Should be interesting, to say the least.
O'Neal on Letterman
Perhaps it qualifies as another example of the Pacers' changing of the guard.
Jermaine O'Neal will appear on "Late Show with David Letterman" on Thursday, a privilege once reserved for teammate Reggie Miller.
O'Neal will appear on the first of the two Thursday tapings, which will appear later that evening.
He will fly from New York to Los Angeles on a private jet that evening for the All-Star Weekend.
O'Neal joked after Tuesday's game that he was worried he might have to cancel his appearance after taking an elbow in the mouth from Eddy Curry in the second quarter.
O'Neal drew a technical foul after complaining about the lack of a foul call.
"I'll get some treatment on my lip the next 24-48 hours so I can get my lip down," he said.
"It's a chance for me to show another side of me, my ability to hold my side of the conversation with a guy like Letterman. I'm really pumped about that."
O'Neal had no hard feelings toward Curry, a fellow high school-to-NBA player who finished with 23 points on 10-of-17 shots.
"He's a guy I really like and he's really developing," O'Neal said.
O'Neal, who will start for the Eastern Conference All-Stars, goes into the break having hit just 41 of his past 109 shots.