Game one of the Eastern conference finals, boils down to one play and one monumental collapsed. Roy Hibbert could only watched in the bench, as Lebron James move past Paul George for the winning basket. Roy’s seven-foot-two imposing height could have made James think twice but he could only clinch his fist in the bench, as he watched James’ uncontested layup. Somehow Indiana’s coach Frank Vogel failed to acknowledge that with the game on the line the best player always get the ball.
You live with Chris Bosh shooting long range jumpers than giving James an open lane. Hibbert could have been there to defend the basket just like his big time block against Carmelo Anthony on their second round matchup with the New York Knicks.
For five years Roy Hibbert waited for his time to shine. He wasn’t the best center when he started way back in college in Georgetown. He could barely run up and down the court that’s why he got his nickname “Big Stiff”. But he worked hard to get to where he is now – earning a maximum five year contract and has proven he is worth every penny.
Game two came, and without a doubt Roy dominated that game from start to end. He was altering shot after shot, making his presence felt. Five turnovers in the game came on Miami Heat drives while Hibbert was in the paint, two of which from Lebron.
From game one, Roy vowed to do what he can just to stay in the game. There were no words uttered after the game one collapsed. Action speaks louder than words. That’s how it has been since Roy was still in college. Instead of doing drills he was given a hoola-hoop to make him more agile, and yet he went through it all.
One thing that Roy Hibbert would always remember – there are no shortcuts to greatness.
He could have voice it out after sitting in the bench on the last minute on their game one loss. But instead he worked extra hard and got Indiana the win. Somehow, Roy doesn’t need to talk; his actions always do the talking.