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NBA, Smack, Twitter / May 5, 2014 / 11:53 pm

David West Was Furious At Roy Hibbert After Game 1

David West, Marcin Gortat, Roy Hibbert

David West, Marcin Gortat, Roy Hibbert (Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports)

During Washington’s 102-96 Game 1 win, the Wizards outrebounded the Pacers 53-36 for 19 second-chance points. Indiana’s David West was irate after the game and his fury was directed at teammate Roy Hibbert. Said West after the game: “[Hibbert’s] got to be part of the fight. H’s got to be part of this thing for us to go anywhere.”

David West didn’t mince words after a Game 1 loss to the Wizards when talking about teammate Roy Hibbert, whose play has nosedived in the season’s final two months and during Indiana’s 7-game scare in round 1 against Atlanta. Things might have hit a nadir for Hibbert in Game 1 against the Wizards, though, and the veteran West — the most respect Pacers player in the locker-room — didn’t censure himself when talking about Roy in front of the media after the game: By way of Pacers.com scribe Scott Agness comes this summation of more Indiana in-fighting following another Game 1 loss at home for the Eastern Conference’s No. 1 seed:

In 17 minutes of action, Hibbert finished 0-for-2 from the field with 0 rebounds and 0 points. Hibbert is still 7-2, so to go without a rebound, even in just 17 minutes of action, is beyond deplorable. We’re guessing that’s what West and Roy discussed after the game, though the language was probably a little more severe.

Gilbert Arenas — who seems to feel he’s a part of this Wizards playoff run despite being out of the league — took to Instagram to poke fun at Hibbert’s poor play. He captioned the below photo: “They just caught Roy hibbert outside for an interview lmaoo great win tonight boys..”

What the hell has happened to Roy Hibbert?

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  • SweetdickWilly

    Roy probably would be better off somewhere else. The team as a whole is fucking up and infighting. Roy’s underperforming but the Pacers have been beating themselves before this game.

  • http://30homegames.blogspot.com.au/p/blog-page.html 30HomeGames

    I don’t get why Gilbert is being so classless. I love the guy and his trolling and antics are part of why I love him. Sure he “keeps gettin dem checks” but I’m sure his words would mean more if he was still in the L.

  • 2cents

    Hibbert needs his head adjusted and West is the man for the job. I’ve never seen a 7-footer play as small as Hibbert does. Even when he is under the basket he prefers to lay it in than smash one down.

    Bird should have put a clause in that contract that his rebound rate needs to be higher than that of his team’s PG.

  • Not1Not2Not3

    Roy Hibbert (professor klump) been garbage! Why is everyone so surprised?… Let’s go Heat!!!

  • Enzo Regondola

    Blame the Monstars!

  • Eric

    Cause he was a beast last postseason? I think a teammate slept with his wife or some shit like that.

  • Lakan Kildap

    why 0 rebounds despite being 7’2″? that’s because rebounding has never been about height, it’s always been about rebounding.