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Kemo
12-11-2011, 07:03 PM
I just wanted to make a thread for David from all of us at Pacers Digest , welcoming him to our fine organization... The INDIANA PACERS ...


Let's all show him some love P.D. ...









Note: no off-topic bickering , stick to the topic at hand..

Ozwalt72
12-11-2011, 07:06 PM
Welcome David West....

Make another All-Star team, I dare you.

idioteque
12-11-2011, 07:06 PM
Welcome Mr. West!

Doddage
12-11-2011, 07:09 PM
Mr. West is in the building.

Anthem
12-11-2011, 07:09 PM
Thrilled to have you, looking forward to this year!

PacerPenguins
12-11-2011, 07:10 PM
WELCOME DAVID WEST!! I Hope ur as excited to be here as we are to have u!

Day-V
12-11-2011, 07:11 PM
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You're all welcome.



EDIT: Don't lie, a good portion of you hit the play button and proceeded to read the rest of this thread. You know you did.

CooperManning
12-11-2011, 07:14 PM
2012 Playoffs, round 1: 3rd seed Boston Celtics vs. 6th seed Indiana Pacers. Show the Celtics what they missed out on, Mr. West.

imawhat
12-11-2011, 07:14 PM
Welcome David! From his wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_West_%28basketball%29#Indiana_Pacers) page:

West is extremely interested in "black history, philosophy and various societal issues" and has been cited by Chris Paul as being the smartest New Orleans Hornets player.<sup id="cite_ref-5" class="reference">[6] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_West_%28basketball%29#cite_note-5)</sup>
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West graduated from Xavier with a bachelor of arts degree in Communications. He is also an accomplished musician who plays the tuba (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuba).



He and his wife, Lesley, have one daughter, Dasia,<sup id="cite_ref-6" class="reference">[7] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_West_%28basketball%29#cite_note-6)</sup> and one son, David Benjamin.<sup id="cite_ref-7" class="reference">[8] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_West_%28basketball%29#cite_note-7)</sup>


West also loves to make mixtapes for his teammates, saying that it is a healthy habit that keeps him "in the house and off [his] feet".<sup id="cite_ref-autogenerated1_1-1" class="reference">[2] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_West_%28basketball%29#cite_note-autogenerated1-1)</sup>
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West comes from a family of above-average height. His mother, Harriet, is 6 feet (1.8 m) tall (1.83 m), while his father, Amos, is 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m).


West has a Xavier "X" tattooed on his arm which displays, on either side, "My life, my way".<sup id="cite_ref-8" class="reference">[9] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_West_%28basketball%29#cite_note-8)</sup> The X is a tribute to his alma mater Xavier University.


Awesome.

PacersHomer
12-11-2011, 07:17 PM
I'll ignore the unfortunate Xavier part. Welcome, David!

Day-V
12-11-2011, 07:18 PM
2012 Playoffs, round 1: 3rd seed Boston Celtics vs. 6th seed Indiana Pacers. Show the Celtics what they missed out on, Mr. West.

I'm thinking more of a 4 vs 5 series.

pezasied182
12-11-2011, 07:19 PM
Signing West makes us such a better offensive team immediately. I'm excited to see how Collison and West work together. Wooooot

Anthem
12-11-2011, 07:20 PM
I'm thinking more of a 4 vs 5 series.
Heck yeah. With us having home-court advantage. :D

Anthem
12-11-2011, 07:21 PM
West comes from a family of above-average height. His mother, Harriet, is 6 feet (1.8 m) tall (1.83 m), while his father, Amos, is 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m).
Awesome. I'm 6'5" and my wife is 6'1". Maybe we can have a future NBA player. :D

Steagles
12-11-2011, 07:22 PM
West = Ticket to face a west team in a playoff series. I hope. WELCOME, DAVID!

ilive4sports
12-11-2011, 07:24 PM
Whoa, just got a chance to check PD at work and I see this and the eagles won? Sweet deal! Welcome david

Pacer Fan
12-11-2011, 07:24 PM
:dance: Great to have you as a Indiana Pacers, David West! :dance:

Sparhawk
12-11-2011, 07:35 PM
Awesome. I'm 6'5" and my wife is 6'1". Maybe we can have a future NBA player. :D

I actually thought that when I married my wife. I'm only 5'10, but my wife is 5'7. Her family is pretty tall. Her dad is like 6'6".

If I get a son that will be 6'3", he could be a great baseball player, and NFL player, or an NBA point guard.

Oh, and welcome to the team David West!

Richard_Skull
12-11-2011, 07:40 PM
Welcome D-Dub.

And keep things civil with our Cinci gaurd :)

Sparhawk
12-11-2011, 07:41 PM
Welcome D-Dub.

And keep things civil with our Cinci gaurd :)

haha good point.

Winner
12-11-2011, 07:45 PM
Here we come 47 win season! Welcome David!!!

NuffSaid
12-11-2011, 07:47 PM
Thank God for a trace that fell threw and for once the Pacers were able to capitalize on it.

Pacers Gains so far this season:

David West - PF (Welcome Aboard! Didn't think we'd land him though)
Jeff Pendergraph - PF
George Hill - Combo Guard

Pacers Losses:

Dunleavy - Signs w/Bucks
TJ Ford - Signs w/Spurs

Eventual Losses:

McRoberts - Still a FA; will likely sign elsewhere :(
Posey - Likely amnesty victim
S. Jones - FA

Re-Acquisitions:

Jeff Foster (will retire a Pacer)

Roster Make-up:

Likely Starter/Reserve

Hibbert/Foster - C
West/Hansborough - PF
Granger/P. George - SF
G. Hill/L. Stevenson - SG
Collison/Price - PG

Bench:

Pendergraph - PF/C
D. Jones - SF/SG
BRush - SG

I like this new direction the Pacers appear to be head. Tough-minded players with tons of potential who will push each other hard to bring their "A" game each night!

Can't wait for the 2011-2012 season to start!!

mildlysane
12-11-2011, 08:29 PM
Welcome! Best West in the East. At this rate, I may have to change my avatar again.

Shade
12-11-2011, 08:34 PM
David West IS walking through that door.

LoneGranger33
12-11-2011, 08:34 PM
He's also the 3rd most influential NBAer from lovely Teaneck, New Jersey (in scenic Bergen County!). After Coach Lawrence Frank and...Commissioner David Stern.

quinnthology
12-11-2011, 08:35 PM
It is what it is.

gummy
12-11-2011, 09:35 PM
Woot, woot!

jeffg-body
12-11-2011, 10:04 PM
Welcome to Indy David West. This is where most players come here with false expectations about living in Indiana and end up staying because of the community.

LA_Confidential
12-11-2011, 10:52 PM
Welcome aboard David West. Glad to have you as a solid veteran addition.

owl
12-11-2011, 11:04 PM
First of all I want to say welcome the D West. I am pleased that he is coming to the Pacers. I am sure most everyone has noticed a trend with Bird and the type of players he is bringing in. Mature,driven, hard nosed and want to win. I was starting to wonder if everyone was just going to go to the big markets. D West will definitely improve the talent on the Pacers. The beauty of the type players Bird is getting is teamwork will be better and that is a necessity to be truly competetive.