At the half-time, after the God awful kiss the pig segment, the Indiana Pacers paid tribute to the living members of the Indiana chapter of the Tuskegee airmen.
There was a group of about 12 members present.
They recieved a well deserved standing ovation from the crowd.
The reason I mention this is because I think it's important to point out that only three players from either team took the time to stand & clap while the rest of them did layup drills.
Al Harrington & Reggie Miller of the Indiana Pacers both clapped.
& for all of the bashing he takes for some of his antics & lack of heart Vince Carter earned a heaping dose of respect from me because he is the only player that actually stopped running, stood & applauded. He went right back to the layup line but he did stop.
Truth be told every person in that fieldhouse should have marched to the floor & hoisted them up on our shoulders & celebrated true hero's.
But the franchise deserves credit for recognizing these men.