Jun 1, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Miami Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade (left) passes the ball past Indiana Pacers shooting guard Lance Stephenson (1) during the first half in game six of the Eastern Conference finals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Lance Stephenson on Dwyane Wade: I Want to 'Make His Knee Flare Up'

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.

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.

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