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instagram, Twitter / Jul 23, 2014 / 10:00 am

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Says He’ll Train Roy Hibbert

Roy Hibbert, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Earlier in the off-season — after what Paul George described as the Pacers forgetting their “edge,” which led to a marked drop in performance during the second half of the season — the team was reportedly “quietly” shopping Roy Hibbert. We’re not so sure after a tweet and Instagram post showed Roy dining with Larry Bird and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar with more tutelage in store. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, NBA / Jul 21, 2014 / 10:30 am

Bird On Lance’s Departure: “I’m Going To Miss The Kid”

Lance Stephenson, Mario Chalmers

Lance Stephenson decided to sign a three-year deal with the Charlotte Hornets last week, instead of accepting the long-term contract the Pacers were offering. The decision surprised Larry Bird, who is disappointed to lose his starting shooting guard, but also a player he personally helped develop into a borderline all-star. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, NBA / Jun 3, 2014 / 10:15 am

Bird & Vogel Want Lance Stephenson Back

Donnie Walsh, Herb Simon, Larry Bird

Pacers general manager and greatest small forward of all time (at least through next week) Larry Bird held court with reporters yesterday after exit interviews with the team and opened up about Frank Vogel and most of the Pacers roster, which he wants to keep together. The biggest obstacle is re-signing Lance Stephenson, an unrestricted free agent this summer, but Bird and Vogel want to keep him even with all the headaches in the Conference Finals. Read More »

Smack / May 30, 2014 / 10:45 am

Larry Bird Upset At Lance Blowing In LeBron’s Ear

LeBron James, Lance Stephenson

The moment Lance Stephenson blew in LeBron James‘ ear for a national television audience to see, the Internet was buzzing, and a hysterical meme ensued. But for Pacers GM Larry Bird, and coach Frank Vogel, it wasn’t funny at all. Read More »

NBA / May 29, 2014 / 4:15 pm

The 10 Greatest Small Forwards In NBA History

Kevin Durant, LeBron James

The small forward used to compliment the frontcourt, but in the contemporary game it’s a position that’s turned out elite wing players with the body of a power forward from just a generation prior. Small forwards are basketball renaissance men who can do it all: shoot, pass, handle the ball and create havoc for opponents. That’s what makes this list so difficult to pin down. Read More »

NBA / May 22, 2014 / 10:30 am

Spurs’ Trio, Duncan, Parker & Ginobili, Set Record For Most Playoff Wins

Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili

The San Antonio Spurs trio of Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Paker crushed the visiting Thunder last night, 112-77. The win meant more than a 2-0 series led, though as San Antonio’s “Big Three” are in first place for the winningest trio in NBA history, one game ahead of the Lakers’ “Showtime” triumvirate of Michael Cooper, Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 24, 2014 / 11:56 pm

Larry Bird’s Face Sums Up Indiana’s Game 3 Loss

Larry Bird

The Pacers, the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference and Midas for NBA bloggers as they’ve self-destructed over the last two-plus months, lost Game 3 to the Hawks Thursday night, 98-85. The loss puts them in a 2-1 hole with Game 4 in Atlanta looming on Saturday afternoon. The expression of Pacers president Larry Bird during the game pretty well sums up what’s happened to the team with the best regular season record in the Eastern Conference this year. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Apr 23, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Report: Indiana’s Frank Vogel is “Coaching For His Job” In These Playoffs

Paul George, Roy Hibbert, Frank Vogel

The Pacers have gone through a complete metamorphosis since jumping out of the gate to a 40-11 start to the season. They faltered badly down the stretch and barely eked out the No. 1 seed in a ramshackle Eastern Conference. Then they lost Game 1 at home against the sub-.500 Hawks and the fire alarms blared even louder. Now comes word that coach Frank Vogel is “coaching for his job” with anything short of an NBA Finals berth a possible cause for dismissal. Read More »

NBA, Smack, Twitter / Apr 2, 2014 / 1:00 pm

“PTI” Wins April Fools Day With Frank Vogel – Larry Bird Fake Story

Frank Vogel, Larry Bird, Donnie Walsh

Pardon The Interruption duo Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon won April Fools Day. After an awful attempt by LeBron James and a premature attempt by DeMarcus Cousins, it was nice to see a prank that worked so well a few ESPN staffers were bamboozled. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Mar 4, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Video: Kevin Love Talks About Joining BODYARMOR & Going 1-On-1 With Larry Bird

Kevin Love

Today, BODYARMOR SuperDrink announced Kevin Love has joined their brand, uniting with fellow athletes like James Harden, Andrew Luck, Mike Trout, LeSean McCoy and Rob Gronkowski. In an exclusive interview with the brand, seen below, Love talked about his earliest memories of shooting hoops in his crib, as well as his youngest hardwood dreams. Read More »