Even without invite, Pacers know guard is All-Everything for team



INDIANAPOLIS

Lance Stephenson easily could have feigned indifference.

Instead, he expressed a touch of sadness.

After being passed over last week for the All-Star Game, Stephenson didn’t pretend that it was no big deal. To him, it was. Not for ego purposes, but for validation of his arrival as one the NBA’s best young players.

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