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Roy Hibbert
Roy Hibbert
Position: C
Born: 12/11/86
Height: 7-2 / 2.18
Weight:278 lbs. / 126.1 kg.
Salary: $15,514,031
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Roy Hibbert: I’m just going to focus on the defense. I know I said it before, but it’s important to realize I can possibly change the game. When I met with Mitch (Kupchak) and BScott, we came together and we talked about the expectations and what they wanted from me and how I could affect the game. We had a real good talk. I told them, I want to be like that (Andrew) Bogut-type guy, the defensive guy, because we have a lot of guys who can score already on this team. I’m at the point where I want to win a championship, and getting to play with Kobe, it’s an amazing opportunity for me. I wanted to play with a shooting guard or a small forward like Paul (George), who was athletic and can take over games offensively. And I wanted to play for a coach who actually played in the league if I had my own choice. Not to say that Frank (Vogel) wasn’t great. I had some real good times with Frank and we played well. But I told my agent that I possibly wanted to play for a coach that played in the league.
via NBA.com
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Me: Were you surprised that Larry was so pointed in his assessment of the season and your role going forward — which was to say, a much smaller role? Roy Hibbert: Larry says what’s on his mind. He doesn’t hold his tongue. Things happen. Like I said, I enjoyed my time there in Indy. You just have gotta move on, get ready for the next chapter…Larry was very up front with me. He said before the press conference that I can’t promise you minutes next year, and they wanted to go in a different direction. So it wasn’t like what happened came out of nowhere, what he said. I’ll always say that Larry changed my life. I was on the phone with my agent in the office during the (2009) Draft process and Larry said ‘If Roy’s there at 17, we’ll take him.’ That meant a lot to me. I know that things change and the NBA is “What have you done for me lately?”, but I could never say a bad thing about Larry or the Pacers’ organization.
via NBA.com
Me: What did it mean to you to have David West have your back so publicly? RH: It meant a lot. We talked all the time throughout the year. I kind of took a step back and didn’t read the media. After the year I took the usual month off. And obviously seeing what he said, we talked. I won’t go into great detail about what we talked about, but it felt good. We’ve talked a lot about the business side of the NBA. I know why he said it, and I know why Larry said what he had to say.
via NBA.com
The Lakers’ newcomers in Roy Hibbert, Lou Williams and Brandon were all asked if Bryant touched base with them at all ever since joining the purple and gold. Hibbert shook his head ‘no.’ Williams and Bass continuously stared at Hibbert. Bass soon smiled over the awkward silence. But instead of considering this a red flag in future team chemistry, Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak represented one of many who found the incident amusing. “It’s kind of comical and funny to be honest with you,” Kupchak said recently on SiriusXM NBA Radio with Brian Geltzeiler and Rick Mahorn. “It was a good moment in TV. They asked a question and the three players kind of looked at each other and kind of just shrugged their shoulders, ‘No.”
via Los Angeles Daily News