Lance Stephenson’s still got game: ‘I’m gonna continue to grind’

Lance Stephenson wasn’t born ready for this.

Defeat doesn’t come naturally. Especially after you spent 10 seasons in the NBA, played on six playoff teams and banked tens of millions of dollars, after you won an unprecedented four PSAL championships and two state titles, after inspiring awe as a grade schooler.

One day, basketball will have no more use for him. Stephenson is 33. He hasn’t been on an NBA roster in nearly two years. The former king of Coney Island knows he might never be again.

“It messes with you mentally,” Stephenson said. “I started doing different things, music, movies, selling my own merch. I was just trying to do different things to keep me occupied. And then I got this call.”

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