Indiana Pacers Reserve Lance Stephenson Apologizes For Choking Gesture

Sunday May 20th, 2012

Indiana Pacers backup guard Lance Stephenson has apologized to his coach for making a choking gesture at Miami Heat forward LeBron James during Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals, according to the Associated Press.

Stephenson made the gesture after James missed a technical free throw.

His coach, Frank Vogel, expressed remorse for his player: "[He] knows it was wrong and I agreed with him 100 percent that it was wrong.

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