Posts Tagged ‘Roy Hibbert’

Ronnie Price whiffs on dunk attempt

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Last night’s Lakers/Pacers game featured a few odd moments, including a “fight” between Roy Hibbert and Carlos Boozer that was more shoving match than anything else. That battle resulted in Hibbert shooting free throws while Kobe Bryant reacted in the background…

The game ended with Hibbert attempting a game-winner that probably didn’t go as it was drawn up…

And if all that wasn’t enough, don’t miss Ronnie Price, who had a wide-open look at a dunk that got the Lakers bench on their feet…but ended up being a Shaqtin’ A Fool nominee…


VIDEO: Price Whiffs

Roy Hibbert witnesses policeman’s act of kindness

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — It may seem like all news is bad news these days, but that isn’t exactly true. There is good news to be found out there, too, and sometimes it comes from…Roy Hibbert?

Yesterday on Instagram, Hibbert posted a photo of a policeman handing a pair of shoes to someone on the side of the road. As Hibbert wrote in the caption, “Just seen an Indy police officer pull over. Go into his trunk n give a homeless guy a pair of shiny boots. #COPS”

Just seen an Indy police officer pull over. Go into his trunk n give a homeless guy a pair of shiny boots. #COPS

A photo posted by Roy Hibbert (@royhibbert55) on

Later, Hibbert spoke to Buzzfeed about what he witnessed.

The homeless man shook his head in disbelief and appeared to thank the officer, Hibbert said.

“He just walked back into his car and drove away,” Hibbert said.

The officer couldn’t have known the NBA center was just a few cars away and would share the encounter to his 180,000 Instagram followers. The Pacers have also reached out to the police department to try to identify the officer; Hibbert said he’d like to give him a few tickets to show his appreciation.

At a time when the excessive force of some officers has caught headlines, Hibbert said he wanted to bring attention to the acts of good that aren’t as visible.

“Not all police officers are what you hear about in Ferguson,” he said. “This type of stuff you don’t hear about too often.”

NBA players from Georgetown give back in big way

Rockets v Grizzlies

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The list of NBA players who played their college ball at Georgetown University is long and impressive: Ewing, Mourning, Mutombo, Iverson, Hibbert. And that’s just for a start. The common thread for most of those guys, besides the University itself, is longtime coach John Thompson Jr., who coached many of them (or did his son, John Thompson III).

In the spring, Georgetown announced that it would break ground on a state-of-the-art athletics facility named for Coach Thompson. Since the announcement, several former Hoya basketball players have announced they would be donating money to help make the facility a reality. Last week, Jeff Green kicked in a million dollars, and Patrick Ewing and his longtime agent David Falk joined together to give over $3 million. And then yesterday, it was announced that Pacers center Roy Hibbert would be kicking in a million dollars as well. As Hibbert told the Washington Post, “It’s important for me to give back as much as possible. I actually gave [Thompson Jr.] a call, and then we talked for a little bit today, wished him happy birthday. He was a big part of my development at school. He always said what was on his mind. He was out pushing me to be a better player. Obviously he’s a legend.”

Nice to see these guys willing to give back in such a substantial way.

Paul George and Roy Hibbert go fishing

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — We know the Pacers like to go fishing — and I mean that in the literal sense, not in terms of losing during the playoffs. Last season, while stumbling through the playoffs, Pacers players Roy Hibbert, Paul George and George Hill actually went fishing to help get away from it all and have some fun.

This summer hasn’t been great for the Pacers, either. Lance Stephenson left to play in Charlotte, and Paul George suffered a compound leg fracture while playing for Team USA that will keep him out for at least the upcoming season. So how to get away from it all? Why not go fishing?

That’s what George and Hibbert did yesterday. Well, first Hibbert sat in George’s Ferrari…

I'm in @ygtrece car!!!!

A video posted by Roy Hibbert (@royhibbert55) on

Then they got in a boat and went fishing…

Lake day with the bros and pops… #onelegcandoalot

A photo posted by Paul George (@ygtrece) on

Hang on to your hat, Roy…

Fishing with the boys @ygtrece @ricemoss n PG pops.

A video posted by Roy Hibbert (@royhibbert55) on

Indiana Pacers now selling fishing t-shirts

By Lang Whitaker, NBA.com

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — A few weeks ago, when the Indiana Pacers were mired in the depths of the malaise that has plagued them throughout the postseason, Paul George took to social media to remind fans that despite their struggles, they were still a team. George, Roy Hibbert and George Hill had spent an off day going fishing, and they posted a photo of their catch…

These rumors have got to stop! Its gettin old now and all you that believe them are ignorant! #Brothers

A photo posted by Paul George (@ygtrece) on

Not much of a catch, but it’s something. And bigger picture, it represented how the Pacers were sticking together despite their issues.

Fans in Indiana have caught on to the meme, and at yesterday’s Game 1 against the Heat (which the Pacers won handily), they actually sold a t-shirt of George, Hill and Hibbert going fishing…

We are now selling this shirt at the gift shop. 😆😆 #pacers #fishin

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It’s also available at the NBA store. Smart idea to call it “Reel It In” instead of “Gone Fishing.”

(via TNLP)

Paul George addresses Pacers haters via Twitter

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The Indiana Pacers have had a very public struggle the last few months. After looking like future champs for the first few months of the season, the Pacers have stumbled badly and can’t seem to find their footing. Most visible in their swoon has been Roy Hibbert, who went from an All-NBA candidate to losing his confidence, and in Game 1 against the Wizards he finished with 0 points and 0 rebounds.

Last night, Hibbert’s teammate Paul George, who has had his own struggles as well during the losing streak, stood up for both of them on Twitter, addressing rumors that the Pacers weren’t getting along. Unfortunately he did this by posting a photo of himself, Hibbert and George Hill when they were gone fishing, something that could be happening again soon if they don’t straighten things out…

These rumors have got to stop! Its gettin old now and all you that believe them are ignorant! #Brothers

A photo posted by Paul George (@ygtrece) on

Hawks’ Korver Loves Swatting 7-Footers

By Nick Margiasso IV

You know what Atlanta Hawk Kyle Korver is really good at? Right, shooting 3-pointers. You know what he’s just as good at? Right, swatting the shots of 7-footers … wait, WHAT?!?!

That’s right, in the Hawks’ Game 1 win over the Pacers, the man with the NBA’s longest 3-pointers made streak sank as many long-distance shots as he had blocks of Indiana’s Roy Hibbert. Read that again. And then watch it …

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VIDEO: Atlanta’s Kyle Korver blocks Indiana big man Roy Hibbert

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VIDEO: And then does it again

Winter Is Coming For Roy Hibbert

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Winter is coming for Pacers C Roy Hibbert, and this has nothing to do with the weather. In this case, “winter is coming” is a reference to the hit HBO show “Game Of Thrones,” which is returning to HBO for a fourth season beginning on April 6.

We already knew Hibbert was a fan of custom furniture, as he recently posted that he’d ordered a custom bed sized eight feet by nine feet — perfect for a seven-footer…

Got my new bed yesterday. 8 x 9 feet #JustRight #Goldilocks. What y'all think?

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But Hibbert went deeper on the topic with BasketballInsiders.com’s Jessica Camerato, and while his entire house is basically super-sized to contain a person of his stature, there is still one thing he’d like to add, something perfect for the home of any fan of “Game Of Thrones”…a life-sized replica of the iron throne.

“I want it for the head of my dinner table,” Hibbert said. “My fiancée doesn’t think it’ll look good in the living room.”

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Luckily for Hibbert, he can order one of those thrones online for the low, low cost of $30,000.

The House of Lannister will have nothing on the House Of Hibbert.

Roy Hibbert Goes Back To School

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — A few weeks ago, as part of the NBA’s Dream Big initiative, Indiana Pacers C Roy Hibbert channeled his inner Billy Madison and went back to elementary school. No word on whether or not Snack Pack or giant penguins were involved, but Hibbert seemed to enjoy the experience, and if nothing else he created a novel defensive strategy in dodge ball — there’s no verticality needed when you can utilize a human shield.

Hibbert took to Twitter earlier this week to remind people about the video and try to get up to one million views, so we thought we’d do our part here at All Ball to raise awareness…


VIDEO: Hibbert Goes Back To School

Roy Hibbert Gets Videobombed

By Jeff Case

The Miami Heat’s Big Three of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh have seemingly had the videobombing game on lockdown since joining forces before the 2010-11 season. Heck, we’ve got plenty of proof on this very blog that few teams can videobomb like the Heat can.

This season, we’ve seen the Kings give it a try and even the First Lady, Michelle Obama, got in a nice one (which, of course, came while the Heat were visiting the White House). The team gunning for Miami in the standings, the Indiana Pacers, had one videobomb earlier this season, with Roy Hibbert pulling a little prank on the ESPN TV crew after the Heat-Pacers game in Miami from December. After last night’s Pacers-Nuggets game from Indianapolis, Hibbert got the videobomb treatment from teammates Paul George and George Hill:


VIDEO: Paul George and George Hill videobomb Roy Hibbert after the Nuggets-Pacers game