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    Default Odds that Lance messes up this offseason

    Pretty simple question.

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    Default Re: Odds that Lance messes up this offseason

    Considering it's going to be a super-sized offseason, better than even easy. But hey, he turns 21 in September, maybe he'll magically grow up.
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    If he's still a Pacer? At least 75%. We cut/trade him, that immediately drops to below 5%. That's just how it works for us.

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    He's turned out to be a simple pain . . . I mean pleasure . . . in the @ss.
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    Default Re: Odds that Lance messes up this offseason

    I'm not ready to go to 100%.

    But 75% does seem low.
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    Default Re: Odds that Lance messes up this offseason

    I don't l know and I really don't care . he's not playing, so why shoulod I care

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    Default Re: Odds that Lance messes up this offseason

    Don't care what the odds are, just as long as somebody else is gambling on them.

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    I don't l know and I really don't care . he's not playing, so why shoulod I care
    If you don't care so much.... Why do you want us all to know that you don't care as much as you do?
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    He's turned out to be a simple pain . . . I mean pleasure . . . in the @ss.
    Now, if I had an inquiring mind, I might want to ask what you really mean by that. But no, I won't ask. I might be embarrassed by the answer.

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    If you don't care so much.... Why do you want us all to know that you don't care as much as you do?
    Because what good would a thread on PD be without UncleBuck chiming in with an inane comment? You don't get to 25,000 posts by being selective about what you write.

    As for Lance, meh. 50/50 probably. What is 'messing up' exactly? Odds of another YouTube video might be high, but I don't know if that is really him messing up.

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    We needed another option... like a 99.9% option....

    I think as long as the threshold of 'messes up' is something that shines a spotlight on himself in an embarrassing fashion (and thus the team as well) then I think it's pretty high.

    It wouldn't have to be robbing a liquor store or selling drugs (though I wouldn't rule those out) but it could be some weird and/or illegal sexual encounter that makes the news, an argument with a fan, a disagreement at a restaurant, trouble on a plane, giving a weird interview, showing up somewhere inebriated, etc...

    As long as those type things all count as 'messing up' then I'm confident we can count on Lance.
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    Default Re: Odds that Lance messes up this offseason

    I voted 50%, but I'm probably being generous.

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    I say Lance gets it together and doesn't causes anymore negative attention to himself.
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    I don't l know and I really don't care . he's not playing, so why shoulod I care
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    Well considering it's his 21st birthday, add in some heavy amounts of liquor with his natural stupidity and I'd say the odds are upwards of 90%.
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    Default Re: Odds that Lance messes up this offseason

    Most Indiana sports fans who don't follow the Pacers still think we are thugs. This is not helping.

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    What I dont understand and has yet to be explained is......

    Why did the Pacers choose to air their dirty laundry?

    If we worked so hard to move away from the team problems of the past, then why not keep it in the locker room? No one knows the exact violation, but I really struggle to understand why they choose to let the media know

    They could have kept it internally and not dress Lance as he hasnt been dressed the last few games prior
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    What I dont understand and has yet to be explained is......

    Why did the Pacers choose to air their dirty laundry?

    If we worked so hard to move away from the team problems of the past, then why not keep it in the locker room? No one knows the exact violation, but I really struggle to understand why they choose to let the media know

    They could have kept it internally and not dress Lance as he hasnt been dressed the last few games prior

    Could it be the Pacers wants the Public to know and understand how they feel about transgressors, and they will DEAL with transgressors transgressions? A message sent to the public they have changed, and they won't tolerate problem players. That the thuggish ways of players can't/won't be accepted.

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    IMO, it's just a "given" that Stephenson will mess up in what will be a long off season. That's why I voted 100%.

    IIRC from my youth , unless it's changed, in NY 18 year olds can buy alcohol, so soon becoming legal age of 21, as in Indiana, doesn't mean anything in regards to drinking.

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    I don't l know and I really don't care . he's not playing, so why shoulod I care
    He doesn't have to be playing to cause damage to the organization.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 90'sNBARocked View Post
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    What I dont understand and has yet to be explained is......

    Why did the Pacers choose to air their dirty laundry?

    If we worked so hard to move away from the team problems of the past, then why not keep it in the locker room? No one knows the exact violation, but I really struggle to understand why they choose to let the media know

    They could have kept it internally and not dress Lance as he hasnt been dressed the last few games prior
    Transparency is key to winning back the fanbase, sponsors, etc.

    If you are honest, and say you're going to take care of a problem, it looks better than making it apparent that you're turning a blind eye.

    However, this does open or intensify the debate as if they are doing enough by keeping him.

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    We needed another option... like a 99.9% option....

    I think as long as the threshold of 'messes up' is something that shines a spotlight on himself in an embarrassing fashion (and thus the team as well) then I think it's pretty high.

    It wouldn't have to be robbing a liquor store or selling drugs (though I wouldn't rule those out) but it could be some weird and/or illegal sexual encounter that makes the news, an argument with a fan, a disagreement at a restaurant, trouble on a plane, giving a weird interview, showing up somewhere inebriated, etc...

    As long as those type things all count as 'messing up' then I'm confident we can count on Lance.
    I cant tell you how much I dislike the bolded statement

    just curious why do you think Lance might sell drugs or rob someone? I dont believe he was charged with anything like that., EVER

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    [QUOTE=Justin Tyme;1211857]Could it be the Pacers wants the Public to know and understand how they feel about transgressors, and they will DEAL with transgressors transgressions? A message sent to the public they have changed, and they won't tolerate problem players. That the thuggish ways of players can't/won't be accepted.[/QUOTE]

    I am not pickin on you Justin, but I really , really despise that phrase

    I dont think we have any thugs or thuggish behavior
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    Herein lies the problem with assumptions
    usually just make an *** of yourself
    Until he knocks over the dealer who stiffs him one evening.
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    I am not pickin on you Justin, but I really , really despise that phrase

    I dont think we have any thugs or thuggish behavior
    You can call him whatever you want to call him, but he's a bad (and/or really stupid) guy.

    Some franchises can deal with that in certain instances, because they either are winning to the point where people don't care, or they have built up enough goodwill over time that it can be overlooked.

    The Pacers' franchise is in neither position.

    If Lance was good enough that it was worth the bad publicity and perception, that would be one thing, but he isn't. Maybe eventually he figures it all out, and becomes a really good player, but I certainly don't expect that to ever happen. At this point, I don't know how you don't come to the conclusion that Lance is a huge risk, not worth taking.

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