"Just because I’m not there anymore doesn’t mean all the memories are forgotten," O’Neal said. "If it wasn’t for the Pacers, the organization and the community nobody would have probably known who I was. Anywhere in the world I go, they know me because of my Pacers days."
"I don't even care, to tell you the truth," Hibbert said. "I try to go out there and play to win. I don't care about the matchup or the stats. Just win."
"I don't know who had the best team, but I know the team in 1960 was a hell of a lot tougher than we were," Bird said, tongue planted firmly in cheek. "Because I couldn't imagine the '92 team getting in them covered wagons for eight days, going across the country, jumping in the Atlantic Ocean, swimming for six days, then walking 3,000 miles to the Colosseum in Rome - for a dollar a day."
chadfordinsider: Breaking: Hornets, Rockets, Pacers & Nets working on 4 team deal. Ariza to NO. C. Lee to HOU. Collison & Posey to IND. Murphy to NJ.
"Cavs sign Rockets restricted free agent guard Kyle Lowry to a four-year offer sheet worth around $24 million, league source told Y! Sports. "
another free agent PG signed
"The team looks really, really good on paper, but all of those guys dominate the ball for their team," said Granger. "So we'll see how it goes when those guys have to share the ball. They can't all get 20 shots a game. That's gonna be interesting to see."
"John Wooden, basketball, Indiana. One doesn’t go without the others. His contributions to the game, both for the State of Indiana and on a national level, are unmatched. We at Pacers Sports & Entertainment have been, and are, quite proud to have a game or games every year in Conseco Fieldhouse that carry his name along with the word Tradition, a great tribute to a great man. This is a loss for all basketball fans, but in particular for those of us who grew up in Indiana with the legacy Mr. Wooden left us. Our sincere condolences go to the Wooden family."
John (Ft Wayne)
Do the Pacers have any hope of getting a franchise type guy to join Granger in Indy?
Chad Ford (1:55 PM)
I actually think they only way it happens is to trade Granger (who's value is very high) and try to land two or three very good assets in return. If the Pacers could, for example, turn Granger into the No. 4 pick, 16 and Jonny Flynn ... I think you have to consider such a scenario. They will have lots of cap room in 2011, but the free agent class isn't off the charts and Indiana isn't a top free agency destination. I think the Pacers have to seriously think about blowing up the team all the way, and collecting lots of assets the same way the Thunder did.
"Larry Bird had his eyes on Hayward the minute he walked through the door and never took them off him. Hayward mentioned that he would love to play for the hometown Pacers, but being taken 10th overall seems high."
WHO COULD'VE EVER SEEN THIS COMING?!?!