Dear Paul and Roy,
Let me just start this out by saying that I appreciate the fact that you are both huge reasons for the simple fact that we are 51-20 right now and still one of top 5 teams (record wise at least in the NBA). I must at the very least say thank you for that, it is more pleasant in these darkest of times than being 20-51.
Now that being said, let's also recognize the fact that I think at this point the two of you need to belly up to the bar and own up to the fact that the two biggest problems in this current Pacers slump have been the two of you. You are both letting the team down.
I'm sure it probably sucks to hear that as much as it sucks for me to type it, but when was the last time either one of you really truly changed a Pacers game for the better? It feels like it has been ages. And I don't write this out of spite or to tell you that you both suck, no my message is the exact opposite. You're both better than this. You both have too much talent and have worked too hard to let yourselves and your teammates down by not getting out of this rut.
The first step to doing this is admitting that you have a problem and more specifically that you both are the problem. Roy your decision to criticize your other teammates (Paul and West not included) via a passive aggressive comment to the media where you weren't even man enough to name names, was cowardly and an act not befitting the 7'2" captain of a 50 win team. You are better than that. I think you know it, own up to it. Throw yourself on the coals. For once criticize yourself in the open. Get out of your own head, we know you tell yourself how bad you are playing but it might actually help to get it off your chest. Let it out big dawg. We all already know you have been playing like crap anyway and maybe declaring it for the world will take it out of your own mind for once.
Paul the same is true for you. Stop blaming the refs. Stop blaming a "slump". Stop sending dick pics to girls on cell phones there are plenty in Indianapolis that will look at your dick live and in the flesh I am sure. I know you are only 23 and there is a lot being asked of you, I know you just lost the guy you considered a mentor to a midseason trade. But life is not fair and your talent is so ****ing limitless that it would be a damn shame if you let either of these two things affect you.
You both have to be leaders. You are the all stars. You are the offensive and defensive leaders of this team. Start acting like it. Start playing like it. If you don't want to do it for the fans, do it for yourselves or for your teammates. ****, do it for Danny if that makes you feel better. I really don't give a **** at this point, but you're both too damn talented to get your asses handed to you like this on a nightly basis.
Roy what happened to the guy that rotated brilliantly on defense? Paul what happened to the guy who made offense look so smooth on a nightly basis that you had us all uttering your name in the same sentence as Lebron and Durant and not looking like complete imbeciles?
Those guys aren't gone, or more specifically they're only gone if both of you choose to let them leave. It's all up to you.
A disappointed, disgruntled, but still hopeful fan.