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    From the Star:


    July 16, 2008


    Four new Pacers won't look back

    By Mike Wells
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    What happened on and off the court to the Indiana Pacers is in the past -- according to the new players the franchise acquired in trades last month.

    The new focus is on the present, which includes ending a two-year hiatus from the playoffs.

    "I think this is a change for all of us and we all want to be part of the change," new point guard T.J. Ford said today. "The changing of the views of Indiana Pacers basketball and we're to continue to get the fans back in the building. ... We want to give them our best effort every night, every day in practice and definitely surprise a lot of people in the NBA and show them that Pacers basketball is back."

    Ford, Jarrett Jack, former Carmel High School star Josh McRoberts and Maceo Baston were introduced at a news conference at Conseco Fieldhouse today. Rookies Brandon Rush and Roy Hibbert were introduced Tuesday.

    "I'm speechless having a chance to have a dream come true," McRoberts said. "To be up here, to be an Indiana Pacer. I'm very excited and looking forward to getting the season started and bringing back great pride that's here in Indiana."
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    Default Re: Ford, Jack, McRoberts, etc press conference (blurb by Wells)

    Ol' McBob doesn't sound very douche'y in that quote.

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    Default Re: Ford, Jack, McRoberts, etc press conference (blurb by Wells)

    I hope McBob makes me look like a moron when all is said and done. (He wouldn't be the first.)

    But quite honestly what else would you expect the Indiana native to say?

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    Default Re: Ford, Jack, McRoberts, etc press conference (blurb by Wells)

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    I hope McBob makes me look like a moron when all is said and done. (He wouldn't be the first.)

    But quite honestly what else would you expect the Indiana native to say?
    This is what he should have said:

    "I'm speechless having a chance to have a dream come true," McRoberts said. "To be up here, to be a Fort Wayne Mad Ant. I'm very excited and looking forward to getting the season started and bringing back great pride that's here in Fort Wayne."

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    Default Re: Ford, Jack, McRoberts, etc press conference (blurb by Wells)

    I'm glad that he's happy to be here. Now he still needs to make the team.

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    I hope McBob makes me look like a moron when all is said and done. (He wouldn't be the first.)

    But quite honestly what else would you expect the Indiana native to say?
    "I am very sorry for the huge mistake that I made by not attending an Indiana college. I can't justify my reasoning for signing with a hated out of state rival. I will hence forth rectify the situation by committing seppoku during half time of the home opener to ease the great shame I have brought to Indiana basketball and the state as a whole."




    Something like that.

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    Default Re: Ford, Jack, McRoberts, etc press conference (blurb by Wells)

    Meh. I could care less about what college he went to. I wouldn't be angry if we went and got Oden or Conley.

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    Default Re: Ford, Jack, McRoberts, etc press conference (blurb by Wells)

    It was McRoberts' own personal decision to go to Duke and frankly it annoys me that people think just because he is from Indiana he is OBLIGATED to go to an Indiana college. That is not the case. Unless you're living McRoberts' life you have no authority to tell or even suggest where he should have went to school.

    And this is coming from someone who hates Duke with a passion.
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    Default Re: Ford, Jack, McRoberts, etc press conference (blurb by Wells)

    from our beloved travmil on the Indystar article:

    I'd settle for staying off the police blotter, then worry about the playoffs.
    Ha. I thought all this was behind us. It's now time to focus on winning.

    I'm a little disappointed in him.

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    Ford rockin' the 5, though wouldn't be surprised if it'll be 11 opening day

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    Default Re: Ford, Jack, McRoberts, etc press conference (blurb by Wells)

    I have no idea if McRoberts can play in the NBA or not. But for the narrow minded IU fans to hold it against him for not going to IU is absurd.

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    Default Re: Ford, Jack, McRoberts, etc press conference (blurb by Wells)

    Is there a narrow minded IU fan holding it against him in this thread? I don't think he's that good. It's not like I'd be doing backflips if the Pacers signed Calbert Cheaney or traded for Jared Jeffries.

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    I have no idea if McRoberts can play in the NBA or not. But for the narrow minded IU fans to hold it against him for not going to IU is absurd.
    Agreed.

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    Hopefully they'll have the rest of the press conference on Pacers.com this afternoon.
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    Default Re: Ford, Jack, McRoberts, etc press conference (blurb by Wells)

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    I have no idea if McRoberts can play in the NBA or not. But for the narrow minded IU fans to hold it against him for not going to IU is absurd.
    I believe you are referring to Purdue fans. IU fans would NEVER be so narrow minded............................................ .............................

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    Default Re: Ford, Jack, McRoberts, etc press conference (blurb by Wells)

    I like how this has gotten off topic to an IU vs. Duke vs. Purdue thread...

    At least McBob is excited to be back home. I just hope he uses that excitement to bring out some good basketball.

    There, end of story.

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    Mike Davis vs Mike Krzyzewski

    Not really a tough call, unfortunately.....
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    People will you please stop insulting Josh Mc Roberts. The kid was a very good high school player at Carmel. He was not a superstar. He played excellent team basketball. It is not his fault that rivals.com ranked him the best player in the country his senior year. I do not care he went to Duke. I am not upset Zeller, May, or Montross went to North Carolina either. I wish him the best of luck and feel that O'Brien's system will fit his style of play. Our roster is not a finished product yet, so lets see what happens b/f we cut him from the TEAM.

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    Default Re: Ford, Jack, McRoberts, etc press conference (blurb by Wells)

    So wait, we're not gonna get video footage of either conference? What's that all about? Bin Laden has a better AV department.

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    anybody that knows josh, knows that he's a little *****

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    Default Re: Ford, Jack, McRoberts, etc press conference (blurb by Wells)

    That's easy to say on the internet.
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    just 3 years ago, josh was at carmel high school. is it really that far-fetched that many of the members on this board have met or know josh?

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    Default Re: Ford, Jack, McRoberts, etc press conference (blurb by Wells)

    The presser and transcript are up on pacers.com.......................

    http://www.nba.com/pacers/news/movement_hq_2008.html

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    anybody that knows josh, knows that he's a little *****
    I'm pretty sure I was too at 17 or 18.

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    I have no idea if McRoberts can play in the NBA or not. But for the narrow minded IU fans to hold it against him for not going to IU is absurd.
    You are over-simplifying the reasons people dislike him.

    Didn't he also fail to win the Mr. Basketball award for best Indiana high school player, so he then refused to try out for the all-star team that plays against KY high-schoolers every year, in which all team slots except for Mr. Basketball are determined by try-outs?

    It's this prima-donna personna that spawns most of the dislike.

    Then in college he was such a whiner and flopper that fans of other teams really grew to dislike him. That had nothing to do with disgruntled IU fans too.

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