When you do a dunk that causes the game’s GOAT to get up out of his seat, you know you’re on your way. Lance Stephenson made the decision last summer to jump ship from the Indiana Pacers to Michael Jordan’s Charlotte Hornets.
During the Hornets home opener, Stephenson sent the crowd at the Time Warner Cable Arena into a frenzy with this third quarter dunk over Milwaukee Bucks big man Larry Sanders.
Jordan has even crowned Lance as the LeBron stopper… ok not really but he does expect him to be the answer to King James:
“We need someone that can compete against LeBron. Simple as that,” Jordan told the 24-year-old Coney Island product, according to an interview this week with ESPN. “I don’t know if the antics was one of those things, but the thing is, I loved the way you competed against LeBron. And to me that’s a plus ’cause if you want to get out of the East, you want to get past Cleveland — at the time it was Miami — you got to beat LeBron.
Hornets win this one, 108-106 in overtime.