The Indiana Pacers were hoping to enter the 2012-13 NBA season with improved depth after shaking up their roster considerably during the summer. What depth they do have took a hit Tuesday and will be tested early and often. Pacers forward Danny Granger has been dealing with pain in his left knee and will be out indefinitely, the Associated Press reported Tuesday. That … [Read more...] about Indiana Pacers open season without Danny Granger
Kobe Bryant sparked a huge debate a few weeks ago when he said that the 2012 Men's Olympic Basketball team could beat the 1992 "Dream Team". Michael Jordan laughed, "Dream Team" said the 'Dream Team' would win by 25, and Charles Barkley called people "knuckleheads". … [Read more...] about ’12 Olympic team would beat ’92 ‘Dream Team’
The Indiana Pacers are staring the end of the Larry Bird era in the eyes right now. The 2011-12 NBA Executive of the Year announced his decision to step down as team president Thursday, but he's not quite done yet. Bird will conduct the Pacers' draft alongside Donnie Walsh, who returns to Indiana as president, and newly promoted GM Kevin Pritchard. The trio could go … [Read more...] about NBA draft scenarios for Indiana Pacers
With the highly anticipated NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and the Oklahoma City Thunder now under way, a thought randomly popped into my head: It wasn't very long ago that I was thinking the Pacers could conceivably be playing in this series. That, of course, was when the Pacers had taken a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference Semifinals after trouncing the Heat 94-75 in … [Read more...] about What the offseason might have in store for the Indiana Pacers
Since LeBron James took his talents to South Beach and Kevin Durant proved himself as the NBA’s most dangerous offensive weapon, we’ve wanted nothing more than the inevitable NBA Finals matchup pitting these two against each other. Now that it’s finally here, don’t expect this to be a one-time confrontation. In reality, this LeBron v. Durant championship showdown—a preview of … [Read more...] about Let the rivalry begin: Can Lebron-Durant compare to Bird-Magic?
This season reminds me of the fireworks on the 4th of July. It starts off slow, with some big explosions here and there. Gradually it speeds up, a few more big explosions. About two-thirds of the way through, you start to big explosions, until the final salvo where they hit with 50, 75, or 100 fireworks going off in a span of one minute. This is the NBA's final salvo. And boy, … [Read more...] about NBA Finals: Heat v. Thunder Preview
Most people want to say the Eastern Conference Semifinal series between the Indiana Pacers and the Miami Heat essentially ended Tuesday in Miami when the Heat clobbered the Pacers 115-83 to take a 3-2 lead. Some, including columnist Bob Kravitz of the Indianapolis Star, say the Pacers won't go so quietly because they have every bit the mental toughness as a team that Miami … [Read more...] about It’s win or go home for Indiana Pacers
Last night the Indiana Pacers treated the Miami Heat like Wall Street/the U.S. Government treats anyone who opposes Goldman Sachs- total obliteration. Indiana put on the whooping stick as the Heat trailed by as many as 21. Today, the fallout continues, as the Heat cancelled their media session and practice. It's circling the wagons time, as the presumptive favorite to win … [Read more...] about Miami Heat panicking? Cancel practice, media session, Wade vs. Spoelstra (video)