Never Has One Play Encapsulated Two Careers Quite Like Lance Stephenson's Block On Dwight Howard Last Night
Let's start with Lance Stephenson...
I want to say that this is the most "Lance Stephenson" play of Lance Stephenson's career, but Lance Stephenson's biggest problem is that almost every noteworthy play he makes gives it a huge run for its money. Doing something absolutely awe-inspiring, but not even leaving enough time between it and the ensuing brain-dead display for everyone to start wondering why you've been passed around the Association quicker than the genital discomfort of a video vixen. I absolutely love the guy's personality, but you'd legitimately need Martin Scorsese's video editing team if you wanted to put together a Lance Stephenson highlight package that didn't immediately contradict itself. Taking the bad with the good isn't some new concept in sports, but watching Lance Stephenson is like taking some ambien with your cocaine. The highest of highs resulting in the most laughable of lows makes for a hell of a viewing experience, but having the attention span of a goldfish doesn't exactly make a consistent professional athlete that you'd trust to anything more than thoroughly entertain. If you're rooting for the team he plays on, as opposed to absolute chaos, then Lance Stephenson sustains satisfaction in such short orders that it makes a stick of Zebra gum seem like an everlasting gobstopper,
And Dwight Howard...
Getting emasculated by someone smaller than him, whining to an official, and completely ignoring the successes of his team because they don't perfectly align with his own success is basically the Dwight Howard trifecta and those horses came in 1, 2, 3 with a photo finish. Other than a laugh, I don't even know that there's that much left to offer on his performance in this clip, which is perfect considering a transcendent talent with a HOF resume somehow turned his career into a punchline.