TAG: Roy Hibbert

NBA / May 7, 2014 / 11:59 pm

Roy Hibbert Nets 28 Points Out Of The Blue As The Pacers Take Game 2

Marcin Gortat, Roy Hibbert

After public derision from veteran locker-room presence David West after a double-bagel in Game 1, Roy Hibbert scored more points in the first half of Game 2 than he had during any game of these playoffs. He would finish with 28 to go with nine rebounds and two blocks as the Pacers hit their free throws down the stretch to get the win and even the series. Read More »

instagram, NBA, Smack, Twitter / May 7, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Paul George Responds To Rumors Of Rift With Roy Hibbert

Roy Hibbert, Paul George

Everybody is wondering what’s happened to Indiana big man Roy Hibbert. The 7-2 defensive bulwark for Indy’s league-leading defense that shot out to a 40-11 record to begin the season, has been in a tailspin for the last two months, possibly reaching a nadir in the playoffs when respected teammates publicly calling him out after another 0-fer in a Game 1 loss to the Wizards on Monday. One theory for his decline concerns a rumor surrounding his friendship with Paul George, which George shot down on Twitter yesterday. Read More »

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

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.” Read More »

NBA / May 5, 2014 / 10:44 pm

Video: John Wall’s Wraparound Dime To Nene

John Wall, Roy Hibbert

In Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals, the Wizards continued their playoff trend of getting ahead early in the first quarter, and John Wall wasn’t just blocking guys from behind, either. After Nene set a nice screen at the high post, Wall penetrated into the lane, drawing in the defense. As Nene rolled to the basket, Wall wrapped a phenomenal pass around Roy Hibbert‘s back for the Nene slam. Read More »

GIFs, NBA, Smack / Apr 28, 2014 / 11:01 pm

Fan Heckles Paul George As Pacers Lose At Home To Go Down 3-2

Paul George

The Pacers were supposed to be fired up at Bankers Life Fieldhouse after tying their first-round series in Atlanta during a gutty Game 4 performance. But now they’re down 3-2 to a Hawks team headed back to Philips Arena to close the series out on Thursday night. One play in particular spoke to the frustration of Pacers fans after Paul George was whistled for a traveling call. Read More »

NBA / Apr 25, 2014 / 1:45 pm

5 Biggest Disappointments In The NBA Playoffs So Far

James Harden

The NBA Playoffs will either make or break a team or a player. The postseason provides players and coaches the platform to expose their greatest strengths or the lowest weaknesses on the biggest stage. That is why the playoffs carry an incredible amount of emphasis, which draws in the utmost attention from basketball fans around the globe. Read More »

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

Discounted Roy Hibbert Now Available On Amazon

Roy Hibbert Amazon

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

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

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

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 »