View Full Version : Rare media love for Pacers

06-16-2004, 01:27 AM
From Eric Neel's latest column on ESPN's Page 2 -- part of a list of the things the media ignored when prematurely anointing the Lakers champions.

8. The Pacers can play D, too. Detroit isn't a great shooting team to start with, and they were looking like a bunch of YBA rejects in the Eastern Conference Finals, so the conventional wisdom was they would continue laying the bricks in the big show. Thing is, Indy comes at you a little harder than the Lakers do on the defensive end. O.K., a lot harder. They made the Pistons look uglier than they were. Which is all right, because the Lakers are now busy making them look lovely.