Next year should be extremely telling as to what our immediate future is with this franchise. Was this the flash in the pan, or are we about to take the Eastern conference by force?
Charles Barkley just talked about all the big women in SA on Weight Watchers...haha man they don't let people like Charles on TV anymore.
The fact that we took the ECF to 7 games is pretty amazing considering that our bench is probably one of the worst ever. Also, the fans are back...
I believe in this team, because we are a rarity in the NBA now, no superstar, yet we take the best reg. season team to 7 games, future looks pretty bright to me.
The Lost Season
I. Want. Jarrett. Jack. That would be weird though, Jack and Danny starting for the Pacers couple years ago, now coming off the bench
Who are the FA point guards we can afford?
If we could somehow get Goran Dragic out of lottery hell in Phx...
Oh, by the way guys... DJ AUGUSTIN IS OFFICIALLY OFF OF OUR PAYROLL!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Lost Season
I know it is popular to hate on Lebron for every conceivable thing here...but I am very impressed with his maturity.
Lance flashed him the choke sign last year, did his very best to antagonize and **** him off all series and they were both respectful after the game, it looked like Lebron was even giving him encouragement/some respect.
Cherish this loss, boys.
It's the last time the Indiana Pacers get knocked out of the playoffs like this.
Next year, no injuries, no 20-point deficits, no "maybe we can't"s.
Remember how well mostly everyone bounced back from losing to Miami last year?
Paul's All-star emergence. Lance's development phenomenon. West showing his injury was a fluke.
These guys are just going to get so much better next year.
Also, this is the last time the Miami Heat win like this (except maybe against the Bucks).
Every NBA team is building to beat them. This season and playoffs were filled with electricity.
Next season is gonna be nuclear.
I'm so proud of our team! Yes, it was a tough loss last night, but we made it farther than we did last year. We grew, we improved, and with some adjustments to our bench I believe we can come back stronger next season.
Thank you Pacers!! Thank you for a fun and memorable season! I haven't been this emotionally invested in the Pacers since the 90s. I went to quite a few Pacers games this year and enjoyed every single one. I love watching us play good, clean basketball as a solid team!
I seriously can't wait until next season!!
THANK YOU PACERS!!!
(In other news: Go San Antonio!! Destroy the Heat!!)
“Take nothing away from their Big Three, what they have going, but we’ll take a big five any day. That’s what we have.”- Paul George
"The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results."
- Benjamin Franklin
Walsh had very little to nothing to do with our run this year. About as much as Mike Davis did with the 2002 Hoosiers. This is still Larry Bird's team.
Walsh gave up too much for Carmelo in New York, overpaid an old Jason Kidd, drafted some guy that now plays for the Tulsa 66ers over Lance Stephenson, etc. I respect Walsh for building the Pacers in the 90's but he has lost his touch and needs to hang them up. It happens to the best of us.
Last edited by idioteque; 06-04-2013 at 08:53 AM.
Plus there is the whole thing about how this team drastically began to improve once Walsh got out of the way in 2008.
Did Walsh do a good job at putting together a team 20 years ago? Certainly. Bill Polian also did a good job for a long time, but that didn't prevent him from getting fired. You don't stay great forever.
Last edited by Sollozzo; 06-04-2013 at 10:35 AM.
What's the status of Larry Bird? Do the rumors say he is or isn't coming back?
A couple things:
-I was at game 7, it was 99.6% Heat fans but the few Pacer fans I met were awesome.
-I wore my jersey and got heckled for it but I was proud to say I was a pacers fan.
As for the board, I feel like some of you need to realize being passionate and realistic about whats going on does not make someone a bad fan or a bandwagon fan. It simply means that they like to show their passion. Not everyone shows their passion the same way and usually people that are more passionate than others show it when things aren't going smoothly, it doesn't mean we like the team any less it just means we want the team to feel our pain in what were watching, obviously the team doesn't read the board but you get my point. Turning off the game early does not make you a bad fan, it hurts to see your team play poorly. So enough of the bandwagon talk I'm pretty sure anyone that took the time to get registered on this board is a legit pacers fan, considering how long that takes.
Sure up the bench, get Granger back and maybe a true PG and this team is ready even if we stick with Hill I think we can win it, with smart basketball and lo turnovers.
David Beckham, Flo rida and J Biebs were at the game, all happy to be there except for this: