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02-27-2012, 11:53 PM
Roy Hibbert: "Acting is something I would like to do when my career is over"
All-Star, Indiana Pacers, Roy Hibbert


What do you think has been the key for your growth as a player to become an All-Star?

Roy Hibbert: Just knowing that hard work pays off. You're not always gonna have a media impact, so it takes time.

Dropping weight was a key thing too, I guess.

RH: I dropped weight last year, I put on like 15 pounds of muscle this summer. So I think I'm more of a banger than a quick guy, so I'm good with that.

Can you talk a little bit about the coaching change last year?

RH: The Jim O'Brien thing wasn't working for us. He's a good coach, he had success with other teams he coached, he gave me a chance to be a starting center in this league, but it just wasn't working out. The coach we have now, Frank Vogel, he's being great. He's really vocal and really hands-on.
What would be a realistic goal for the Pacers this year?

RH: Deep in the playoffs. Then we'll go from there.

Would you add anything to your team right now?

RH: I think we're great. Whatever Larry [Bird] wants to do he can do... Probably he's going to bring another center [laughs].
You negotiated a potential contract extension this season. Were you disappointed that you didn't get one?
RH: No, my agent, myself we talked over some things. We wanted to get a different deal, so we're gonna wait till the summer to figure that out.

Were those stressful days for you?

RH: No, I leave that things to my agent. I know what type of player I am, what I bring to the table and hopefully Indiana will reward me. I just want something that is fair for both sides.
What kind of deal are you shooting for?

RH: I don't want to get into that. It's up to my agent. You'll find out when I'll find out.

I guess Indy would be your first option...

RH: Oh yeah, I wanna stay in Indiana. I love the town, the fans, everybody.

You did a little bit of acting in Parks and Recreation. How was the experience?

RH: It was great, the hardest thing to do was remembering lines... It's something I would like to do when my career is over.

Did you have any doubts about staying four years in college?

RH: There were people saying I was stupid for staying in college for four years, that I lost a opportunity... But I felt I had a great chance to develop my game, develop mentally, graduate and get my degree.



02-28-2012, 12:00 AM
i mean.. i guess he could play a basketball player

02-28-2012, 12:08 AM
I bet he could do it, he's big Roy!

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02-28-2012, 12:15 AM
There aren't a lot of roles for 7 foot 2 inch black men. Wilt only found one that I know of....:cool:

02-28-2012, 12:30 AM
i mean.. i guess he could play a basketball player

Two words: Roger. Murdock.

02-28-2012, 01:12 AM
Well, if they ever need someone for the remake of Game of Death, maybe that's the role he was born to play?

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02-28-2012, 02:12 AM
i mean.. i guess he could play a basketball player

comedy sitcoms man ...

02-28-2012, 02:15 AM
Bond Villain?

02-28-2012, 02:36 AM
Well, if they ever need someone for the remake of Game of Death,

This would be more offensive to great legacies than George Lucas writing and directing a Jar Jar spinoff.

02-28-2012, 05:20 AM
I love Roy Hibbert. We're the luckiest fan base ever. Really. Not every fan base can say they'd love to hang out with everyone of their local players. haha I mean I know over the last 8 years the number of Pacers players I actually liked was very low.

02-28-2012, 05:41 AM
Thanks for the interview. Don't think about acting too soon Roy. We got Championships to win:happydanc

02-28-2012, 10:06 AM
Well this sucks. He's obviously signing with LA after this season.

02-28-2012, 10:23 AM
Kazaam II.....

02-28-2012, 11:09 AM
I think he could be a good actor. Maybe not a lot of roles for him, but he could be a supporting character or have a lesser role.

02-28-2012, 11:21 AM

02-28-2012, 11:26 AM
i can see Hibbert starring in "the tragedy of jim o'brien" in the big apple...

seriously though, i can see Hibbert doing some acting. he has the personality.