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Roy Hibbert has had plenty of struggles this season.credit: blogimages.thescore.com
Since earning a massive contract with the Indiana Pacers in the offseason, Roy Hibbert has had his fair share of troubles on the court. He is averaging a pedestrian 10 points and 9 rebounds per game, while his Player Efficiency Rating(PER) is still under 15, considered the league average. He’s shooting 38% from the field; not quite what you want out of a player earning nearly $14 million this season.
Hibbert proved his worth last postseason against the Miami Heat, where he proved to be a matchup nightmare. In a league that is leaning toward small lineups, a 7’2″ center with a post game can be deadly.
Despite his struggles, Roy Hibbert is still aiming high. Maybe a bit too high. Via Yahoo:
“People said I wouldn’t be in the NBA,” said Hibbert, the highest-paid Pacer at $13.8 million this season. “People said I wouldn’t be a starting center, this, that and the other. I just prove people wrong. I’m having a slump right now, but in the grand scheme of things I’m going to turn it around and hopefully be the best when it’s all said and done.”
Hibbert aims to top Dwight Howard as the widely accepted best center in the NBA. A fake Hibbert Instagram account took a shot at Howard recently and gained some traction on the Internet before it was debunked – “I’m the best center in the league #[expletive]Dwight” it read.
“That wasn’t me, but I will be the best center in the league one day,” Hibbert said.
This is big talk, particularly from a player who is struggling the way Hibbert is.
For the money he’s making, he should probably work his way into the conversation, right?
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“People said I wouldn’t be in the NBA,” said Hibbert, the highest-paid Pacer at $13.8 million this season. “People said I wouldn’t be a starting center, this, that and the other. I just prove people wrong. I’m having a slump right now, but in the grand scheme of things I’m going to turn it around and hopefully be the best when it’s all said and done.” Hibbert got...
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook displayed his impressive athleticism with a clean block of a dunk attempt by Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert during the fourth quarter of Sunday's NBA game at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The block is more impressive given that Russell stands only 6-foot-3, nearly a foot shorter than Hibbert, who stands 7-foot-2.
Roy Hibbert is coming for your title, Dwight Howard. He might not be coming swiftly, or very directly, but he is coming. Hibbert intends to be the best center in the NBA one day, supplanting Howard as the elite of that position, the struggling Pacers center declared while denying that he posted a photo with “#[expletive]Dwight” on Instagram. Hibbert’s offensive decline has...
Roy Hibbert‘s quest to become the best center in the NBA is not going so well. The 7-foot-2 Indiana Pacers big man may be coming off a career season, but on Sunday against the Oklahoma City Thunder he posted another disappointing stat line with 10 points and six rebounds.
Oh, yeah. And this happened, courtesy of 6-foot-3 point guard Russell Westbrook:
The Thunder took down the Pacers 104-93 on Sunday, but Russell Westbrook did much more than that with just one block. Westbrook met the 7′ 2″, 280 lbs Roy Hibbert at the rim and let him know he was not welcome. Westbrook stuffed a Hibbert dunk attempt with a ridiculous amount of enthusiasm. The result was the loss of all self-esteem and balance for Hibbert.
Russell Westbrook got up last night. He earned the block of the night against Pacers center Roy Hibbert. Hibbert stands nearly a foot taller than Westbrook(6'3) at 7'2. This speaks a lot for the ups that Westbrook has as a point guard. Check out the block of the night in the video below.
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6’3 Russell Westbrook blocks 7’0 Roy Hibbert’s shot… I mean YEAH! Oh, after this play, Russ hit a jumper. Thunder over Pacers 104-93. video via SLAM
We here at That NBA Lottery Pick love big blocks and last night, Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook provided us with an impressive one.Watch as he swats Pacers center Roy Hibbert in one swooping action:
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Tweet OKC Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook at 6’3″ is one the most, if not the most athletic players in the NBA. Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert at 7’2″ is one of the NBA’s tallest players. With that tale of the tape, you wouldn’t expect this end result of a Hibbert dunk attempt: Incredible display [...]
Point guards shouldn’t be allowed to block 7-foot centers but most point guards aren’t Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook. In the Thunder’s 104-93 win over the Pacers Westbrook blocked the 7’2” Roy Hibbert. Hibbert was going up for a dunk but Westbrook denied him.
Westbrook is one if not the best athlete in the NBA; he is just so explosive.
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