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08:16 AM ET 10.08 | Roy Hibbert is earning rave reviews in Indianapolis. Hibbert entered training camp weighing 255 pounds, 23 fewer than he carried last season on his 7-2 frame. He also discovered and corrected a previously undetected asthma problem that affected his stamina. Heading into his third year in the NBA, the Pacers' second-leading returning scorer is no longer a complementary part of the roster who is learning the league. ... "Roy Hibbert has had one of the best summers I've ever witnessed in my years of coaching," said O'Brien, who has been in the business 31/2 decades.

Indianapolis Star

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October 8, 2010  08:35 AM ET

Gotta see it to believe it ...Talk is cheap

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October 8, 2010  08:53 AM ET

I read that he's lost weight and had a great summer but there are a lot of players in the NBA that have "potential" who never reach their abilities. I agree with JGB, he needs to become more agressive on grab those rebounds.

October 8, 2010  09:03 AM ET
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Lets move on.

Yupp...I've seen this play before. Just another Indiana Jones story. The only thing that breaks out in Indiana is fights.

October 8, 2010  09:17 AM ET

We'll pay attention when he starts doing something noteworthy. Until then...

October 8, 2010  09:39 AM ET

They also forgot to mention that Murphy's terrible D was getting him out of position for rebounds and getting him into foul trouble.

October 8, 2010  09:40 AM ET
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Yupp...I've seen this play before. Just another Indiana Jones story. The only thing that breaks out in Indiana is fights.

HAHAHA You are so funny, a fight joke on and Indiana thread how original......the fight actually broke out in Detroit but hey what do facts matter?

October 8, 2010  09:44 AM ET
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HAHAHA You are so funny, a fight joke on and Indiana thread how original......the fight actually broke out in Detroit but hey what do facts matter?

He rarely has facts, thats the problem.

October 8, 2010  09:58 AM ET

It pays to be big, Bro.

October 8, 2010  10:59 AM ET
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He rarely has facts, thats the problem.

I guess Indiana participating in the fight is not a fact. Last I checked your rookie is banished cos of some domestic abuse case. I mean there's always some form of violence issue with Indiana players. These interns write an article about some random player expecting a breakout season and you easily buy into it like Lebron's allegiance to Ohio. Of course all the players are looking to breakout to get paid but only a few do so this article is ballony... there's a reason this place is called truth and rumor... not some objective philosophy... if y're looking for facts hit up the national census bereau.... they got some raw data.

October 8, 2010  11:59 AM ET

Roy has potential, but weight wasn't his problem. He was soft. I hate to say that because some might take that as questioning his 'manhood' but he was. For a guy his size, it made no sense for him to not dominate the post when he was at Georgetown. He was the reason they bowed out early in the tournament his senior year. He has to get his stronger and more powerful so that he can become more physical down low. If nothing else he should have been able to block shots and grab boards while he developed his offensive game, but I haven't even seen much of that.

I'm not saying he can't, but question if he will!

October 8, 2010  12:00 PM ET

I reiterate you hardly ever have facts. I never said that you couldnt share your opinion this is a blog opinions are welcome. If you read quote #9 then maybe you will get some understanding instead of shooting off at the mouth before you think first.... type second comprende'. And if you go by what the census bureau collects then clearly that is where your problem lies. So dont get your panties in a bunch. But I guess that will give you something else to blame on LBJ.

October 8, 2010  12:00 PM ET

Last comment was to Lost...

October 8, 2010  12:09 PM ET
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Last comment was to Lost...

We're all fans out here, word. It's all good!

October 8, 2010  12:32 PM ET
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I reiterate you hardly ever have facts. I never said that you couldnt share your opinion this is a blog opinions are welcome. If you read quote #9 then maybe you will get some understanding instead of shooting off at the mouth before you think first.... type second comprende'. And if you go by what the census bureau collects then clearly that is where your problem lies. So dont get your panties in a bunch. But I guess that will give you something else to blame on LBJ.

The facts I have aren't things y'd like to know so lets keep **** around the G spot. Maybe one day y'll find the hole and be enlightened. Looking at your posts you don't spit any facts either so what's your beef?

October 8, 2010  12:48 PM ET

"Hibbert entered training camp weighing 255 pounds, 23 fewer than he carried last season "

"He also discovered and corrected a previously undetected asthma problem that affected his stamina"

aka he stopped smoking pot - well atleast during the season. Nothing like seeing scotty pippen toke up to tell you the whole league smokes, explains a lot really.

October 8, 2010  12:52 PM ET

Lost why are you always getting into? I mean I know your Knicks had a horrible offseason especially after making moves for three years to land LeBaby.

I would recommend some aroma therapy, and a bubble bath or a day just for you!

P.S. by aroma I did not mean LBJ's jock strap.

 
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