Not again. Are run-ins with the law a prerequisite to NBA success? 19-year-old Lance Stephenson, a 2nd round NBA draft pick just got signed in June and has already gotten into trouble. He was arrested yesterday for allegedly tossing his girl down a flight of stairs.
Coney Island basketball star Lance Stephenson – a second-round pick of the Indiana Pacers in the June NBA draft – was busted yesterday for pushing his girlfriend down a flight of stairs, cops said.
Stephenson, 19, a legendary player at Brooklyn’s Abraham Lincoln High School, roughed up Jasmine Williams, 21, at her Brooklyn apartment building about 5 a.m., police said.
The 6-foot-5 rookie point guard’s cowardly shove sent Williams – the mother of Stephenson’s child – tumbling headfirst down 10 steps, requiring her to be treated at a hospital for injuries to her head and neck, cops said.
It was not clear what prompted the violence, which stunned Stephenson’s former youth league coach, Joe Packer.
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