You know how hippos are made out to be sweet and silly, like big cows, but are actually extremely dangerous and can kill you with stunning brutality? The Pacers are the NBA's hippos....Matt Moore CBS Sports....
If the NBA leaves it up to me, there won't be any Pacers suspended.
Roy got attacked four times and only drew two Ts. That shows admirable restraint. He got more Ts than anyone else not because he was the aggressor but because of the number of people attacking him. That's not in his control or his fault.
If anyone gets suspended it should be the Warriors players that escalated the situation by coming after Roy.
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Roy Hibbert said his mom wasn't happy that he got into an altercation Tuesday. He was also concerned that there was a little fan nearby.
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Hibbert looked video & was very concerned for the young fans sitting courtside. "We love our fans. Don't want to scare them away."
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Hibbert said he gave his side of the story to the NBA this AM..His mom told him he should've just walked away. Roy also apologized to fans.— Scott Agness (@ScottAgness) 27 febbraio 2013
Am I the only one that heard this yesterday night and all you could do is and then flashback to what and where you were when you heard/saw the Pistons/Pacers brawl?
I know that I am overreacting to what happened.....but listening to the game on the radio....I just and shook my head.
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I get the whole "he needs to walk away" but how can that actually happen when you're on a basketball court? Hibbert was removed from the situation, until Curry decided he was gonna grab him. Unless you expect Roy to run away to the bench then there's not much else he can do.
Last edited by Since86; 02-27-2013 at 03:47 PM.
JMHO, Roy Hibbert is a well mannered and well taught/raised young man who has every reason to be admired. It will be a travesty if he is suspended and no GSW players are. That being said, the real inequity of the NBA's "punishment" will probably be Warriors players out against the Knicks and Pacer players out against the Clippers. This will, in effect, double punish the Pacers and the Warriors by costing them a loss and gaining their opposition a win. IMO, if there are to be sanctions against teams for losing control, it should be assessed when the 2 teams play each other again. This Crap of punishing the innocent and rewarding the teams who had nothing to do with the altercation is just unfair and stupid! Fine the players for the game in which they were punished and move along.
The last 3-4 games have been a little chippy. Frankly I believe my lovely wife is right. These teams are not used to losing to the Pacers and don't like the fact that we are playing GOOD, physical basketball.
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430 PM EST and not a peep from on high yet. I guess that means the Warriors are safe for sure. Hope it is a good sign for us as well.
I haven't read thru the thread yet but I have to correct a point (assuming I read this correctly)... Nobody was booing Sjax prior to the brawl. He'd only been a Pacer for a few games at that point (had we even played 10 games yet? ...was it even 5 games?). We hardly knew him as a Pacer and were winning... Everybody was still in the honeymoon period from players to coaches to fans.
And a question... Was Curry trying to have at it with Roy or was he just trying to hold Roy back? I thought it looked like he was just trying to push and keep Roy back and Roy would have none of it. Probably not a Warrior's place to be holding a Pacer back but I didn't really come away from it thinking Curry was picking a fight with Hibbert.
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Crap as soon as I speak, word from on high is that Mr. Lee is out tonight for the Dubs. Roy is almost certainly out tomorrow then.
Yeah sorry thought that was clear by me saying word from on high.
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