Pacers Links for Some Light Tuesday Reading
As you may have heard, NBA players are still locked out. So there isn’t much going on in real news. But we know you guys need your Pacers fix, so here’s a list of links to marginally interesting goings-on from the past week or two that at least sort of relate to your fine team.
- Watch Al Harrington enter The Octagon and punch a reporter in the head in the the video above. (via Ball Don’t Lie)
- George Hill is going to play an game exhibition with a San Antonio ABA team called the Texas Fuel, but he has yet to make any plans to go abroad — something an increasingly large list of players is doing. Wilson Chandler, who signed to play in China despite not getting any opt-out clause to return to the NBA if the lockout ever ends, is the latest to head international. Oddly, so far, there are still no Pacers prepped to play overseas. And Magnum Rolle is the only player who has ever even been connected among the 41 guys on ESPN’s list.
- A lawsuit filed by a former nanny of Pacers owner Herb Simon is about to be dismissed from court, says the Associated Press. ”It’s hard to infer an anti-family, anti-pregnancy animus from Mrs. Simon when her whole history has been pro-child,” said the judge. The article also mentions that the judge added that Mrs. Simon “runs a foundation for orphans and she adopted the daughter of a sister who died and raised her as her own child even before she married Simon.” I did not know that.
- In related news, today is your final day to bid on an autographed Providence Friars warm-up jacket signed by former Pacers/Friars legend Austin Croshere.
- Ron Artest will reportedly be on Dancing With the Stars. Meanwhile, he must pay some outstanding traffic tickets before the state of California will allow him to rename himself Metta World Peace. It should be noted that the Sacramento Bee’s headline for the article I learned this in (“Artest Remains Player to be Named Later”) is tremendous. He is going to change his number to 70 though, traffic violations or not. For the Universe.
- Donnie Walsh isn’t scared of being bored when he retires, saying “Who the hell knows how I’ll fill my time … I’ll fill it, though, I guarantee that.”
- Eddie White talks with Todd Taylor, the Pacers chief marketing officer / chief Sales officer / senior vice president / unofficial guy with too many titles.
- Conseco is the second best arena in the NBA.
- Perhaps the five best Pacers small forwards.
- Indy Cornrows: Now available on your iPhone.