Stephenson says Bird told him to stop the antics

By Tim Reynolds

Associated Press

Published: Friday, May 30 2014 5:00 p.m. MDT

Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson (1) returns to the floor against the Miami Heat during the second half of Game 5 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals in Indianapolis, Wednesday, May 28, 2014.

Michael Conroy, Associated Press

MIAMI — Larry Bird has a simple message for Lance Stephenson: "Don't do it again."

Stephenson says the Indiana Pacers president talked to him about his ear-blowing and other antics from Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Miami Heat and told him to stop.

Stephenson says that he's always taken Bird's words to heart and will comply.

Stephenson raised plenty of eyebrows by blowing into Miami star LeBron James' ear and walking into a Heat huddle during Game 5, which Indiana won to extend its season.

Game 6 of the series is Friday night in Miami.

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