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November 19, 2014 Updates

In the years following the "Malice at the Palace," Indiana dismantled the core of its roster. Harrison alleges that Indiana's trade of Al Harrington and Stephen Jackson to Golden State was "racially motivated," particularly in the context of Pacers president Larry Bird's comments on white players in the NBA. Harrison, now 32, also recounts how his career spiraled downward as the Pacers franchise declined. "My dream became a waking nightmare," he writes. Sports Illustrated

David Harrison: I landed at LAX, rented a car, and began a drug binge that would have made Hunter S. Thompson proud. I was trying to die “Leaving Las Vegas” style, but some force had other plans for me. I blacked out in my room at the Mondrian Hotel in Hollywood and woke up in my apartment in Indianapolis. Apparently I tried to jump off my balcony but one of the people I was with (who shall remain nameless but thanks) saw I was completely out of control and called my agent. They found me the that night and got me home. He describes the 4-day rager in a way that makes me think the movie “Get Him to the Greek” should pay me royalties. Vigilant Sports

I didn’t see it then, but now I see it all from Nov. 19th 2004 (the night of the Brawl) until this bad relationship between me and the NBA ended I was fated to fail. I would say I was sorry but I would do it again so I attempted to explain myself. I wanted to say that I hated my life and constantly thought of ending it; I wanted to say Jim was trying to bully me; I wanted to just let it all out — my mom being checked into mental institution, my ex getting an abortion, my problems wanted to flow, but instead, I tried to intellectualize the situation. I wanted to try to have the public view me as a patriot for the millions of minor, non-violent, drug offenders who were serving minimum mandatory sentences, a voice for those who were afraid too of the system, but all I did was catch the ire of David J Stern and his lackey Billy Hunter. Vigilant Sports

But the beneath the bravado lies Stephenson's self doubt about his return to Indianapolis. Stephenson has already pictured the worst-case scenario for when his new team plays his former team ... and he's nervous. "Honestly," he says. "I think I'm going to get booed." Indianapolis Star

"It was definitely a tough decision to leave but it almost was like we had no choice, to me. The next day, they signed CJ Miles so it was over from that point on," says Stephenson's father as he leaned against the hallway leading to the Hornets' home locker room. "It was tough. It wasn't like, 'Eff, the Pacers!' It was tough to leave. I didn't think it would happen. Before free agency, if you asked me where Lance was going to be, I would've said, 'He's going to be a Pacer for life.' That was one of our goals. I'm a firm believer in sticking with the team you got drafted by." Indianapolis Star

"I seen 'em boo Jermaine O'Neal. I've seen 'em boo Ron Artest, of course, but I don't know. I'm interested to see what will happen," Lance Stephenson Sr. says. "I know the fans want to win in Indianapolis, so I wouldn't be surprised if they boo. Like I'm going to be booing when they come here. If they're like me, they're going to be booing because they want that win." Indianapolis Star

November 18, 2014 Updates

Stephenson has already pictured the worst-case scenario for when his new team plays his former team ... and he's nervous. "Honestly," he says. "I think I'm going to get booed." Indianapolis Star

"I seen 'em boo Jermaine O'Neal. I've seen 'em boo Ron Artest, of course, but I don't know. I'm interested to see what will happen," Lance Stephenson Sr. says. "I know the fans want to win in Indianapolis, so I wouldn't be surprised if they boo. Like I'm going to be booing when they come here. If they're like me, they're going to be booing because they want that win." Indianapolis Star

November 17, 2014 Updates

I have a list of all the players you've blocked in your career and how many times you blocked them. Your job is to guess who you've blocked the most. Hint: Think Central Division. Roy Hibbert: Ohh. Maybe somebody on Chicago? I was thinking maybe Luol when he was over there. TH: Nah. You've only blocked Luol Deng seven times. This guy you've blocked 18 times. Roy Hibbert: Hmm ... Wait, was it Carlos? Yeah, it's definitely Carlos. TH: Yup, Carlos Boozer. Why is he so easy to block? ESPN.com

The Indiana Pacers announced Monday they have been granted a second injury hardship relief exception from the NBA due to their current status with injured players, and A.J. Price will remain with the team. NBA.com

As good as Price and third-stringer-turned-starter Donald Sloan have both played this year, Hill and Watson are both proven commodities, and it would make little sense to keep four point guards on the 15-man roster once everyone is healthy. But for now, Price is still a member of the Pacers. And as long as he's here, he's going to contribute. NBA.com

Favorite super hero – check. Favorite sushi place – check. Favorite TV shows, C.J.? “I like ‘The Bridge,’ I like ‘Scandal’ – I watch that all the time – ‘Boardwalk Empire,’ ‘Orange is the New Black.’ I watch shows for a little bit of everything: good writing, I like to see the plot and what may happen in the next episode – maybe I can guess what may happen – but mostly just for the entertainment.” NBA.com

“I like to go to boutiques and find new designer stuff. Every year I like to add new pieces to my closet. For me, it’s fun.” Mahinmi has turned that passion into a business. “I own my own clothing line, so I like to go to places to see what’s going on out there,” Mahinmi said. “For me it’s something that’s very interesting. I enjoy going to (fashion) shows and stuff.” NBA.com

"They were very aware they had a big hole to dig out of," current NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, then President of NBA Entertainment, said of the Pacers. "They committed enormous additional resources to doing that. I think there is no magic formula for undoing the kind of damage that the brawl did. "In part, there were concrete steps they could take but I think there was also a realization that a certain amount of time needed to go by, almost as in any mourning process before people were ready to turn the corner." USA Today Sports

 

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