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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
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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...
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Paul George does his Indiana duty, delivers green flag for Indy 500 (VIDEO)

There's nothing like Memorial Day weekend in Indiana, as open wheel racing comes home to the Indy 500. And Indiana Pacers wing Paul George was there along with free agent teammate Luis Scola on Sunday to take in the festivities -- and deliver the green flag for the start of the race.Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck and punter Pat McAfee were also on hand, and George posted...
Via Fox Sports
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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
4 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

Grizzlies head into post season with a bang after defeating Pacers

By Kelley D. Evans On a night when the NBA’s Western Conference leaders competed in what seemed to be a full-blown game of Chinese Checkers, the Grizzlies clinched the fifth seed and home court advantage in the first round of the playoffs. After ending the 2014-15 regular season with a 95-83 victory over the Indiana Pacers at FedExForum Wednesday night, Memphis will host the Portland...
Via Reporting Sports
6 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

Five prospects Indiana Pacers might draft with the No. 11 pick

Larry Bird's got his work cut out for him. After a season spent fighting in vain through injuries and issues of declining talent as they yearned for a bottom playoff spot, his Indiana Pacers are in flux.Had Indiana taken it easier on Paul George and Co. and taken a loss on the season in the name of tomorrow, they might be picking higher in this draft. At No. 11, they have to get...
Via Fox Sports
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

New Pacers Christmas jerseys unveiled (PHOTO)

Ever head of Christmas in July? Well, this is Christmas in May.Today, leaks of several new NBA holiday uniforms hit the web. Uni Watch had the scoop, and the Indiana Pacers' duds were among those to be seen in new, pretty, retro fashion. Here they are, alongside those of the New Orleans Pelicans:The color scheme evokes eggnog and general merriness, as does the terrific font.Stay...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Indiana Pacers 2015-16 roster analysis – Part 1

For the first time since Frank Vogel took over as head coach of the Indiana Pacers, the blue and gold squad missed the playoffs. The 2014-15 season was a rocky one as the team trudged their way through injury after injury, but as I wrote about in my previous article on the Pacers, it was a year of discovery. As the Pacers now look to build off of what they learned last year and...
Via isportsweb.com
14 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

Larry Bird to represent Pacers at draft lottery

A week from today, the Indiana Pacers' future will become a little bit clearer. And, lo and behold, Larry Bird will be the man to deliver the fate of their 2015 NBA draft stock.Bird will represent the Pacers as the ping pong balls bounce around and decide their prospects, as reported by Scott Agness of Vigilant Sports. The Pacers have a 2.9 percent chance at landing within the top...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Roy Hibbert talks to TMZ about his acting ambitions (VIDEO)

It was a long season for the Indiana Pacers' Roy Hibbert. With Paul George out for much of the year injured, Lance Stephenson gone with the Charlotte Hornets, George Hill largely inactive and David West struggling through hurt and a veteran decline, the Pacers' starting center was looked to for guidance and stability.Instead, Hibbert turned in one of the worst seasons of his career...
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

George Hill is a blonde now (PHOTO)

George Hill wasn't short on moxie in the 2014-15 season. While he may have played a truncated season (seeing the floor for just 43 games, due to injury), Hill played a lot of the best basketball of his life for the Indiana Pacers.But maybe the point guard will be even more emboldened now that he's sporting a new look. Yesterday, he posted his freshly reimagined hair on Instagram...
Via Fox Sports
19 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

#TBT: 20 years ago today, Reggie Miller scored eight points in nine seconds against Knicks

The Indiana Pacers are gone until October, and so are the New York Knicks. Neither team even made the playoffs this year, and both are strapped with some big question marks about their future after disappointing seasons.But one moment feels as relevant as ever between the two teams. Despite happening 20 years ago, to the day, Reggie Miller's unforgettable explosion at Madison Square...
Via Fox Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Paul George goes fishing again, wins his first tournament

Paul George loves metaphors. The Indiana Pacers' superstar small forward goes fishing when his team does, taking his reel out to the ponds and rivers and showing us on Instagram, seemingly every time the Pacers' efforts end for the season.More recently, George's water-bound hobby has taken an apparently more serious tone. Today he put up a photo showing himself to be the winner of...
Via Fox Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul George donates $10K to family of girl with cerebral palsy in need of wheelchair van

Indiana Pacers star Paul George came up big this week -- $10,000 big to be exact -- for the family of a 10-year-old girl with cerebral palsy. George donated $10,000 to a GoFundMe account that had been started in April 2014 for the Indiana family of Daisy Esterline, an 11-year-old with the disease. The Esterlines are seeking the funds to buy a new wheelchair van for their daughter...
Via Fox Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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