May 28, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) and Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson (1) stand on the court during the fourth quarter in game five of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Indiana defeats Miami 93-90. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Reaction to the Lance Stephenson signing


When I got out of bed and heard the news that the Charlotte Hornets had signed Lance Stephenson to a contract, I thought I was having some sort of dream. I kinda slapped myself a few times to make sure I was really awake.

Words cannot describe how happy I was to see Lance Stephenson sign with Charlotte. He’s a great fit, and I believe the fans will absolutely LOVE him. Lance will make them dance in Charlotte!

Michael Jordan promised before the start of free agency that he would sign a “super-star” to the Hornets, well, HE WAS NOT LYING.

At least the Indiana Pacers can’t match the offer like the Utah Jazz did on Gordon Hayward, right?

Lance Stephenson isn’t a super-star yet, but he is a All-Star caliber player, and one of the biggest names on the free agent market.

Lance is exactly what the Charlotte Hornets needed. A back-court of Kemba Walker and Lance Stephenson will be fun to watch. The Big 3 of Kemba, Lance, and Al Jefferson will put the Hornets into immediate contention in the Eastern Conference.

Yes, Lance has had a troubled past, but I think he is a great addition. Now you have Lance and P.J. Hairston in the same locker room, not only will the Hornets be a show on the court, but they will be off-the-court as well.

One of the most underrated parts of Lance Stephenson’s game is that he is a great rebounder. He averaged 7 rebounds per game last season, and led the entire NBA in triple-doubles.

I absolutely love the signing. Charlotte didn’t over-pay to get him, and it is only for 3 years. Lance will be loved in Charlotte. He doesn’t back down to anyone (not even LeBron James) and he brings a lot of energy to the team. He might have some off-the-court issues, but I think he can mature and put those things behind him…hopefully.

What was your reaction to the Lance Stephenson signing? Was it a good move? Let your voice be heard in the comment section below!

Here is how Lance persuaded Michael Jordan to sign him:

 

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  • SuperHornets

    First time here 100% so far.