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HENDERSON, RUDEZ AND ZELLER BRING NBA BASKETBALL TO EUROPEAN YOUTH IN 15TH YEAR OF BASKETBALL WITHOUT BORDERS

  The NBA and FIBA announced today that Gerald Henderson, Damjan Rudez, and Cody Zeller will join Ex NBA players Jorge Garbajosa (Spain), Vladimir Radmanovic (Serbia) and Hanno Mottola (Finland), as well as WNBA Legend Amaya Valdemoro (Spain), to lead the 50 campers from more than 25 European countries who will travel to the first Basketball without Bordersn Europe camp in Gran...
Via The Lottery Mafia
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pacers GM shares Larry Bird quote of the day: 'I would have really hated to guard me'

You can probably find people in the history of the greater basketball profession who were or are as confident as The Legend himself, Larry Bird. But someone more confident than Bird? That'd be a tall order.So if you work with Bird in the Indiana Pacers front office, you're likely exposed to that legendary confidence on a daily basis. And on Tuesday, Pacers general manager Kevin Pritchard...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pacers center Roy Hibbert trains in Brazilian jiu-jitsu at legendary Gracie family academy

It's a bit cliche to compare the battles that happen between NBA big men down in the paint to physical combat, but there's a certain kernel of truth to the notion. The constant jostling for position and active use of hands makes post play one of the hardest aspects of professional basketball to officiate, and anyone who claims the NBA isn't a contact sport isn't paying attention...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pacers to work out big man Stanko Barac this offseason

Stanko Barac was acquired by the Indiana Pacers from the Miami Heat during the 2007 NBA Draft, where he was selected with the 39th overall pick. He has yet to make an appearance in the NBA, and has been focusing on his career over seas. That looks like it will change, as Barac has now shifted his attention to coming to the NBA next season. According to a report from RealGM.com...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pacers To Work Out Unsigned Acquisition Stanko Barac

The Indiana Pacers will bring unsigned draft acquisition Stanko Barac to Indianapolis for mini-camp workouts in June, league sources told RealGM. Barac, a 7-foot-2 center out of Croatia, turned his attention this year toward making the leap into the NBA. He signed a deal with Cedevita in the Euroleague midway through the season, gradually improving his play. Barac went to the Miami...
Via RealGM
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Indiana Pacers: The Perfect Offseason

(Source: Andy Lyons/Getty Images North America) By Josh Morgan: VP and Director of Content at Hoopstuff… Indiana Pacers: The Perfect Offseason By Josh Morgan: VP and Director of Content at Hoopstuff… Last season was one to forget for the Indiana Pacers. There was the gruesome and heart wrenching leg injury Paul George suffered during the World Cup scrimmage, Lance Stephenson...
Via HoopStuff
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacers Big Man Roy Hibbert Leanring Jiu-Jitsu at the Legendary Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy

Speed has never been a part of Indiana Pacers big man Roy Hibbert's game. At 7'2" and 291 pounds that is understandable. Every team he has ever played on has wanted him to use  that massive frame to fight for position under the basket, set picks, box people out and flat out get in the way of those quick little guys.So why is he taking classes at the Legendary Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy...
Via FatManWriting
3 days ago  |  Discuss

So 7’2″ Roy Hibbert Is Trying His Hand At Jiu-Jitsu

Roy Hibbert is a monster of a man. It appears he’s trying to become an even bigger physical presence by picking up a few moves…of the martial arts variety. The Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy posted a video of the Indiana Pacers big man taking his very first Jiu-Jitsu class and it appears things are going smoothly… So Roy Hibbert [&hellip The post So 7’2″ Roy Hibbert Is...
Via No Coast Bias
4 days ago  |  Discuss

#TBT: Pacers coach Vogel was on David Letterman in 1986

Frank Vogel is good at pulling off complicated tricks. With a roster full of almost countless injuries and declining veteran talent, the Indiana Pacers head coach kept his men on a strong enough system all season to almost crack the 2015 NBA Playoffs.Ultimately, the Pacers simply didn't have the horses. But the impressive showing from the team, under terrible circumstances, helped...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Indiana Pacers 2015-16 roster analysis – Part 2

As the Indiana Pacers look to rebound next season, each of their players will need to adapt to fit an updated role for the 2015-16 season. In Part 1 of this three-part series, I already discussed what George Hill, Paul George, C.J. Miles, David West, and Roy Hibbert will need to do. Now it’s time to look at what five more Pacers players need to do to fit into their updated role...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Post-Lottery Mock Draft: Who Should the Pacers Select?

PACERS LOTTERY SPOT NUMBER ELEVEN Now that the lottery has concluded, analysts and NBA executives have a better idea of which prospect will be selected where.  With that in mind, TopSportsReport decided to run an NBA Mock Draft today. Find out who Gavin Felix projects to join Paul George, George Hill, and Roy Hibbert as the newest member of the Indiana Pacers. NBA Mock Draft Link...
Via TopSportsReport
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Larry Bird Believes Willie Cauley-Stein Is A $100M Player

Willie Cauley-Stein met with Larry Bird of the Indiana Pacers and the Hall of Famer didn't hide how highly he rates him. Cauley-Stein emerged as one of the best defensive players in college basketball this season. "'I think you’re a $100 million dollar player.’ I hear that and I’m like, ‘Really?!’" said Cauley-Stein about comments made to him by Bird. The Pacers believe...
Via RealGM
12 days ago  |  Discuss

RealGM Radio: Pacers' Director of International Scouting Pete Philo

In this episode, host Daniel Leroux (@DannyLeroux) talks with Pete Philo, the Director of International Scouting for the Indiana Pacers and the President of TPG Sports Group. The two discuss his role with the Pacers, the challenges in NBA personnel scouting and the TPG Sports Group’s Pro Scout School, which is coming to Las Vegas in July. Click here to listen or download. You can...
Via RealGM
15 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Indiana Pacers can become contenders again

The 2014-2015 NBA season wasn’t kind to the Indiana Pacers. After two straight years among the best teams in the Eastern Conference, the team was decimated by injuries. Indiana suffered 219 total missed games due to injury over the course of the season. Paul George alone made up for 76 of those missed games. To start off the year, Roy Hibbert was the only returning starter for...
Via isportsweb.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul George donates $10,000 for young fan’s wheelchair-accessible van

Indiana Pacers star Paul George went recently went above and beyond to help make the life of a young fan with cerebral palsy just a little bit easier. George on Sunday donated $10,000 to a charitable drive on a GoFundMe account to help pay for a wheelchair-accessible van for the family of 10-year-old Daisy Esterline....Read More The post Paul George donates $10,000 for young fan’s...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacers’ 2014-2015 over, look toward next season

View image | gettyimages.com Well that was disappointing. After teasing us from the brink of elimination with a 6-game winning streak, the Pacers’ Cinderella charge towards the postseason came crashing down to reality tonight against the Memphis Grizzlies. I knew they were going to be running on fumes after that double-OT win over the Wizards last night, so there was cause...
Via Pacers Pulse
April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Beware The Indiana Pacers If They Make The Playoffs

If the Indiana Pacers get into the playoffs, they’ll defeat the Atlanta Hawks. Book it, paste it, favorite it, or Instaface it. It’s going down. The kicker to that statement is the “if” portion, as wild a juxtaposition from one year to the next in the NBA as you’ll ever see. This time last season, the Pacers were scuffling around with the Eastern Conference’s best record...
Via Crossover Chronicles
April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Thabo Sefolosha suffers broken leg during arrest

Thabo Sefolosha suffered a season-ending injury the night he was arrested during an incident at a New York club that saw three people stabbed, including Pacers forward Chris Copeland. Sefolosha and Atlanta Hawks teammate Pero Antic were arrested for resisting arrest and making it difficult for officers to set up a crime scene after the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Copeland apologizes for being out late at time of stabbing

Indiana Pacers forward Chris Copeland reportedly is in stable condition following surgery after sustaining stab wounds to his abdomen and left elbow stemming from an incident outside of New York nightclub 1 Oak early Wednesday morning. While Copeland is a victim in the incident, he nevertheless decided to issue a statement apologizing for putting himself...Read More The post Chris...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Alleged details of Chris Copeland's stabbing emerge

Indiana Pacers forward Chris Copeland did nothing to antagonize his attacker or instigate a fight before he was stabbed outside a nightclub in New York City early Wednesday morning, at least according to one report. Jared Zwerling of Bleacher Report has provided more of the alleged details from the incident that resulted in Copeland being...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Pacers' Chris Copeland stabbed at New York nightclub

Indiana Pacers forward Chris Copeland was reportedly stabbed in the midsection during an altercation at a nightclub in New York City early Wednesday morning. According to the NY Daily News, Copeland’s wife was slashed and another woman was also stabbed after the melee broke out. The argument allegedly occurred as Copeland was leaving 1 OAK...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss
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