Found March 16, 2013 on
Beyond The Buzzer:
George Hill was irate following the Pacers 99-93 home loss to the Lakers on Friday night, and it wasn’t simply because they lost. Hill went on a rant ripping Pacers fans for not supporting the team enough at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse where the crowd was predominantly Lakers fans Friday evening. After losing an “important” game to LA, Hill, who said the Pacers have done their part in the community, demanded a change. According to the Indy Star: “It sucks. It was 70 (Lakers fans) – 30 (Pacers fans) out there. These are the same people that wants autographs after the game. We’re out there in the community. We’re doing our job, doing what we’re supposed to do on and off the court. Something has to change.” “They always say your fans are your sixth man and you feed off that energy. Energy is down and we turn the ball over and we’re hearing cheers. We’re missing shots and we’re hearing cheers. That kind of brings your head down cause you know you’re at home. It shouldn’t be like
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Which is more disappointing? The Indiana Pacers losing to the Kobe Bryant-less Los Angeles Lakers or the sold-out Bankers Life Fieldhouse looking like the Staples Center.
Point guard George Hill made sure the media was aware of how upset he was at the fans loyalties.
According to the Indianapolis Star, “It sucks, it was 70-30 out there (in favor of Lakers fans).” said Hill.... Read more
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One thing athletes need to understand, is that when a someone buys a ticket to a sporting event, they have the right to cheer for whoever they want to cheer for.
The home team, the road team or the cheerleaders. Just because you live in a city, doesn’t require you to be a fan of that team.
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