We all know Lance Stephenson and LeBron James have history.
Pretty one-sided history at that.
Just like pretty much everybody in the Eastern Conference, Stephenson has had his season end at LeBron's hands more times than he'd like to admit.
The latest version of humility came in the form of a 4-0 first round series sweep by LeBron's defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers against Lance's Indiana Pacers.
The series concluded with Sunday's 106-102 Cavs win.
Adding insult to injury was a play where Lance tried some fancy dribbling against LeBron with rough results.
As you can see, Lance was definitely feeling himself, getting amped up for the one-on-one chance with James, who was at his best at times during this series.
Count them: That's three crossovers while standing in nearly the same spot for Lance, who was then pick-pocketed by LeBron.
Twitter had some fun with Lance after this one.
Stephenson actually had a really nice game, scoring his series high with 22 points. He reached double figures in all four games for the Pacers, averaging 16.0 points per game, along with 5.3 rebounds and 2.8 assists.
Since leaving Indiana for a lucrative contract with Charlotte, Lance has bounced around the league, landing in New Orleans and Minnesota this season before settling back in with Paul George and the Pacers once again.
Lance is famous for trying to get in LeBron's head, sometimes literally, as in the time he blew into LeBron's ear when James played for the Miami Heat.
But James always seems to have the last laugh, especially against first-round opponents.
LeBron swept out his first-round opponent for the fifth straight year, dating back to his days with Miami, when he lost one first-round game to the New York Knicks in 2012.
His 21 consecutive first-round wins passes the old mark of 20 set by Magic Johnson, James Worthy and Michael Cooper (I wonder what those guy have in common).
In LeBron's career, he has never lost in the first round as he's now 12-0.
Only Robert Horry and Derek Fisher (both 16-0) have been better in the opening round.
LeBron is 48-7 in the first round for a .873 winning percentage, the best among the more than 300 players who have played at least 25 games in the first round since 1984, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
LeBron also passed Tim Duncan in the all-time playoff sweeps list.
All that being said, we really hope Lance Stephenson keeps trying LeBron.
Maybe someday it'll work.News Now - Sport News