Originally posted on Ball Don't Lie  |  Last updated 1/3/12
One of the most joyous basketball-related moments of the lockout was when Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert had a cameo on the fantastic NBC sitcom "Parks and Recreation." It's a great show, and Hibbert played his straight-man role well. It was hard to come away from the episode without hoping he'd appear again soon. At the time, it seemed likely that the show's braintrust had picked Hibbert because he happens to play for the team closest to the fictional Pawnee, Indiana. However, it appears that Hibbert pushed hard to get a spot on the series. He discussed that story and more with Eric Koreen of the National Post (via PBT): NP How did the role come about?RH My fiancée and myself watch this show called The Good Wife. I read somewhere that Derrick Rose was supposed to be on an episode, but I guess after a game he came back and was tired. The network, CBS, sent out a limo and had a flight already set up for him. But he missed the limo, missed the flight, overslept. I started thinking...
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