Good thing Tyler Hansbrough can play basketball because he can neither dance nor sing.
At least the Pacers won't have to worry about their prized rookie asking for time off to promote a rap record. Of course, I think we can all agree he's already had enough time off, but that's a different story.
As for the Pacers Fan Jam, I had a great time with my two boys and a friend mainly because they had a blast and left with tons of goodies and talking about the Pacers. Here are a few highlights:
- Lots of long lines for autographs before and after the event. There were a few thousand people there but it seemed like a lot more when all of the lines formed.
- Simon Sez Steve needs to consult a program. He called Solo Jones, Roy while chiding him. Then when the real Roy and Danny Granger were the only Pacers left in Simon Sez, Steve missed the joke when Roy said he should call him Solomon.
- As alluded to above, the Rookie Show lacked some serious talent. Not only that, but the five minute prep time wasn't enough. The rooks had no idea what they were going to do, then tried to sing Happy Birthday which sounded like a Happy Birthday/Star Spangled Banner mashup. Only worse. Danny Granger saved the show by getting a Soul Train dance line set up with the Pacemates. The rooks took it from there.
- The boys wanted to get Hansbrough's autograph but his line on the practice court was cut off when we tried to go although on our way out it appeared there weren't nearly as many people as there were lined up for Granger or T.J. Ford's group.
If you went to the Fan Jam share your experience. After the jump check out some Pacers.com video including the dance line with Hansbrough and Price.