With all the talk about Indiana Pacers guard Paul George wanting LeBron James to mentor him, let’s not forget that there are other NBA players looking to help from their peers.
Recently, Candace Buckner of the Indianapolis Star decided to ask Pacers center Roy Hibbert about a current NBA player that he would like to be mentor by.
The first name that came up was Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez:
“Probably Brook (Lopez),” Hibbert said. “He can find ways to score but (for) defending, Tim (Duncan).
“Brook can score inside and out,” Hibbert said. “(So) whatever I can take from (Pacers assistant coach) Popeye (Jones) about Brook, I’ll take into my game.”
Though Hibbert respects Lopez’s skills, he may not be as willing as George to actually reach out to a rival for mentorship.
“I don’t really hang out with a lot of NBA players,” said Hibbert, who has worked out with Duncan in the past. “I just keep to myself but it’ll probably be Tim and Brook.”
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