Prior to Game 4 of the 2014 Eastern Conference Finals on Monday night, Lance Stephenson decided to talk some trash to LeBron James through the media by telling reporters that he thought LeBron's style of trash talking was "a sign of weakness." And guess what? King James made him—and the Pacers—pay for it by torching them during the game in Miami and giving the Heat a commanding 3-1 series lead.

After the game, Stephenson downplayed the role that he played during LeBron's big night and told reporters that he could "take the heat" for trash talking the Heat's superstar. But earlier today, he admitted that he probably shouldn't have tried to get under LeBron's skin by talking trash to him.

"I think I said some things that shouldn't have been said," he revealed. "We just gotta play basketball and stop worrying about all the other stuff."

Uh, ya think? You guys are down 3-1 now, though, and it might be too late for that. So maybe you should have thought of that earlier.

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[via Indianapolis Star]