• Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Says He’ll Train Roy Hibbert

    Summary of 3 articles · Updated Jul 23, 2014
    Bird and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar went out to dinner with Hibbert last night, and Roy reveled in the old school knowledge they doled out : We’re not so sure after a tweet and Instagram post showed Roy dining with Larry Bird and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar with more tutelage in store. Still, the fact Bird tapped Kareem to help Roy seems strange to us after their 1980s battles. Earlier in the off-season after what Paul George described as the Pacers forgetting their “edge” and led to a marked drop in performance during the second half of the season the Pacers were reportedly “quietly” shopping Roy Hibbert. Roy had 0.5 offensive win shares this past season despite a career-high 5.0 defensive win shares. His rim protection and intimidation in the restricted area was instrumental in Indiana leading the league in defensive rating this past season, but he could be a hot mess on the offensive end particularly in the second half of the year.

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