Roy Hibbert and David West were the only two Pacers to leave the court following the Game 7 loss to the Heat without exchanging words or hand shakes with any of Miami’s players. Poor sportsmanship or just an old-school move, refusing to give in to the rival opponent?
According to the Indy Star:
For West, it’s simple.
He’s old school. He’s like the players in the 1980’s. He doesn’t have time to be buddies with his opponent. That’s why West never shook hands with any Heat players during the 10 meetings this season.
For Hibbert, it was different.
“I know some of our guys have played on teams with some of them, but I don’t know them personally,” Hibbert explained to The Star. “It was their moment because they won. I have tremendous respect for them, but I don’t know any of those guys personally and I didn’t want to interrupt their moment.”