Roy Hibbert RUMORS & NEWS

  • Roy Hibbert benched as Pacers get embarrassed at home

    Indianapolis Star "Roy Hibbert buttoned up his shirt and fastened his slacks. His wardrobe drenched in gray, matching the mood of Sunday after the Indiana Pacers set franchise marks of embarrassment in their 107-88 loss to the Atlanta Hawks, and Hibbert finished with one of his worst games in six years as a..." April 07

  • Pacers' Roy Hibbert after recent loss: 'Some selfish dudes in here'

    CBSSports.com "As we noted on Sunday following the Indiana Pacers' loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Pacers are in a bad way right now and it's stemming mostly from an anemic offense that can't get going. This team has dropped five of their past seven games and failed to break 80 points in four of their past..." March 31

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    Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat

    NBA tells Sun Sentinel no further action will be taken against LeBron flagrant foul on Hibbert, no fine, no suspension.

  • Pacers center Roy Hibbert denies flopping charge

    Chicago Sun-Times "Told that Bulls forward Taj Gibson said, ‘‘There’s a lot of floppers’’ on the Pacers, center Roy Hibbert relayed the message to forward David West. ‘‘That’s who said it, D-West! Taj called us floppers,’’ Hibbert said. ‘‘I haven’t taken a charge in probably four years. He’s entitled to his..." March 25

  • Hibbert: Door closed on Team USA

    NBA.com "Roy Hibbert’s pursuit to be part of USA Basketball is in rear-view mirror. Since Hibbert spent a short time with the Jamaican National Team — his dad is from Jamaica so he has dual citizenship — he needed them to release him in order have a chance to play with Team USA. During training camp,..." January 31

  • Hibbert reluctant to praise his own offense

    Indianapolis Star "Ask Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert a question about his improving offensive touch, and he’ll only describe it as “spotty.” Last season, Hibbert would mix in decent scoring nights with disappearing acts and only truly steadied at a double-digit clip in mid-February. It appears Hibbert has..." November 17

  • Roy Hibbert doesn’t like Andre Drummond anymore

    Pro Basketball Talk "Roy Hibbert has been an All-Star. He’d probably be a U.S. Olympian if he were allowed to be. He’s one of the top players on one of the NBA’s top teams. He’s what Andre Drummond wanted to be. So how does Drummond go about rising to that stature? Well, he worked on his conditioning so he..." November 08

  • Pacers' Roy Hibbert will not apologize for tweeting about award goals

    Indianapolis Star "The Indiana Pacers are 5-0, and a large part of that is because of Roy Hibbert’s defense. He knows it, too. After the Pacers’ 97-80 win over the Chicago Bulls, in which Hibbert had 10 rebounds and five blocks, he tweeted this: DPoY. Goodnight! “DPoY,” of course, stands for Defensive Player..." November 07

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    2013 - 2014 Pro Sports Daily NBA Player Rankings (1 - 25)

    PSD Staff When ESPN released their NBA player rankings for the 2013 – 2014 season, a lot of us here at Pro Sports Daily questioned their methodology. Specifically, we questioned why they would rank Kobe Bryant #25 with players like Roy Hibbert, Chris Bosh and other questionable players ahead of him. We... October 31

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    Scott Agness @ScottAgness

    Frank Vogel confirmed postgame that Roy Hibbert is fine. "He landed awkwardly, twisted his knee a little bit. … He’ll play tomorrow."

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    Scott Agness @ScottAgness

    Paul George (fever) Roy Hibbert (rest) and David West (rest) out tonight vs Mavs.

  • Roy Hibbert earns Tim Duncan's respect with work ethic

    Indy Cornrows "The Pacers center took advantage of his opportunity to learn from a Hall of Famer and continues to lean on his mentor. Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert has been working with Tim Duncan for a couple of years now as we've chronicled here here here and here. With an endorsement from new teammate..." October 12

  • 7-2 Roy Hibbert somehow got bigger in Pacers offseason

    USA Today "After the Indiana Pacers' preseason debut Saturday night when center Roy Hibbert looked scattered offensively and made four of 14 shots the big man still earned approval. "At 290 (pounds) I'm moving a little better than I was at 275" Hibbert said while adjusting his leather coat. He turned to..." October 08

  • Roy Hibbert's Team USA chances bleak

    ESPN.com "The notion of Roy Hibbert securing permission from FIBA to represent the United States in international competition is no longer seen by interested observers as an outright impossibility. Yet the consistent word in USA Basketball circles remains that Hibbert is a long shot to ultimately..." October 05

  • Hibbert embraces role as the Indiana Pacers' big brother

    Indianapolis Star "Roy Hibbert never had a little brother or a big brother for that matter. Growing up his parents worked long hours often on weekends. He recalls lonely times a boy trapped in a man’s body. “I didn’t grow up in a great neighborhood so I stayed inside a lot” said the Queens N.Y. native and only..." September 29

  • Hibbert ‘cool’ with Paul George taking the reigns as leader

    NBA.com "Roy Hibbert is okay with designating 23-year-old Paul George who begins his fourth NBA season next month the leader of the team. Hibbert the second-longest tenured Pacers player behind Danny Granger tweeted the following on Monday: @Paul_George24 wants to take the lead. I'm cool with that. We..." August 26

  • Hibbert adds framed picture of his epic block of Carmelo to his man cave

    New York Daily News "Just a little piece of advice for Carmelo Anthony. Never, ever, under any circumstances go into Roy Hibbert’s man cave!!!! Hibbert, the 7-2, 280-pound Rock of Gibraltar, who made life miserable for Anthony and the Knicks in their win in the Eastern Conference semifinals, will immortalize his..." June 09

  • Hibbert reaches out to Jason Collins

    CSN Washington "This probably isn't a coincidence, but Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert reached out to an NBA cohort after making a “no homo” remark after a Game 6 victory in the Eastern Conference finals. That player was another center, Jason Collins who finished his 12th season with the Wizards. Collins,..." June 03

  • Roy Hibbert apologizes, moves on to Game 7 against Miami Heat

    Washington Post "Roy Hibbert has apologized. He has been fined. Now, can he and the Indiana Pacers finish off the Miami Heat? Hibbert will cough up $75,000 for homophobic and vulgar comments he made after the Pacers’ Game 6 victory in the Eastern Conference finals. This isn’t the first time an NBA player has been..." June 03

  • Pacers' Hibbert fined $75K for 'inappropriate and vulgar language'

    NBA.com "Not all speech is free. Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert found out the hard way on the eve of Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals, when the NBA fined him $75,000 for using “inappropriate and vulgar language” during postgame interviews after the Pacers’ Game 6 win over the Miami Heat..." June 02

  • Roy Hibbert issues apology for slur

    ESPN.com "Roy Hibbert issued an apology Sunday after using a gay slur in one answer and cursing in another in reference to the media during his news conference after a Game 6 victory in the Eastern Conference finals Saturday. Hibbert ended a response to a question about his defense on LeBron James with..." June 02

  • Roy Hibbert curses, slips in “no homo” comment in post game interviews

    Pro Basketball Talk "On the court in Game 6, Roy Hibbert did just about everything right, which is why there will be a Game 7. Off the court in his post-game interviews, Hibbert did a whole lot wrong. Hibbert both dropped a curse word — then said he didn’t care if he got fined — and followed it up later by using..." June 02

  • Roy Hibbert puts controversy behind

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Roy Hibbert endured a whirlwind 48 hours before Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals. He answered countless questions about Indiana coach Frank Vogel's decision to keep him on the bench in the final seconds of the Heat's series-opening win on Wednesday night. He tweeted his thoughts on..." May 26

  • Roy Hibbert grows into Indiana Pacers’ centerpiece

    Washington Post "With his massive size and even more massive contract, Roy Hibbert almost feels a responsibility to serve as bouncer for the Indiana Pacers. If that requires him to interrupt an interview with a throng of reporters to make sure that his locker room neighbor D.J. Augustin can get dressed, to..." May 26

  • Roy Hibbert calls out Shane Battier

    ESPN.com "When the Miami Heat faced the Indiana Pacers in the playoffs last season, the series featured two suspensions, a host of flagrant fouls and plenty of blood. It appears the Eastern Conference finals between the teams already is heating up. Pacers center Roy Hibbert took to his Twitter account..." May 24

  • 'From now on, I need to speak up,' Roy Hibbert says

    Indianapolis Star "A lot of reaction after Miami’s 103-102 overtime victory over the Pacers Wednesday night in Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals. Let’s get to it: • Adrian Wojnarowski of yahoosports! writes that Roy Hibbert says he won’t be silent in such a crucial situation again. Hibbert was on the..." May 23

  • LeBron James not afraid to dunk on Roy Hibbert

    Indianapolis Star "Despite the big block on Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James said he is not concerned about trying to drive or dunk on 7-2 Roy Hibbert. If fact, James acted a bit insulted he was even asked, according to a New York Daily News article. The Pacers center had 19 blocks in the six games with the Knicks...." May 22

  • Chris Bosh-Roy Hibbert matchup could decide Heat-Pacers series

    Miami Herald "If his side wasn’t hurting so badly, Chris Bosh would have destroyed the Heat’s locker room out of frustration the night his abdominal muscle decided to give out. Emotionally, Bosh said he “went into a rage” after being injured in Game 1 against the Indiana Pacers in the 2012 Eastern..." May 22

  • Hibbert done apologizing for ‘O’ woes

    New York Post "A little more than a month, roughly a quarter of the NBA season, had passed. Indiana center Roy Hibbert, after a summer that included signing a healthy contract extension, hovered near the bottom of the league’s field goal percentage stats. Just what you want from your 7-foot-2 two-way anchor...." May 13

  • Knicks have no answers for Hibbert

    New York Post "Pacers center Roy Hibbert had not spoken to the playoff media from the interview podium before. So he asked teammates whether or not he should do it. Well, whether he was a logical choice to do so was a no-brainer. “This is his best playoff game ever, probably,” Pacers coach Frank Vogel..." May 12

  • What is more important to the Pacers? Paul George's perimeter defense or Roy Hibbert at basket?

    Indianapolis Star "Indiana Pacers swingman Paul George knows he can play his man tight on the perimeter. He can gamble a little more for steals because his backside is protected. Center Roy Hibbert knows he doesn’t have to worry about George being lazy on defense, allowing his man to beat him off the dribble like..." May 11

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    Scott Agness @ScottAgness

    Hill, George, West and Hibbert all out tonight vs 76ers. Starters: Augustin, Stephenson, Green, Hansbrough and Mahinmi.

  • Roy Hibbert's offense is making team 'more deadly'

    Indianapolis Star "Roy Hibbert admits it took one of his key teammates going down to remind him that his offensive game needed to improve — and quickly. David West, the Indiana Pacers second-leading scorer, missed six games with a back injury before returning against Dallas last week. “I’ve been trying to do..." April 04

  • Pacers' Roy Hibbert scores season-high 27 in 107-91 romp over Timberwolves

    Indianapolis Star "Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert has never been one to publicly complain even when he had every right to stand on top of Bankers Life Fieldhouse, use the lungs in his 7-2 frame and yell, “Give me the damn ball.” That’s not Hibbert’s style. He may drop some subtle hints with his body language..." March 14

  • Now that's a teammate! Pacers' Hibbert pays Stephenson's $35k fine

    Sporting News "Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert apparently figured he got teammate Lance Stephenson into this mess, so Hibbert wanted to get him out of it. Stephenson was facing a $35,000 fine by the NBA for joining in the altercation that Hibbert started Tuesday with Golden State Warriors big man David..." March 01

  • Clippers-Pacers preview: No Hibbert helps

    Clips Nation "The Pacers are the lone NBA team the Clippers have yet to play, and until Tuesday it looked like the timing was terrible. Indiana was not too intimidating early in the season, playing .500 ball over the first six weeks. But since then they've been as good as any team in the Eastern Conference that..." February 28

  • Roy Hibbert apologizes to fans, mom and plans to cover Lance Stephenson's fine

    Indy Cornrows "Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert won't play against the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday night while serving a one-game suspension for his part in the heated shoving match with David Lee and the Golden State Warriors. Lance Stephenson also drew a $35,000 fine from the NBA for his entry into..." February 28

  • Big contributions from key Pacers gets fifth straight win, Roy Hibbert ejected

    Indy Cornrows "Despite a defensive identity and being known as a team that struggles to score points, the Indiana Pacers once again made an offensive statement, topping the Golden State Warriors 108-97. The game was one of runs early, especially in the second quarter, but a 31-20 third quarter helped put the..." February 27

  • David Lee, Roy Hibbert suspended for Pacers-Warriors brawl

    USA Today "The Golden State Warriors and Indiana Pacers each lost a key starter for a game because of their Tuesday night fight. Warriors All-Star forward David Lee and Pacers center Roy Hibbert were suspended one game each for their roles in a bench-clearing brawl that nearly spilled into the stands late..." February 27

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    Roy Hibbert and David Lee have been suspended a game each without pay following their shoving match

  • Roy Hibbert last of the NBA All-Star centers

    Indy Cornrows "The NBA recently announced changes to the All-Star ballot that will eliminate the center position in an effort to open spots for more deserving players as the center pool of talent continues to shrink. Roy Hibbert was not voted in last season but earned his way onto the Eastern Conference..." October 25

  • Trail Blazers' free agency Plan A fizzles as Pacers move to retain Roy Hibbert

    Oregonian "Rip City's Roy Hibbert dream is dead. A league source told The Oregonian on Monday that the Indiana Pacers plan to match the Trail Blazers' four-year, $58 million offer sheet with the restricted free agent, stifling Portland's ambitious bid to land a franchise center. The Pacers' decision,..." July 10

  • Pacers had to keep Roy Hibbert

    Indianapolis Star "Roy Hibbert's return is not official yet, but it will be in due time. The Indiana Pacers will match the Portland Trail Blazers' free agent offer sheet, according to my amigo, Mike Wells of the Indianapolis Star. Is it just me, or was this the all-time no brainer? It amazes me this was even a..." July 10

  • Pacers: It's time to match

    Indianapolis Star "It's not often that I agree with my colleague Bob Kravitz when it comes to the Pacers. It's hard to agree with somebody who has shown up at Pacers games over the years as often as it's rained in the Indianapolis area the past few weeks. But I'm with Kravitz in saying the Pacers need to match..." July 09

  • Indiana Pacers' top players not enough against Miami Heat

    Miami Herald "Indiana's OWN "big three" — Danny Granger, David West and Roy Hibbert — asserted itself early in Game 6 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Thursday night. But when the Pacers abandoned their inside game, Miami's Dwyane Wade and the Heat took over and ended the series with a 105-93 win. "They gave it..." May 25

  • Miami Heat shuts down Indiana Pacers' Roy Hibbert

    Miami Herald "Playing short-handed inside for Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinals, the Miami Heat's combination of Ronny Turiaf and Joel Anthony found a way to contain the Pacer's 7-2 center, Roy Hibbert. Two days after former Pacers' coach and current president of basketball operations Larry Bird..." May 25

  • Roy Hibbert uses Tim Duncan as inspiration to rule the paint

    Indianapolis Star "At some point Thursday night, Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert's cellphone probably vibrated -- like it has after all of his playoff games -- giving the indication of a text message. The message wouldn't be from his parents, best friend or team President Larry Bird. It would be from the..." May 18

  • Roy Hibbert welcomes David West's help

    Indianapolis Star "Center Roy Hibbert was the Indiana Pacers' lone inside presence his first three seasons. That load eased substantially this season. Coach Frank Vogel said nearly half of the team's offense has been run through power forward David West in the post. West is averaging 16.8 points in their NBA..." May 07

  • Glen Davis says he'll take the same approach against Roy Hibbert in Game 2

    Orlando Sentinel "Orlando Magic center Glen Davis pledged Sunday that he will not change his approach on the offensive end of the court even though he did not draw a foul in Game 1 against his Indiana Pacers counterpart, Roy Hibbert, and had several of his shots blocked. "I'm going to still play my game," Davis..." April 30

  • Roy Hibbert improved shot-blocking by watching Dwight Howard

    Indianapolis Star "Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert improved his ability to block shots without fouling by watching the NBA's best center -- ironically, the missing anchor in the middle for the Orlando Magic in this NBA playoff series. Hibbert said watching film of Magic All-Star Dwight Howard helped him..." April 30