Let Lance be Lance.
That is the watchword for the mercurial Pacers guard who appears to be Larry Bird’s favorite player.
For four years, we have been perplexed and amazed at the raw talent and even more raw immaturity displayed by Stephenson.
From a rookie bench player with character issues who was kept while others were jettisoned in a housecleaning movement three years ago, No. 1 has become a key part to Indiana’s future and indispensable on the court.