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7-foot-2 Roy Hibbert looks small in photo with fellow Pacers alum

Roy Hibbert in warmups

January 28, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert (55) warms up before the game against the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Roy Hibbert got Wembanyama’d during the Indiana Pacers’ regular season opener on Wednesday.

The former Indiana Pacers big man Hibbert was in attendance for Indiana’s first game of the year against the Washington Wizards. The Pacers shared a wild photo of Hibbert, who is 7-foot-2, posing with fellow Indiana alum Rik Smits, another attendee at Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Wednesday. Hibbert actually looked small compared to Smits, who was clearly taller than him.

Take a look.

Nicknamed “The Dunking Dutchman,” Smits played his entire NBA career with the Pacers from 1988-2000 (including an All-Star appearance in 1998 and an NBA Finals appearance by Indiana in 2000). He was listed at 7-foot-4 during his playing days and doesn’t appear to have lost any height, even at 57 years old now.

As for Hibbert, now 36, he also played for the Pacers from 2008-15 (with All-Star selections in 2012 and 2014 plus an All-Defensive Second Team nod in 2014). Hibbert then went on to work as a player development coach for the Philadelphia 76ers. But now he has become the latest seven-footer to look small compared to a fellow giant.


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