View Full Version : Who is the face of the Indiana Pacers?

10-12-2010, 04:34 PM
A handful of years ago the Pacers were left without an identity. During this time it seemed the only recognizable face was Larry Bird. Then Danny Granger emerged as the face of the franchise. Now, I think it has once again transitioned. I think that Roy Hibbert is the new face of the franchise. It seems anywhere the Pacers are mentioned or displayed Roy Hibbert is in the mix.

Who do you guys think the face is currently? Who do you guys think the face will become?

duke dynamite
10-12-2010, 04:47 PM

10-12-2010, 04:48 PM
Granger is the face, he is the best player on the team. You see Roy's emergence this year just because he was here all summer. While Granger was with team USA.

10-12-2010, 04:54 PM

10-12-2010, 04:58 PM
Tie between Duke and El Pacero.

10-12-2010, 04:58 PM

10-12-2010, 04:59 PM
Who did they introduce last during the introductions last home game? There's your face.

10-12-2010, 05:00 PM
I have seen a lot of El Pacero, but I would go with Danny, but Roy is really getting his face out there. To the General public I think Danny is still the face.

10-12-2010, 05:05 PM

10-12-2010, 05:18 PM
Larry Bird, without question

10-12-2010, 06:12 PM

10-12-2010, 06:17 PM

10-12-2010, 06:17 PM

10-12-2010, 06:18 PM
For local fans of for national fans?

For local (or people who follow the Pacers closely) I would say danny (though it sounds like Roy is going to take that role over soon)

For the national fan base, I honestly think Larry Bird. If you ask a random person on the street to name something about the Pacers I bet it is one of three things:

1. The event we do not discuss

2. Reggie Miller used to play for us

3. Larry Bird is our GM

10-12-2010, 06:19 PM
DG33, DC2, and roy

in future PG24

10-12-2010, 06:19 PM
Who did they introduce last during the introductions last home game? There's your face.

Great point.

10-12-2010, 06:29 PM
I think Roy is going to pass Danny up for "The Face". And if PG24 shows any signs of being able to take Danny's spot next season [which probably won't happen] then I think that makes Roy the face even more.

10-12-2010, 06:42 PM
Why would a point guard take Dannys spot?

10-12-2010, 06:51 PM
DG, DC, & ROY!

10-12-2010, 06:59 PM

10-12-2010, 07:55 PM
Most definitely Bird on a national level. Granger's national recognition is slightly higher than Shareef Abdur-Rahim's.

10-12-2010, 08:07 PM

10-12-2010, 08:07 PM
I think some people are really setting themselves up for disappointment this year regarding Roy. I'm as happy about Roy's development as anyone, but some need to pull it in a bit.

Granger is by far still the face of this franchise (player-wise). Hibbert's made some great strides this off-season and his work-ethic is an absolute breath of fresh air, but he still has a LONG way to go.

If Roy can put up average's of about 14-15 pts and 8 boards this year I'll be really happy. He won't be an all-star this year. If Roy's the face of the franchise this season (as in best player), we've got some major problems.

Don't think I'm not really happy with how he's coming along. I just think some are jumping-the-gun a bit.

10-12-2010, 08:15 PM

10-12-2010, 10:54 PM
At large? Larry first, Danny second.

Historically? Slick for sure.

10-12-2010, 11:01 PM
Historically? Slick for sure.

No Reggie?

I mean, I understand, the man brought us three titles, but Conseco's the house the Reggie built.

All time 3pt fg's made. On and on.

Historically to fans with vested interest probably think Slick is more important than Reggie, but the average fan would think that on a posterboard of the Pacers greatest personnel/player, that would be Reggie right?

And I mean this with all the light-heartedness in the world because these two people hold a very warm place in my heart.

10-13-2010, 12:01 AM
As much as TPTB have tried to distance the team from players of the past, the face of the franchise on a national, casual-fan level is still very much of the past. Artest, Jermaine, Reggie and so on. There won't be a recognizable "face" of this current team until they start winning, and preferably in the playoffs so it's broadcast to a national audience.

10-13-2010, 05:48 AM
hello friends
I think Roy is going to pass Danny up for "The Face". And if PG24 shows any signs of being able to get Danny's spot next season [which probably won't happen] then I think that makes Roy the face even more.

duke dynamite
10-13-2010, 09:23 AM
Okay, so it's said...I win.

But in all seriousness...

When I said "Me" I meant the fans. The fans are the face of the franchise because all whoever is left and stuck through these tough years shows how much this franchise has needed us. We are the face of the franchise until the winning comes back.

10-13-2010, 10:32 AM
Will Ferrell?

In the minds of most, Reggie is still the face of the franchise because of his memorable moments from the best NBA times for the franchise. For some, Bird is probably the face of the franchise.

However, the Pacers seem to be making a concerted effort to shift the focus to Roy as the face of the future of the franchise and its leader. I hope he is more up to the task than the last two manufactured "faces", being JO and Danny. Neither had / have the personality for it in my view. Roy is a fun guy who genuinely wants to get better and help the team any way he possibly can, and truly appreciates all fans the Pacers have, but I am not sure that will end up enough to get the job done.

Two other potential candidates come to mind for the future, though. Assuming he adjusts and survives being O'Brienized, Darren Collison appears to have the personality to lead. A long shot would be Hansbrough, who both players and fans would naturally gravitate towards due to his intensity and drive.