However, they do allow 111.4 points per game which puts them at 20th overall in the entire league.
The Lakers will face off against the Minnesota Timberwolves next at Target Center.