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Pacers’ Lance Stephenson ‘forgot to play defense’ after huge block on Dwight Howard

Lance Stephenson

Lance Stephenson had the highlight of the night against the Charlotte Hornets for all the right and wrong reasons, perfectly summing up who he is as a player.

The Brooklynite trailed a gathering Dwight Howard and pinned his shot off the glass, which ricocheted and found an open Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, who slammed it home as Stephenson taunted Howard, forgetting the live ball was still around.

Stephenson finished the night with a mixed platter, putting up nine points, 13 rebounds, four assists, two steals, and this delicious block with a side of “not in my house” for Howard, capping off an otherwise ugly blowout loss to finish the season.

This play summed everything about Lance Stephenson — the good, the bad, and the funny — topping it off with this brilliant explanation.

“I thought somebody [a teammate] was behind me,” Stephenson told Scott Agness of Vigilant Sports. “I felt like I ain’t got that high to block a shot since high school. It was an amazing block, I just forgot to keep playing defense.”

No shame Lance is the reason why so many people love him for his antics, with his response being 25 percent excuse, 75 percent unapologetic reasoning and self-grandeur.

Never change, Sir Lance-A-Lot.