Nothing like a little chest-beating from the deep bench to let you know it's playoff time. When LeBron James missed a free throw late in the third quarter of tonight's loss to the Pacers, Lace Stephenson was sure to let him know about it.

Stephenson hit The King with an old fashioned "choke" sign. The kind of hands-around-the-throat gesture that we haven't seen since, like, 2005. We're amazed James didn't drop the gloves and go toe-to-toe with Pacers guard right there. It should be noted that Stephenson was fully clothed in his Pacers warm-up at the the time and is averaging 2.5 minutes per game in the playoffs. Yes. The NBA is where amazing happens.

[via Larry Brown Sports]