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Pacers' Lance Stephenson Apologizes for Choke Sign

On Saturday, Indiana Pacers reserve guard Lance Stephenson apologized for the choke sign he gave to the Miami Heat's bench in Game 3 on Thursday night in their 94-75 victory. 

After LeBron James missed a technical free throw, Stephenson threw up the gesture.

Via USA Today

"I was wrong and disrespectful to my teammates, the Miami Heat and their organization," Stephenson told's Steve Aschburner. "I'm sorry that I did that. It was very disrespectful."

Frank Vogel then chimed on the situation, saying, "I want enthusiasm on the bench. I don't want gestures that go over the top."

It was certainly interesting and hilarious to watch Stephenson throw up the choke to LeBron.

James said today at shoot-around this about Stephenson and his choke gesture. 

"Lance Stephenson? You want a quote about Lance Stephenson? I'm not going to give him the time. Knock it off."

I wonder if Stephenson will continue his antics on the bench or even if LeBron will throw a gesture back at Stephenson on Sunday.

Right now, Stephenson's team is currently up 2-1 on LeBron's. We'll see if the Pacers can put a strangle-hold on the Heat to take it to a 3-1 series lead on Sunday.

Evan Sidery is a beat writer for FootBasket. He is a fan of the Colts and Pacers. You can see more about him by following him on Twitter.

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