LeBron James Dismisses Lance Stephenson’s Choke Gesture, Says ‘I’m Not Even Going to Give Him the Time’ (Video)


Lance Stephenson's play has never garnered much attention, but his gesture during the third quarter of Game 3 has gotten people talking.

The Pacers guard could be seen grabbing his neck in a choking manner after LeBron James missed a free throw during Indiana's victory over Miami. Stephenson has since apologized, but James was rather dismissive when asked about the incident.

"I was wrong and disrespectful to my teammates, the Miami Heat and their organization," Stephenson said of the gesture, according to NBA.com. "I'm sorry that I did that. It was very disrespectful."

"[I] try to talk to other players, but in a good way. Get them off their game a little bit but not being disrespectful. I just got out of hand one time, and I'll never do it again."

Good enough for LeBron? Nope.

"Lance Stephenson? You want a quote about Lance Stephenson?" James said after the Heat's practice at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Saturday, according to ESPN.com. "I'm not even going to give him the time. Knock it off."

The Heat and Pacers square off in Game 4 on Sunday, with Indiana leading the best-of-seven series 2-1.

Check out Stephenson's gesture below.

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