Pacers’ Roy Hibbert Aims to End Slump
Indiana’s Roy Hibbert isn’t averaging double-digits in points but is being paid double digits in millions of dollars this season. Even so, the regressing former All-Star center is confident he will eventually be the NBA’s best at his position.
“People said I wouldn’t be in the NBA,” said Hibbert, the highest-paid Pacer at $13.8 million this season. “People said I wouldn’t be a starting center, this, that and the other. I just prove people wrong. I’m having a slump right now, but in the grand scheme of things I’m going to turn it around and hopefully be the best when it’s all said and done.”
After leaving All-Star weekend in Orlando, Hibbert has gone backward offensively and earning a big new contract this past summer – $58 million over four years – hasn’t helped improve his game.
“The contract? I really haven’t thought about it,” Hibbert said. “My life really hasn’t changed that much since the contract happened.”