“Indiana will always be my home.”
Lance Stephenson said goodbye to Pacers fans on social media after reports that he had signed a contract with the Los Angeles Lakers and will be teammates with LeBron James.
While I couldn’t be more excited to join the Los Angeles Lakers, I first need to thank Pacer nation for all the love and support over the years. Specifically, I cannot show enough appreciation and gratitude to Mr. Simon, Larry Bird, Kevin Pritchard, Coach McMillan, and all of my teammates. The entire organization stood by me through all of the ups and downs of my career and have played a crucial role in molding me into the man and player that I am today. I will forever be indebted for that unwavering belief in me. Indiana will always be my home, and the Pacers organization will always be my family.
Stephenson became a free agent after his team option was declined by Kevin Pritchard as they looked to create as much cap flexibility as possible.