TAG: Roy Hibbert

NBA, Smack / Apr 22, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Discounted Roy Hibbert Now Available On Amazon

Roy Hibbert Amazon

Roy Hibbert Amazon (photo. @PageQSports)

The Indiana Pacers are in shambles the day leading up to their Game 2 against the Hawks. They finished the regular season 10-12, barely holding on to the No. 1 seed in the East. But a lot of good it did them after they lost home-court advantage in a Game 1 home loss to the sub .500 Hawks. Most of the blame seems to reside with Pacers center Roy Hibbert, and now, by way of Page Q Sports, the “7-2 center in bizarre decline” is listed on Amazon for just $143,000, down from the original asking price of $14.3 million. Read More »

NBA / Apr 21, 2014 / 3:15 pm

Paul George Goes Fishing…Hopefully Hooks His Jumper

Paul George

Paul George (photo. Instagram/paul_george24)

Fresh off of his 6-for-19 performance during Indiana’s embarrassing 101-93 loss at home to a sub .500 Hawks team on Saturday, Paul George needed some “R&R” otherwise known as rest and relaxation. At least, that’s what his Instagram post said with a picture of George holding up some fish he caught on Easter Sunday. Read More »

NBA / Apr 21, 2014 / 11:00 am

10 Players Under The Most Pressure In The Playoffs

Roy Hibbert

Roy Hibbert (Andrew Richardson/USA TODAY Sports)

Just over two years ago, had you asked me whom I considered to be the NBA’s elite players, I would have given you three names: Dirk Nowitzki, Kobe Bryant and Dwyane Wade.

Fresh off an NBA Finals run in which his Mavericks took down Kobe’s Los Angeles Lakers, Kevin Durant’s Oklahoma City Thunder, and the “Dream Team” Miami Heat en route to the championship, Dirk was a shoo-in on the list. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 19, 2014 / 9:19 pm

Noted Rim Protector, Kyle Korver, Swats Roy Hibbert

Kyle Korver, Roy Hibbert

Kyle Korver, Roy Hibbert (Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports)

No one will ever accuse Kyle Korver of being a rim protector. That was obviously a joke. But the 6-7 Creighton grad isn’t just a three-point specialist. Well, he is, and he does it better than anyone else in the league, but he showed some defensive tenacity against an actual rim protector during Atlanta’s surprising Game 1 performance in Indiana on Saturday. Read More »

NBA / Apr 18, 2014 / 5:30 pm

Dime End Of Season Awards: Defensive Player Of The Year

Joakim Noah, Roy Hibbert

Joakim Noah, Roy Hibbert (Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports)

The 2013-14 NBA season has officially ended, so now it’s time for regular season awards before the real season starts on Saturday. There’s a lot of wiggle room before we’re able to name some of the winners, which is why for Dime‘s 2014 NBA Awards we had our writers and contributors provide their top-three choices in an abridged version of what the NBA does with certain media members. Next up, the topsy-turvy roller-coaster ride that was the race for the Defensive Player of Year. Read More »

NBA / Apr 18, 2014 / 5:00 pm

8 Keys To Watch For In The NBA Playoffs This Weekend

Manu Ginobili

Manu Ginobili (Soobum Im/USA TODAY Sports)

The NBA postseason is upon us and it should be a great one. The Western Conference has three can’t-miss first-round series, while the elite teams in the East look to get by some of the new faces in the playoffs.

For teams like San Antonio, Miami, Oklahoma City and Brooklyn, the most important key to the first round is to stay healthy. San Antonio and Brooklyn have veteran rosters and will need the extra rest to stay healthy throughout the playoffs. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Apr 18, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Roy Hibbert Admits He Was Wrong To Call Out His Teammates In The Media

Roy Hibbert

Roy Hibbert (Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports)

The Pacers went 10-12 in their final 22 games of the 2013-14 NBA season. Still, after starting the season red hot, they had built enough of a buffer to clinch the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference, thereby solidifying home-court for what looks to be an inevitable Eastern Conference Finals matchup against the Heat. During Indy’s fall from grace, Roy Hibbert vented to the media, calling out unnamed teammates for being selfish. Now, on the precipice of the playoffs, Hibbert says he was wrong to take his issues public. Read More »

NBA / Apr 7, 2014 / 1:15 pm

The 10 Stars With The Most To Prove In The Playoffs

John Wall

John Wall (Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports)

The NBA Playoffs provides a unique landscape. After 82 games are played, eight teams from each conference are pitted against each other in the NBA’s version of The Hunger Games. At the front of this battle are the stars of each respective team. Some are coming into the playoffs with high expectations, while some are just happy to be here. Let’s put it this way, the Wizards and Bobcats are happy just to be in the playoffs whereas teams like the Pacers and Thunder won’t be satisfied without holding a trophy. Read More »

NBA / Apr 5, 2014 / 3:00 pm

5 Candidates For Defensive Player of the Year

Joakim Noah, Roy Hibbert

Joakim Noah, Roy Hibbert (Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports)

Much like the MVP award, the chase for the league’s Defensive Player of the Year can also be looked at as a two-man race. What should go down to the wire between the big men of Chicago and Indiana has turned into an exhibition of each player’s defensive skill-sets. Whether they may be gifted enough to use their large frame to jump straight up in the air, or if they’re incredibly rangy, active and intense, these two have set themselves far apart from anybody else on that end of the floor. Read More »

NBA / Apr 1, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Cold As Ice: 10 NBA Players Slumping At The Worst Time

Luol Deng

Luol Deng (David Richard/USA TODAY Sports)

The All-Star break is just that, it’s a break, a reprieve, after which NBA players are supposed to head back to work rested, refocused, and poised to pounce on the most important stretch of the season. Many players flourish after the All-Star break, coming back rejuvenated and lighting the league on fire. Kevin Durant, for example, took it up yet another notch and has averaged 35 points, seven rebounds and six assists on 51 percent shooting since returning. Read More »