Lance Stephenson and Dwyane Wade are not the best of friends. The two have already had there share of conflict this season, dating back to the classic foul and troll face.
On the eve of an Eastern Conference Finals rematch between the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers, Stephenson said he wants to make Old Man Wade run.
Lance Stephenson: "D-Wade I think his knee is kind of messed up so I got to be extra aggressive & make him run…make his knee flare up."
— Scott Agness (@ScottAgness) May 17, 2014
I have no problem with that comment, until he says he wants to make the knee flare up. It’s probably a passing comment from the mystery that is Stephenson’s “brain,” but mentioning injuries like that seems, to me, to be Don’t-Go-There Territory. Thems are fightin’ words.
Stephenson versus Wade is one of my favorite player-on-player matchups in the NBA. They are both terrific shooting guards with styles on opposite sides of the spectrum. Stephenson is wild, dynamic, physical and unpredictable. His raw talent and athleticism give him an inherit edge over most competition.
Wade, in his later years now, plays with more savvy and anticipation. He picks his moves and his spots and rarely taking a step for no reason because each step is a blessing.
Add this comment to the mix when the two already don’t care for eachother, and it got even more interesting.