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Monday, June 18, 2018

David West, Rasual Butler reportedly confronted Roy Hibbert after Game 1

Roy Hibbert benchStop me if you’ve heard this one before: the Indiana Pacers lost and Roy Hibbert was a total no-show in the game. But maybe now his teammates are demanding more from the center.

According to Scott Agness of Pacers.com, David West was fuming after Indiana’s Game 1 loss at home to the Washington Wizards and confronted Hibbert after the center rolled a double-zero with no points and no rebounds. Agness says it looked like West and teammate Rasual Butler had a closed-door meeting with Hibbert in the team’s weight room following the game. He says the two declined to talk about it.

Agness described West as “beyond furious” with Hibbert, and quoted the forward as saying that Hibbert has “to be part of the fight. He’s got to be part of this thing for us to go anywhere.”

Hibbert knows he needs to be better (and really, how could he not?).

“I’m going to change some things up for the second game. I’m going to look within myself and go out there and figure it out. I got to come out and be aggressive. I got to be a different Roy Hibbert than I have been,” said Hibbert.

Hibbert has been a total disaster since April and has played like one of the Monstars sneaked into his body and stole all his talent. He just has not been anywhere near what he used to be, and he’s taking a lot of criticism for his disappearing act. At the very least, he should turn it around and play better just out of shear pride. How can he accept the way he’s been performing? It’s a true embarrassment.

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