Boom-or-bust NBA players don't come with any more boom and bust than Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson.Frequently exalted for his versatile skill set, yet often newjordansvilified for his equally wide-ranging levels of emotions, Stephenson is everything the Pacers need to make a deep playoff run jordanretro and legitimate title push.He's also a one-man, postseason-derailing machine. He is Indiana's version of J.R. Smith, with higher upside. He is a Cheap Air Jordan Shoeswalking contradiction, a rim-rocking, three-point-chucking, defense-varying enigma.
As he reminded us Sunday Cheap Jordan fusionagainst the Oklahoma City Thunder, Stephenson is the consummate head-scratcher, whose play can either inspire or infuriate, sometimes within the same game.First place was at stake for the Pacers. A win over the Thunder would place them atop the Eastern Conference, ahead of the Miami HeatCheap Air Jordan Shoes, once again within striking distance of their season-long goal.Unlike his outing against the Heat on Friday, Stephenson delivered, going for 17 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists on 7-of-10 shooting, notching his fifth triple-double of the season.Pardon me. I meant his league-leading fifth triple-double of the season. newjordans It's not Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant or LeBron James who tops the Association in triple-doubles. It's Stephenson.There isn't another team in the NBA with this type of wild card. X-factors don't notch triple-doubles or frequently take center stage. That's for the stars to do.
As good as he's been this jordanretro season, Stephenson isn't a superstar by conventional standards. On the Pacers alone, he's arguably fourth in their pecking order, despite being their second-best player.Paul George is their resident luminary and No. 1 scoring option. Roy Hibbert, feckless and hopeless on offense, remains their most important line of defense. David West is their emotional windfall. Stephenson—well, he's newjordansStephenson. In just his fourth season, he's successfully made the transition from iffy prospect to controversial celebrity. On some nights, he looks on the verge of becoming a questionless superstar, his production guaranteed and his emotional responses predictable and constructive.When the Pacers get that Stephenson, they win. A lot.