|Lance Stephenson Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 6 in|
|Date of Birth||September 5, 1990|
Before he had even played high school basketball, Lance Stephenson had established himself as one of the most promising stars on the East Coast. His performances in street tournaments had only added to the buzz surrounding his skills. Then, in high school, he excelled and led Lincoln High to an unprecedented 4th consecutive Public Schools Athletic League title. After one year in college basketball, he joined Indiana Pacers. He played some of the best basketball of his career with the Pacers. In 2014, he decided to leave Pacers and then bounced around and in the space of 3 years, he played for 5 NBA teams before returning to Pacers in 2017. However, he didn’t stay for long and joined the Los Angeles Lakers in 2018.
Lance Stephenson Jr.
Brooklyn, New York, United States
In the summer of 2005, Lance Stephenson got enrolled at Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School. However, he went to the school for only 3 days before shifting to Abraham Lincoln High School.
After graduating from high school in 2009, he got enrolled at the University of Cincinnati. However, he studied in the university for just a year as he made himself available for the 2010 NBA draft.
Professional Basketball Player
- Father – Lance Stephenson Sr.
- Mother – Bernadette Stephenson
- Siblings – Lantz Stephenson (Younger Brother)
Lance Stephenson is represented by Priority Sports & Entertainment.
He was previously represented by New York-based attorney, Al Ebanks.
Shooting Guard, Small Forward
6 – Los Angeles Lakers, Indiana Pacers
1 – Indiana Pacers, Charlotte Hornets, Los Angeles Clippers, Memphis Grizzlies
5 – New Orleans Pelicans
7 – Minnesota Timberwolves
Hip Hop, Rap
6 ft 6 in or 198 cm
104 kg or 229 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Lance Stephenson has dated –
- K. Michelle (2013) – In the summer of 2013, Stephenson hooked up with singer K. Michelle. However, the affair came to a closure by the end of the year as he was dumped by Michelle. She had apparently discovered that he was still seeing his baby’s mama. It was also alleged that he had got his baby’s mama pregnant again. She also felt that he was too immature for her taste.
- Feby Torres – Stephenson has had an on and off relationship with Feby Torres. Over the course of their relationship, she has given birth to 2 children – a daughter named Liara and a younger son. In June 2016, she filed a child support lawsuit against Stephenson arguing that child support of $6,000 a month was inadequate as raising 2 children in Brooklyn was an expensive affair.
Race / Ethnicity
He has African-American ancestry.
Imposing Physical Presence
Lance Stephenson has a personal endorsement deal with the company specializing in basketball footwear and apparel, AND1.
Best Known For
Having played for some of the leading NBA teams including Indiana Pacers, New Orleans Pelicans, Memphis Grizzlies, and Los Angeles Clippers. His stint with Indiana Pacers was his most productive one as he played his best basketball for the Indianapolis based team.
As a Singer
Stephenson released his debut single, Better Believe It, in 2017. The single was produced via his own record label Bornready.
He has also been featured as a guest artist in Shon Dollar’s single, Drip, which Dollar released on his own through iTunes.
First Basketball Match
In February 2011, Stephenson made his NBA debut in a match against Phoenix Suns. He played only for 4 minutes in the game in which he recorded two assists, two points, one rebound, and one turnover.
In June 2008, he made his theatrical film debut in the sports documentary movie, Gunnin’ for That No. 1 Spot.
Lance Stephenson relies on the guidance of his personal trainer and coach, Mike Atkinson, to get the most out of his workout regime. He has devised a functional training plan for Stephenson which simulates game moves to improve his overall strength and conditioning. They also use basketball as a fitness prop in many of their workout routines.
Also, the focus is on improving his core strength to add more power to his game. Another unique aspect of Stephenson’s training regime is that they integrate modern and biological workouts such as Blood Flow Restriction Training in the overall training.
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Lance Stephenson Facts
- He first caught the attention of the basketball scouts at the age of 12. He was delivering solid performances at Rumble in the Bronx AAU tournament when the experienced talent evaluator, Clark Francis, noticed him.
- In his first year at high school, he was invited to attend the Adidas ABCD Camp. At the camp, he gave a glimpse of his brash and confident personality as he challenged professional basketball player, O. J. Mayo, to a one-on-one game.
- In his first year at Abraham Lincoln High School, Stephenson led the basketball team to a city title.
- As he helped Lincoln High to become champions in his sophomore as well as the junior year, his talent was recognized with Player of the Year honor by the New York Daily News.
- In July 2008, he attended trials for the United States national team’s under-18 team. However, he wasn’t selected because of some chemistry reasons.
- In March 2009, he achieved the distinction of leading Lincoln High to 4th consecutive Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL) class AA championship. That was the first time in the history of the school that it had achieved such a special feat.
- In the early months of 2009, he revealed that he would select the college among Kansas, St. John’s, and Maryland. However, after canceling a couple of announcements, he selected none out of his early finalists and instead went for the University of Cincinnati.
- In his only year in college basketball, he finished as a leading scorer among the Big East freshmen. He was also declared Big East Rookie of the Year.
- At the end of his first season with Indiana Pacers, he was demoted from the first team squad because of his bad attitude and immaturity.
- Stephenson recorded the first triple-double of his professional career in November 2013 in a Pacers match against Memphis Grizzlies. He finished the match with 13 points, 12 assists, and 11 rebounds.
- He courted controversy in his side’s Eastern Conference final defeat to Miami Heat as he was spotted blowing in the ear of the Heat‘s LeBron James. Even Pacers team president, Larry Bird, criticized Stephenson’s unprofessional conduct.
- In 2014, he was offered a 5-year, $44 million, contract by Indiana Pacers. But, he decided against accepting it and decided to test the market as he believed that he was worth more.
- In July 2014, he signed a 3-year deal with Charlotte Hornets. The contract entitled him to $27 million over a period of 3 years.
- In January 2008, he was suspended by the school for 5 days. He also had to miss 2 games as he was disciplined for having an altercation with the teammate.
- In October 2008, he was arrested by the authorities for having groped a 17-year-old in the school. Following the incident, he was charged with Class B misdemeanor sexual assault.
- In August 2010, he was arrested on a third-degree assault charge. It was alleged that he had pushed his girlfriend down the stairs. Eventually, the case was dismissed.
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