Wow, yesterday was absolutely nuts. Not only was the draft crazy, but we lost Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson, two icons who accompanied me as I came of age through the '80's. At different points in my life, every girl tried to copy Farrah's hair style, then later every guy tried to copy the moon walk. And when I say "every" I mean, EVERY gal and EVERY guy were following the trends these two icons unleashed. RIP, Jacko and Farrah.
Now, after a night's sleep and digesting all of the knee-jerk reactions from the draft, I'm having a hard time picking out any player after the 13th pick I would be overly excited about had the Pacers taken him instead of Hansbrough. That says more about the draft than Hansbrough, but now we're just left to let the big Missourian "show us" what he can do. I guess that begins in a couple of weeks with summer league, when Hansbrough joins Roy Hibbert and Brandon Rush on the court in Orlando.
Plenty of links of interest following Thursday night's NBA Draft, after the jump:
Pacers use 13th pick on Tyler Hansbrough - Indystar.com
Jeff Rabjohns reports on the Pacers pick of Hansbrough in the draft.
Rabjohns reports from the Fieldhouse
Jeff Rabjohns reports on comments from Larry Bird and Tyler Hansbrough after the draft.
- Pacers.com Draft Central
Pacers take Hansbrough in first round
Cliff Brunt reports on the Pacers pick of Hansbrough.
Pacers pick shows who’s in charge
Anthony Schoettle doesn't think Larry Bird made a simple basketball decision in choosing Tyler Hansbrough.
Pike's Teague realizes his NBA dream
Terry Hutchens reports on former Pike Red Devils, Jeff Teague and Robert Vaden enjoying draft night.
Pacer fans settle down, you'll love this guy | The News-Sentinel - Fort Wayne IN
Tom Davis implores Pacer fans to give Hansbrough a chance.
- Herb Simon on Kravitz & Eddie (audio) prior to the draft last night.
NBA.com: Kings, Clippers, Hansbrough clean up in eventful Draft
Art Garcia offers up his winners and losers from draft night.
Winners and losers: Cavs cash in - NBA - Yahoo! Sports
Dan Wetzel doesn't like the direction the Pacers went in the draft.
- NBADraft.net reviews the first round picks
Eastern Conference Draft Grades -- NBA FanHouse
Yesterday on the radio we joked around with Pacers Media Director, David Benner about how ridiculous post-draft grades are the day after the draft. Here's an unkind grade for the Pacers from the FanHouse.
NBA Draft First Round Analysis - The Baseline
Mike DeCourcy offers his first round analysis for The Baseline.
Knicks, Sixers come away with strong picks in NBA draft - Chris Mannix - SI.com
Chris Mannix has the Pacers in the potential loser category with his instant draft analysis.
Saint Joseph's Hawks to dedicate Ramsay Basketball Center
Hall of Fame coach Dr. Jack Ramsay will be on hand Friday for the dedication of the 20,000-square-foot Ramsay Basketball Center at Saint Joseph's. Very cool honor for the former Pacers coach and father-in-law of Jim O'Brien.