Apparently Larry Bird has hired Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to fix Roy Hibbert
@Hoya2aPacer great dinner tonight w/you & #LarryBird. Looking forward to kicking it up a notch at practice tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/xMfm3n3Xb6
— Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (@kaj33) July 23, 2014
Shortly after, Roy Hibbert responded:
Dinner with @kaj33 and Larry was great. Loved hearing their stories. Learned so much and asked a lot of questions. pic.twitter.com/FVgwJ0U1w6
— Roy Hibbert (@Hoya2aPacer) July 23, 2014
The legendary Laker center also posted on instagram "Pacer fans get ready for next season. I'm helping to get Roy ready to become a serious threat to his competitors."
Through 40 games last year Indiana was 33-7, and Hibbert averaged 12.2 points, 7.9 rebounds, and 2.6 blocks per game; good enough to make the All-Star Game. From that point on the Pacers went just 23-19, and his numbers fell to 9.3, 5.4 and 1.9. Hibbert then disappeared completely for a large portion of the postseason, going scoreless in four contests while also failing to record a single rebound on one occasion.
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