Hibbert Holding Auditions For Area 55

by Micah Hart

This is exactly the sort of thing I would do if I were an NBA player (or in general, if I had the ability to command people to act like idiots on my behalf).

For the third straight season, Roy Hibbert is auditioning fans to root for him in Area 55, a section of seats paid for by Hibbert himself to serve as his personal cheering section. Needless to say, for the chance at a pair of season tickets, people are willing to do some silly, silly things:

Pacers.com will have much more video on the tryouts over the course of this week. I see a lot of crazy get-ups and full-body color suits, but is no one going to dress up like Hibbert’s former employers, Entertainment 720?

Hibbert seeking best Area 55 [Pacers.com]

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6 Comments

  1. marlon green says:

    I think this is a good idea and should be fun for the fans as long as people dont go overboard and be disrespectful. Its nice to see a player take the time and money to keep the fans involved.

  2. Tal says:

    Two more steps than last season

  3. Good job Hibbert. I think more players in the league should follow in his foot steps and give away season tickets in a certain section. I takes a very generous person to make such a gesture. Keep up the good work man!

  4. justin says:

    I also think it was cool that Ben Schwartz from Parks and Recreation auditioned via video with a special appearance by Big Roy

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