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    I know i am new here but I wanted my first post to be on a subject I have thought long about. Reggie Miller carried Indiana through the 90's. Then, toward the end of reggie's career, Peyton Manning took over as the next great Indiana sports hero. Now we are in a crossroad on who will step up and carry the torch for this great state. I honestly believe that Paul George has all the tools to put basketball back on top! I would like to get everyone's opinion on this subject and thank you for your time!

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    I know i am new here but I wanted my first post to be on a subject I have thought long about. Reggie Miller carried Indiana through the 90's. Then, toward the end of reggie's career, Peyton Manning took over as the next great Indiana sports hero. Now we are in a crossroad on who will step up and carry the torch for this great state. I honestly believe that Paul George has all the tools to put basketball back on top! I would like to get everyone's opinion on this subject and thank you for your time!
    If Andrew Luck lives up to the hype, then he'll be the biggest sports star in Indiana...

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    I love Paul George as much as anyone, and yet I don't see him ever becoming a hero. I mean he's at best the 4th best player on a good team. First he would have to become the pacers best player and then lead us somewhere in Reggie like fashion

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    I think Danny has been vastly underappreciated. He's not Reggie, but he's the best damn thing that's happened to the Pacers in a long time and he's finally getting a decent supporting cast.

    But, yes, PG still has the potential but the question is: When will he put it all together and turn the corner when it comes to ball-handling and breaking his man down and creating his own shot?

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    I think Danny has been vastly underappreciated. He's not Reggie, but he's the best damn thing that's happened to the Pacers in a long time and he's finally getting a decent supporting cast.

    But, yes, PG still has the potential but the question is: When will he put it all together and turn the corner when it comes to ball-handling and breaking his man down and creating his own shot?
    Totally agree. Why are we still talking about ball handling with Paul? That is one of the most correctable things in basketball if you are willing to put in the work.

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    I know I'm a new member here and I wasn't sure what I should write for my very first post, so I figured I would discuss something I have thought about for a while now...Reggie Miller carried the Indiana Pacers through the 90's and then toward the end of his career a guy named Peyton Manning to the helm as the top Indiana sports athlete and I was just wondering now that Peyton is gone and Andrew luck still has all the growing pains to go through...is it now Paul George's time to shine? Can he bring the Indiana Pacers back to the top of Indiana sports? I think he has all the tools and the right teamates around him to really shine but the question is...Will he? Thanks for your time and thanks for letting me join Pacers Digest...looking forward to great Indiana Pacers discussions!!!!

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    Sorry I just realized all of my previous posts and threads were finally added....Please disregard this thread and Sorry again!!! Admin. Please delete this!!!!!!!!

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    Paul George has the tools and potential to be a very good two-way player, but I don't think he's going to be our franchise player for years to come. Granger made some huge leaps a few years ago and I think George's best case is doing these same leaps, but that won't be enough for what you describe (if I understood you correctly)
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    I think Luck probably has the inside track at this point.

    As far as Pacers go, I honestly think Roy has a better shot than Paul. He has already endeared himself to the fans and embraced the city more than any Pacer since JO.
    Make no mistake, both are great for this franchise, but if you're asking me who is more likely to be a perennial AS, face of franchise, top 2 or 3 at his position for the next 6 years, I'd have to go with Hibbert.

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    I still think Paul George would make a nice SF someday. But he hasn't shown that he's ready to make Granger expendable.

    Although, I suppose that if West leaves after this season (which would disappoint me, A LOT), maybe George, Granger and Hibbert are the starting front court?
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    This is Paul's 3rd year coming up, so I think we'll all be able to answer your question by season end if he is going to be "the guy". I think he has more potential then Reggie in a big way! I just don't know if Paul carries that passion, the mental toughness to win at all cost and the fear to lose.
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    Paul is still really young and he made a pretty big jump from his 1st season to his 2nd season.

    The growth and his age make me really excited about his potential.

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    Andrew Luck says hi.

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    Andrew Luck is already been chosen by the public-He is the most hyped player since Lebron. Unfortunately this is probably going to stay a Colts town even when they are going 3-13 and the Pacers are in the playoffs.
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    Andrew Luck is already been chosen by the public-He is the most hyped player since Lebron. Unfortunately this is probably going to stay a Colts town even when they are going 3-13 and the Pacers are in the playoffs.
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    I actually think Hibbert will be the guy. Everyone feeds off his energy. With more consistency, he will have quite the following.

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    Man this is fun.

    A few years ago we had a lousy team with Granger as our only hope.

    Now we can debate which really good, young player is the face of the franchise who had the 5th best record in the league.

    Life is good.

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    Totally agree. Why are we still talking about ball handling with Paul? That is one of the most correctable things in basketball if you are willing to put in the work.
    I sooo agree with you! Its a skill, which mean repetition (Puttin in work) solves it!

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    Yeah, I'm going to have to side with the Andrew Luck crowd on this one. I mean he's the surest fire thing I've seen at QB in a long time, whatever it is...he has it.

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    I think PG will be a superior player to Miller. I doubt he makes as many 3s or clutch shots but, overall from what I've seen I think he'll be the better all around player.
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    I think PG will be a superior player to Miller. I doubt he makes as many 3s or clutch shots but, overall from what I've seen I think he'll be the better all around player.
    That's pretty big shoes to fill. I mean he already has Miller beat defensively, who was nothing more than average in that department, but to be the #1 guy on a night in and out basis, to be one of the greatest clutch playoff performers of all time, and to put a franchise on the map....I have hopes for PG, but that's pushing it.

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    I like Luck's chances of being that Indiana sports hero at this time. I put Roy and PG right behind him just because of all of the hype around him and the expectations that is put on him regardless if it is justified or not. I will call it the Indiana sports three headed monster with Roy, PG and luck with a new era of Indy sports developing. We might not win many football games but I think we are moving in the right direction for long term success.

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    I think PG will be a superior player to Miller. I doubt he makes as many 3s or clutch shots but, overall from what I've seen I think he'll be the better all around player.
    Uhh Reggie Miller is a hall of famer, Olympian, 2nd all time in 3pt fg, 2nd at UCLA all time scoring list, 12th all time scorer in NBA history...and those are just statistics and don't touch his "legendary" clutch performances.

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    Totally agree. Why are we still talking about ball handling with Paul? That is one of the most correctable things in basketball if you are willing to put in the work.
    He's been in the league for 2 yrs. He was buried on the bench by JOB during his first and only full training camp. Last yr was a lockout shortened season that knocked our training camp. Yes ball handling is easily fixable, but it's not like PG has been playing forever lol. He's got time to improve.

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    I just hope the momentum that was built up during the playoffs keeps building and the city is still behind our Pacers.

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