My fave is GHill by far.
My fave is GHill by far.
I have to go with Danny. He has been everything you want in a player that is not a superstar.
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Ok someone has to vote for CJ, or I am changing my vote to him!
Can't vote really because I like all of them and this is probably my favorite Pacers team (okay, the late 90's team is still 1a, and this one is 1b).
Reggie is still my favorite Pacer, and until one of these guys do something special this year or in the coming years especially in the playoffs, I may have to change my favorite pick.
My favorite player is Danny. He will always be my favorite until he retires. David West has always been my 2nd even when he was with thr Hornets. With that said I love THE PACERS though. I love everyone on this team except Solo Hill haha
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I voted Lance for pure entertainment value. But West is a close second and maybe first on some days, he is pretty consistently a force of attitude, physicality and scoring ability for us. But seriously I've never rooted for a team that had more likable guys than this one. PG, Hill, Scola, Hibbert, Danny are all very fun to watch.
If we're talking historical then a bunch of other guys are in the mix: Reggie on top, and a bunch of others like Mark Jackson, Smits, the Davises, peak Ron (pre brawl), Vern Fleming have to be in there. (edit: of the players I've actually seen play)
d-west for me. i just love the attitude he brought to this team.
It's a toss-up between George and West. I went with West because I figured everyone would pick George. West is just a pro's pro, always seems to make the savvy basketball decision, and gave this team much needed leadership and toughness.
I opened this thread for one specific reason, and I was not disappointed.
While I am here, I'll put my vote in for Big Roy. Besides his defensive and attitude, I will forever be grateful for two years in Area 55.
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This is really hard to pick. Love West, Hill, Roy, Danny, and PG. Lance just stands out to me though. Very entertaining, makes crazy plays, hard worker, and just a wild card. He's just different than most of the rest of the players.
Thank you all for voting. I voted for Roy as well. I honestly expected him to lead by more than he is. Maybe due to him being the longest tenured player other than Danny that was brought in originally by the Franchise. Our resurgence as a Franchise to me began with the JO trade that he was a part of.
I would really like to see Roy take more of a leadership role for this team. He is truly becoming a great player and at times can carry the team on his back.
Love this team top to bottom.
Hibbert's my favorite player because he is the only player absolutely necessary to get by Miami.
But I get more enjoyment out of watching Lance and Paul play the game.
Kravitz: why is Roys numbers down this year?
Bird: Well its not Lance stealing his rebounds this year.
Between PG, Hill, Granger, and Roy for me. (Probably in that order). I voted for PG.
I really like this team though.
Man that is just a tough spot to be in. There isn't one single player on this team that I do not like. I don't know how long it has been since I have been able to say that truly, but really, I love this entire team and their performance not only on the court but off of it too. True class acts round the table.
So that makes me default to who I believe will eventually be the best Pacer in the history of the franchise, my man Paul George.
Thinking about a thread like this just makes me sad to think we may lose some of these players we have developed
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I'm a little surprised at the results. It was a hard choice for me between Roy and Danny. I chose Roy because I really like the way he's put in the work to better himself since he college days and early days here and I think he's the most important player we have when it comes to winning. I thought PG would get the most votes by a wide margin followed by Lance just because people tend to go for flashier players. I'll always like Danny and follow him if he leaves here next season. He's a class act player that did all he could for this franchise in some tough times. If he has to leave I hope it's with a ring.
Since I like the whole team pretty equally, I chose based on my favorite position. Starting Point Guard.