Over the last two Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert has become one of the most dominant centers in the National Basketball Association.
Recently Sports Illustrated’s Lee Jenkins did a full piece on Roy’s improved play and growing into the player that he is now.
One of the interesting stories within the piece was about Hibbert having a run in with then-number 1 NBA Draft pick Kwame Brown at a WWE event and well, I’ll let the quote do the talking:
A World Wrestling Entertainment event came to Washington in 2001, and 14-year-old Roy Hibbert bought tickets with his friends from Georgetown Preparatory School. “We got the foam fingers and the Rock T-shirts and everything,” Hibbert remembers. In the crowd he spotted 19-year-old Kwame Brown, the Wizards’ freshly minted No. 1 draft pick. Hibbert left his buddies to introduce himself. There is a difference between a tall teenager and a tall teenager who is a basketball prospect, and as Hibbert approached, Brown appraised him. “He looked me up and down,” Hibbert says, “and then he walked away.”…
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