LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers got hit with another gut-punch on Wednesday, dropping their fourth straight game to a team that might not even make the playoffs. But during the game James took a punch of another part of his body ... and it definitely wasn't the gut.
With James driving toward the basket, Pacers guard Lance Stephenson got faked out, jumped in the air and slapped down at the basketball as he landed. He did not hit the basketball.
Lance Stephenson got a flagrant 1 for this shot to LeBron's groin. pic.twitter.com/nFs0o9lyTY— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) November 2, 2017
James was in obvious pain after taking the shot to the groin, and Stephenson was given a flagrant foul for unnecessary contact. This, of course, isn't the first run-in between Lance and LeBron. They combined for one of the strangest moments in NBA playoff history when Stephenson tried to get into James' head by blowing into his ear back in 2014.
Stephenson lost the series in 2014 but had the last laugh Wednesday, as the Pacers prevailed 124-107.