HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS – Next time just don’t say a word, Lance Stephenson.
No matter how great the urge is, fight the power and just hold your tongue. Because all you did was accelerate the inevitable by poking the bearded- and headband-wearing bear that is LeBron James.
You woke up the rest of the Miami Heat, (Chris Bosh in particular) too.
Nice job, “Born Ready.”
You clearly were not ready for what went down in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals. And whatever signs of weakness you saw … time for a new pair of glasses!
LeBron passes Michael Jordan with yet another wicked performance!
You’ll have to settle for No. 2 on this list tonight.
Rule #1 of talking trash: BACK IT UP.—
Tim S. Grover (@ATTACKATHLETICS) May 27, 2014
No needs for hands in the face. #truthhurts
Being outplayed is one thing. Being completely outworked is another. This can't be sitting well with Larry Legend.—
Jason Reid (@JReidPost) May 27, 2014
Pretty much sums it up!
Lance Stephenson is in Lance Stephenson’s head right now.—
Jim Rome (@jimrome) May 27, 2014
One man’s “weakness” is another man’s #beatdown
Tug on his cape and you might not like the results …
Hey Big Roy, it was fun seeing you perform to your potential in the playoffs … in all four games that you actually showed up!
With Chris Andersen out, Miami's bigs have been Chris Bosh, Rashard Lewis and Udonis Haslem. And Roy Hibbert still hasn't scored a point.—
Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) May 27, 2014
Lil’ brother is getting his nose bloodied over and over again by Big brother (Lebron) …
Leigh Ellis (@LeighEllis) May 27, 2014
Motivational words of wisdom from … Kevin Hart?
I no longer understand what constitutes a foul in the NBA playoffs. Seriously, it’s more unpredictable than what Roy Hibbert or Lance Stephenson might do on a given night, trying to figure out what is and what is not illegal physical contact in this series. #allIwantisconsistency
Now who exactly is supposed to be in someone’s head right now in this series?
Lebron: 22-5-4. Lance: 0-1-3. Not sure you're in his head, dude.—
Michael Grunwald (@MikeGrunwald) May 27, 2014
Why does a 12-point Heat lead look and feel so much different from a 12-point Pacers lead?
At this point, it is quite obvious that Miami is flat out the better team. Pacers LOOK confused…and totally discombobulated.—
Sage Steele (@sagesteele) May 27, 2014
Put it in reverse!
Like a Bosh!
Pacers weathered the storm behind Paul George and West to stay within striking distance at 49-45. Solid work in a game that could have gone sideways several times. George and West have every right to snap in that locker room at halftime. #NoHelp
Solid close to the quarter for Indiana, which trails Miami by only five despite getting zero points from Hibbert and Stephenson.—
Ken Berger (@KBergCBS) May 27, 2014
LeBron James just took those Norris Cole driving reverse layups to a whole new level.—
Steve Aschburner (@AschNBA) May 27, 2014
While the Pacers were worrying about LeBron and DWade, Bosh sneaks up on them with the monster work early in Game 4. So it’s a Big 3 after all!
A planning announcement: Chris Bosh will be at the podium postgame. I'm just going out on that limb now.—
Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) May 27, 2014
Udonis Haslem denied trying to dunk on Hibbert. But I love the mentality. #GoAtHim
Only someone with a warrior mentality tries to dunk Roy Hibbert.—
Shandel Richardson (@ShandelRich) May 27, 2014
Maybe it’s going to be a Chris Bosh night … 8-0 Bosh run to start the game!
Ah, so this is going to be the Bosh game.—
Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) May 27, 2014
The Pacers certainly do not want to go back there, not to the Atlanta series, when Hibbert vanished and Jeff Teague and the boys shredded them consistently (until the Pacers finally woke up) …
For the record, I’m a Norris Cole supporter and have been from the moment he started rocking the high-top fade. I’m calling for a #ColeWorld game tonight!
My favorite cold call of the playoffs. The only person in Miami more confident in his own swag tonight is No. 1 on the other team!
Calling a "Chalmers game" tonight. I've never made a riskier call.—
Ethan J. Skolnick (@EthanJSkolnick) May 27, 2014
Well, unless Johnny Football hopped a plane from Vegas to Miami …
Rashard Lewis in the starting lineup could turn out to be a special thing for the Miami Heat!
In regular season, new Heat starting lineup with Lewis was +22 in 61 minutes. Dusting it off again.—
Tom Haberstroh (@tomhaberstroh) May 26, 2014
Be careful what you ask for #BornReady
The game after Lance flashed the choke sign at LeBron, James went for 40-18-9. Not a bad stat line.—
Bob Kravitz (@bkravitz) May 26, 2014