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    No one is doubting lances ability anymore, but does anyone think he should stop showing off? Particularly dancing or shaking his head after he makes a big play. I feel like he is making many enemies and when they get a chance, they are going to take a cheap shot at him and potentially injure him. I'm a diehard pacer fan and I'm honestly getting kind of sick of it, just go out there and play the game, theres no reason to celebrate unless you hit a game winning shot or you just won a title. Let your play do the talking, not your theatrics. I know I'll probably be bashed for this, but does anyone else agree?

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    Default Re: Should lance calm down with the theatrics?

    He should only worry about toning it down after he gets the **** off my lawn.

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    Default Re: Should lance calm down with the theatrics?

    Nobody is going to hurt Lance. Other players respect greatness, and won't hurt him out of respect. He isn't being disrespectful, he just gets too emotional at times.
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    Default Re: Should lance calm down with the theatrics?

    No. Lance should absolutley NOT change anything on or off the court that he's currently doing.
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    Default Re: Should lance calm down with the theatrics?

    No. Lance without theatrics is simply Lance Stephenson. Lance with the theatrics is Born Ready. He shouldn't change a thing. Lance helps give the Pacers some personality.

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    Absolutely not. It's hilarious seeing other teams get pissed at him

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    Default Re: Should lance calm down with the theatrics?

    he reminds me of a walker
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    If you don't like Lance's "theatrics" I promise you that you are in the minority. The whole point of going to a Pacer's game is to be entertained, Lance delivers entertainment and has been our most consistent player all season.....so to answer the question NO ABSOLUTELY NOT.
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    Default Re: Should lance calm down with the theatrics?

    He's our wildcard right now. He gives us a little bit of edge, a bit of crazy, and a bit of recklessness. You could say the same thing about Paul George, who's celebrated quite a bit after hitting some big 3's for us. Those are just young guys having some fun with it.

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    Default Re: Should lance calm down with the theatrics?

    No. The only thing that worries me is that someone is going to take exception, give him a hard foul, and he's going to react. But then I think about his demeanor everytime he gets into it with someone, how he reacted to Pittman, and then I think he had to have been like this while he was in NYC making his "Born Ready" name. I think it's just Lance, and he's always been the guy that's able to get under his opponents skin, and just rolls with it.

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    Default Re: Should lance calm down with the theatrics?

    His "theatrics" aren't an act. Its what he does to get going. He isn't taunting opponents. Nobody ever had a problem with the Mutombo finger wave or the hilarious Antoinne Walker gyration
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    Default Re: Should lance calm down with the theatrics?

    Barkley mentioned he didn't like it last night, says he may do it in the finals and mess up
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    Default Re: Should lance calm down with the theatrics?

    You want Lance to stop the theatrics? Then shut him down!

    Can't stop him? Too bad, Lance is dancin!
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    My concern is that some of the theatrics can lead to bad ballplaying. I've commented about the one-handed ball fakes, but the no-look passes often don't take into account changes in coverage, the driving into 3 guys at the rim and leaping to make a flashy pass could get him into a lot of trouble (as we've seen from other ballhandlers).

    I'm waiting for after the All-Star break. That's typically when teams have had some time to break down a player and figure out how to adjust to him. Then, of course, in the playoffs when you see the same team multiple times it gets even more intense. We'll see then if Lance has moves he hasn't shown or if he can pull back if the flash risks the flow of the game.

    Outside of actual playing time? Let the man be joyous in playing the game. I think that exuberance is one of the things that makes people stop wincing at the other things.
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    My concern is that some of the theatrics can lead to bad ballplaying. I've commented about the one-handed ball fakes, but the no-look passes often don't take into account changes in coverage, the driving into 3 guys at the rim and leaping to make a flashy pass could get him into a lot of trouble (as we've seen from other ballhandlers).

    I'm waiting for after the All-Star break. That's typically when teams have had some time to break down a player and figure out how to adjust to him. Then, of course, in the playoffs when you see the same team multiple times it gets even more intense. We'll see then if Lance has moves he hasn't shown or if he can pull back if the flash risks the flow of the game.

    Outside of actual playing time? Let the man be joyous in playing the game. I think that exuberance is one of the things that makes people stop wincing at the other things.
    This, it can and has led to many bad plays by Lance, and is a big reason why he has a bad TO% for a ball handling guard.

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    Default Re: Should lance calm down with the theatrics?

    It's *mostly* positive, I would say. I'd rather take Lance making the occasional bad pass than JO or Stephen Jackson constantly parked at the wrong side of the court complaining to the referees.

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    Lance is going to absolutely embarrass himself one of these days. But A) I don't think he cares and B) this team needs swagger to be great. I would normally hate that suggestion, but I've seen this team play bored and uninspired in a few spots this season, and it reminds me that the only thing holding this team back at any point is its own interest and attention to details.

    Lance is going to keep you on your toes at all times, share the ball, and make the game fun for everyone. He'll make it frustrating sometimes, and we'll regret at least one thing he does this year. But overall, it's worth it because his antics inspire both the team and crowd, who get into it more and can change the complexion of a game accordingly.

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    Barkley mentioned he didn't like it last night, says he may do it in the finals and mess up
    Charles has no room to talk when it comes to antics. Lance is just enjoying himself and the Pacers crowd loves it.
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    Default Re: Should lance calm down with the theatrics?

    I'm mostly enjoying it, even if it's not how I would choose to act if it were me. The only thing I really felt was too much was when he 'air-humped' after a play, but otherwise, whatever.

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    If a player can't handle Lance celebrating to the point they feel the need to cheap shot him, I wouldn't say Lance would be the one with the problem.

    At the end of the day, it's a game (we seem to forget this). It makes it fun for himself, it pumps up the team, and it's entertaining for the fans.

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    This, it can and has led to many bad plays by Lance, and is a big reason why he has a bad TO% for a ball handling guard.
    I should add, I don't care about celebrations after a playas long as it doesn't prevent the player from getting back on defense.

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    I'm mostly enjoying it, even if it's not how I would choose to act if it were me. The only thing I really felt was too much was when he 'air-humped' after a play, but otherwise, whatever.
    Wasn't that a little dance? Air-hump seems to be a perverted sense that someone is being sexually offensive in some way. I just saw a typical hip shimmy, like a shoulder shimmy.
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    Default Re: Should lance calm down with the theatrics?

    Wait, am I seeing double, aren't we discussing this in anther thread. Yes he should calm down quite a bit.

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    Wasn't that a little dance? Air-hump seems to be a perverted sense that someone is being sexually offensive in some way. I just saw a typical hip shimmy, like a shoulder shimmy.
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    Wasn't that a little dance? Air-hump seems to be a perverted sense that someone is being sexually offensive in some way. I just saw a typical hip shimmy, like a shoulder shimmy.
    No, that was a lot more than a shimmy. My dog Jack doesn't love Unclebuck as much as Lance loved that air.
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