NBA, Smack, Twitter / Jun 5, 2013 / 10:56 pm

Roy Hibbert Publicly Thanks Miami’s Big Three For Making Him A Better Player

Roy Hibbert

One of the best things about this year’s NBA Playoffs has been the handful of players who seemed to make the leap on the game’s biggest stage. Guys like Stephen Curry and Paul George – clearly already rising stars – took their games to a whole new level in these playoffs, setting the stage for their path to uber stardom in the very near future.

One guy who also showed flashes of greatness was Pacers center Roy Hibbert. There were times where he realized that he can completely dominate the paint against the NBA’s best. If that’s something he can do on a semi-consistent basis? He’ll be one of the top centers in the NBA. But he’s not there just yet.

Big Roy realizes he has a way to go though, and after taking some time after his team’s Game 7 loss to Miami, he reached out to LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh on Twitter tonight to thank them for teaching him a lesson.

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Class move by Roy or strange?

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  • wij

    Not strange as he left the courts after game 7 without shaking hands with the Heat as the rest of his team did. Just doing this to make sure there was no fallout over it.

  • Shooting Guard

    he’s a human being


    Leaving the court without shaking hands with the Heat as the rest of the Pacers did and then thanking the Big 3 publicly are distinctly irreconcilable acts.

    It’s understandable to assume that the “thanking act” is intended to minimize, if not prevent, the fallout from the “leaving act.”

    Fans can only hope that the “leaving act” isn’t a damaging revelation of Hibbert’s lack of character.