Controversial Decision on Lance Stephenson Is Paying off for Pacers

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Controversial Decision on Lance Stephenson Is Paying off for Pacers
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I'm sure I have lots of company, there. When the Indiana Pacers took him in the second round of the 2010 draft — and gave him a guaranteed contract — I thought Larry Bird was hitting the liquor cabinet. Stephenson was a too-typical New York City schoolboy who thought the world revolved around his very being. He was Mr. “Born Ready,” an immature kid who not only didn't listen to coaches but got into some ugly skirmishes off the court.

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