When NBA Trash-Talking Goes Wrong

of 91Photo
  • Lance Stephenson trash talk, LeBron James, Pacers Heat
  • DeShawn Stevenson, LeBron James, Cavaliers, Wizards, Heat, Mavericks
  • Ruben Patterson, Kobe Bryant
  • Ron Artest, Kobe Bryant, Lakers, Rockets
  • Klay Thompson, Warriors Clippers, Blake Griffin
  • LeBron James, Paul Pierce, Heat Nets
  • Darrick Martin, Michael Jordan, Vancouver Grizzlies, Chicago Bulls
  • Kevin Garnett, Carmelo Anthony, La La Anthony, Cheerios, Celtics Knicks
  • Isiah Thomas, Larry Bird, Piston Celtics, Dennis Rodman

LeBron James Makes Lance Stephenson Pay

Taking shots at the King can backfire. Just ask Lance Stephenson. After the Indiana Pacers fell to the Miami Heat in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Saturday night, Stephenson took the time to trash talk LeBron James. "To me, I think it's a sign of weakness because he never used to say nothing," Stephenson told reporters Sunday of James beginning to exchange words with him on the court. Listening to Stephenson’s comments, James responded by having 32 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in a 102-90 Game 4 win. The Heat now own a commanding 3-1 series lead. "I was trying to get into his head, but I guess he stepped up and got the win," Stephenson told reporters. You guessed right, Lance. Can you say when trash talking goes wrong? And Stephenson is far from the only one to flap his gums only to feel the heat at the end. Here, BET.com takes a look at other moments when players let their big mouths get them in trouble.

(Photos from Left: Andy Lyons/Getty Images, Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

More Photo Galleries