When asked about the ear tactic after Indiana's 93-90 win, Stephenson described it as "just playing ball," via the Indianapolis Star.
As for James, he didn't seem very bothered by Stephenson's antics.
"I blew in my wife's ear before. That was definitely a defensive tactic," James said with a smile during his postgame press conference.
Take a look at some of the other shenanigans Stephenson was up to during Game 5.