LeBron James: ‘I Have No Idea How I Restrained’ Myself Against Lance’s Antics

May 31st, 2014 by Jim Cavan Leave a reply »

Try as he might, Lance Stephenson’s attempts to knock LeBron James and the Miami Heat off course by employing all manner of middle-school playground trickery wound up backfiring spectacularly in the Heat’s series-clinching 117-92 blowout of the Indiana Pacers Friday night.

And yet James—who logged 25 points, four rebounds and six assists in just 32 minutes—admitted it took everything he had not to let his baser instincts prevail. From Pro Basketball Talk’s Brett Pollakoff:

I don’t know. I have no idea how I restrained. I don’t know, I guess I just understand what the bigger picture is.

It was uncalled for, for sure. That was — I don’t know. I’m at a loss of words with that, but it was uncalled for, and I was able to move on from it. I let him know how I felt.

Oh, to have been a fly on the wall for that conversation.

Judging by his demeanor in the heat of the moment, LeBron, while certainly irritated, seemed to understand the stakes and scope of what was happening. Stephenson could’ve sprayed a can of silly string in James’ eye ...

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