NBA: Indiana Pacers' Lance Stephenson mocked by WWE in front of Chris Copeland

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NBA star mocked in his home town days after play-off defeat.

Lance Stephenson became the most controversial figure in US Sport last week when he committed a trivial act seen as unforgivable by many - blowing in LeBron James' ear.

The prank only served to make him look foolish as Miami Heat steamrollered his Pacers side in Game 6 and won the Eastern Conference Finals.

Stephenson is now a free agent and the Pacers may elect not to re-sign him such is the view that he is a distraction, and his notoriety was emphasised in an unexpected place on Monday night.

With WWE hosting their flagship RAW programme in Indiana, producers could not resist sending up Stephenson by sending out Damien Sandow dressed as him to rile up the crowd, praising LeBron James and showing off some suspect basketball 'skills'.

To make matters worse, Stephenson's Pacers teammate Chris Copeland was actually sitting ringside at the event, and could be seen shaking his head in astonishment.

You can watch the entire skit above, and see just how Sandow's send-up was brought to a very abrupt KO.