Video: Lakers’ Lance Stephenson whips out the air guitar anew after 3-pointer
Stephenson showed off his now-famous celebration routine after knocking down a three-pointer to end the third period. The 28-year-old forward helped the Lakers silence the crowd inside the Oracle Arena with the huge long-range bomb, which gave the Lakers a 91-82 lead heading into the final period. His antics also made popular commentator Mike Breen crack up.
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The three-pointer helped the Lakers took the momentum back after seeing their 17-point lead go down to as much as two points. The Warriors launched a huge rally in the third period after LeBron James went out of the game due to a reported groin injury.
The Lakers appear headed to a collapse, but the huge three-pointer from Stephenson cooled the Warriors down. Los Angeles sustained the momentum and led by as much as 31 points in the final period.
Stephenson made headlines with his air guitar celebration last week. He did the same celebration routine in the third period of their 128-100 win over the Charlotte Hornets last week. However, the former Indiana Pacers guard drew a technical during that game to the surprise of his teammates and coaches.
“I don’t know why he received a technical for that,” James said of Stephenson’s air guitar celebration via ESPN. “That’s what he does. It’s part of his repertoire.”
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But despite getting a technical foul for taunting, Stephenson said that he will not stop doing it in the future.