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Roy Hibbert is going to get his now, apparently

Mar 31, 2014, 9:18 PM EDT

Roy Hibbert has actually developed a decent mid-range shot. He’s made 43-of-100 attempts between 15 and 19 feet entering the Pacers game against the Spurs tonight. It’s a nice safety-valve shot when opponents leave him wide open and the shot clock is winding down.

But when he’s closely guarded and there are 13 seconds on the shot clock? That’s just selfish.

(hat tip: Jared Wade of 8 Points, 9 Seconds)

  1. reesesteel23 - Mar 31, 2014 at 9:34 PM

    Did the vid just cut off as soon as the ball left his hand, or is this whiskey taking me places I have never been?

    • tuberippin - Mar 31, 2014 at 9:40 PM

      No, he shoots the mid-range jumper, it clangs the side of the rim, bounces away, video over.

      • savvybynature - Mar 31, 2014 at 11:49 PM

        Could be both, though, no?

    • whitehothoops89 - Apr 1, 2014 at 12:09 AM

      Even as a Heat fan this is disappointing. Wade, LBJ, and Bosh put aside their egos to contend for a championship much like Allen, Garnett, and Pierce did before them. In both arrangements, perennial all-stars came together and sacrificed shot attempts and greater statistical figures for the pursuit of greatness. In both cases the rings support their approach. On the other hand, the Pacer’s stars seem more concerned with inflating their own numbers and have resorted to finger pointing when the going gets tough. This behavior comes when the Pacer crew has only tasted a modicum of success and likewise a small amount of failure. I would have thought a Larry Bird run franchise and a Frank Vogel coach team would have much stronger mental fortitude and would focus on the greatest task of all– bringing home a championship. I hope for all NBA fan’s sake that the Pacer’s recent finger pointing and shirking of accountability will not derail their season. I believe all NBA fans deserve a heavyweight battle between the Heat and the Pacers in the ECF. not some waterdowned showdown.

      • gostlcards5 - Apr 1, 2014 at 2:40 PM

        I’m a Pacers fan, and I totally agree. I’m badly disappointed with the way this team has played the last month.
        – Not moving the ball
        – Griping at the refs CONSTANTLY….(argh!)
        – Not playing the good defense that they’re capable of

        If these guys don’t get their heads out of their backsides in a HURRY, they won’t make the ECF. All this bickering shows no heart. I’d expect DWest to kick some butt (verbally) in the locker room.

    • 00maltliquor - Apr 1, 2014 at 1:13 AM

      @ reesesteel

      Excellent comment! lol

      • 22yearsagotoday - Apr 1, 2014 at 8:03 PM

        You’re just a little biased.

  2. tuberippin - Mar 31, 2014 at 9:41 PM

    Good to know Roy Hibbert’s taking the high road on this one. Call other dudes on your team selfish for their shooting tendencies, then ask for the rock and take an ill-advised jump shot with plenty of time on the clock to post up.

    • ranfan12 - Apr 1, 2014 at 2:42 AM

      Doing the Bynum

      • henryd3rd - Apr 1, 2014 at 3:34 AM

        I knew Andrew was going to be a “goof” influence on that locker room; but this? I never saw this coming. Frank you better be looking for a good realtor!

  3. bballhistorian - Mar 31, 2014 at 9:47 PM

    Pacers just lost to the Spurs 103-77

    26 point blowout.

    Pacers Big 3 line.

    P George 5-13FG/16pts
    R Hibbert 5-13FG/15pts
    L Stephenson 6-13FG/13pts

    No one else scored in double figures.

    And MIAMI HEAT just took over the #1 spot in the East.

    • bucrightoff - Mar 31, 2014 at 10:13 PM

      No mention of the Spurs, the team on an 18 game winning streak, including crushing both the Heat and the Pacers? The best team in the league, again, resides in San Antonio.

      • antistratfordian - Mar 31, 2014 at 10:21 PM

        The Spurs normally do something like this – almost every year. Two seasons ago they had that 20 game winning streak starting in the regular season and going into the playoffs – then they ran into the Thunder.

        They have a reputation of being regular season wonders. I wouldn’t be surprised if they lost in the first or second round this year.

      • kinggw - Mar 31, 2014 at 10:36 PM

        He did mention the Spurs. The Spurs are playing well. We’ve also seen them go into the playoffs as the best team in the West and on extended winning streaks. In fact the last three times they’ve gone into the playoffs as the West’s top seed they’ve had early exits.

        Nobody is denying that the Spurs are a good team. I wouldn’t say they are the best. Both the Heat and Thunder, who have owned the Spurs the past few years, may have something to say about that.

      • savvybynature - Mar 31, 2014 at 11:53 PM

        The Spurs always win a lot of games, so obviously, they are overrated — jealous Heat and Thunder fans

    • money2long - Mar 31, 2014 at 10:15 PM

      Lance over west for pacers big three ?
      Who would’ve said that before the season started

      • bballhistorian - Mar 31, 2014 at 10:28 PM

        Yep! What has West done this yr except draw techs? He’s like the Pacers version of Udonnis Haslem.

      • miamatt - Mar 31, 2014 at 11:08 PM

        that’s insulting to Haslem.

      • savvybynature - Mar 31, 2014 at 11:55 PM

        West played OK tonight. The Pacers problem imo is not enough consistent, efficient offense from Hibbert, George and Hill (and Scola off the bench, who was brought in specifically for offense. He was 1-6 tonight).

      • pacers24 - Apr 1, 2014 at 4:26 AM

        West had some good games and clutch shots the first half of the season and many around indy would say he was the mvp behind PG for most of the yr. but he has struggled recently.

        You wont find a bigger pacers fan on here and im just baffled as how this team is falling apart right in front of us. I go to just about every home game (ive missed 4 but still watched) and watch every away game. there is so much wrong with this team its impossible to correct during the season

        PG and Roy not playing up to their all star max contract level is the biggest problem imo

        Scola and Turner are not panning out like Bird thought they would off the bench

        CJ watson being injured is a bigger blow than most realize…

        Most great players dont win this early in their career (MJ and lebron were in what 6 or 7th yrs when they won finally) and ive been saying all along that this team got too much too fast and they need to be beat down more before they can rise to the top. This is only PGs 4th yr and really only his 2nd as being somewhat of a star.

        He will get his but not this yr as much as i hate to admit it

  4. pharohislife - Mar 31, 2014 at 9:51 PM

    Pacers are looking like Serious Garbage right now, this is getting to the point where fans should be concerned and starting to ask themselves, can this team beat the Heat? They definitely are not winning a championship this year because whoever comes out the West should be able to beat them. They have regressed big time this season. But then again Post-Season is all about matchups, and they match-up well against the Heat and they get up to play the Heat so don’t be surprised if its another intense 7-game similar to last postseasons. But like I said the West would be a problem for them.

    • antistratfordian - Mar 31, 2014 at 10:22 PM

      They won’t make it far enough to reach the Heat if they can’t put the ball in the basket.

      • savvybynature - Mar 31, 2014 at 11:55 PM

        Thanks, Magic Johnson.

  5. bballhistorian - Mar 31, 2014 at 10:33 PM

    COMPLETELY RANDOM: Just saw the standings from the 1992-1993 season (Bulls won their 3rd title). Look how Balanced the conferences were then. Also noticed that the Clippers had a better record than the Lakers

    • ProBasketballPundit - Mar 31, 2014 at 10:53 PM

      That IS pretty random. For the Lakers it was only their second season post-Magic. If I was older back then I’m certain Magic would have been my favorite player ever. I feel bad for early/mid-90’s Lakers fans.

      • bballhistorian - Mar 31, 2014 at 11:19 PM

        Or today’s Lakers fans….

      • kb2408 - Apr 1, 2014 at 2:23 AM

        Don’t feel bad for us. There are 16 reasons why LAKERS fans have hope for the near future….that’s the number of championship banners that hang in the Staples. The LAKERS next title will come before the vast majority of other franchises get one. Book it!!

      • Kevin S. - Apr 1, 2014 at 7:57 AM

        Because what Geotge Mikan did really has an impact on the Lakers’ fortunes going forward.

        I’m a Yankee fan. My hope for the future is a bounce-back from the farm system and Hal Steinbrenner’s checkbook, not twenty-seven banners that were mostly won before today’s players were born.

  6. 1972wasalongtimeago - Apr 1, 2014 at 12:30 AM

    . .

  7. 25yearindyfan - Apr 1, 2014 at 12:39 AM

    Paul George is showing his youth. Oh ok I’ll stop sugar coating it… PAUL GEORGE IS WAAAAY OVERRATED! It sickens me. He can’t throw it in the ocean!

  8. sportsnut101 - Apr 1, 2014 at 8:20 AM

    Hibbert has over rated his career 15 mill a year for what just blocks
    God I hope my son grow to 6ft 10

  9. bougin89 - Apr 1, 2014 at 9:53 AM

    Last week it was all about the Pacers beating the Heat and how the Heat won’t be able to compete with them in the ECF and blah blah.

    This week it’s all about the Pacers won’t make it out of the first round and they are completely overrated and blah blah.

    I wonder what next week’s overreaction will be…

  10. 22yearsagotoday - Apr 1, 2014 at 8:08 PM

    You could say Lakers fans are living in the past OR you could say they have a past to remember. The only thing worth remembering for the Pacers is Reggie Miller.

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