Roy Hibbert on Parks and Recreation

I watched the first season of the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation but didn’t particularly care for it. Everyone told me season two was when it gets good and I’m sure it does but I’ve yet to bother. I have since caught a dozen or so episodes here and there, including the telethon one with Detlef Schrempf, but other than Azia Anzari (most notably here), I just don’t find it that funny.

No matter.

What should interest you, however, is that the show takes place in the fair state of Indianapolis Indiana, and tonight the Pacers affable center Roy Hibbert will make his acting debut with an extended cameo. No word on exactly what he will be doing (or maybe there is if you listen to this whole interview … I didn’t), but if his performance on TV is anything like it was on the court last December and January, it is sure to be a laugh riot.

Tom Lewis of Indy Cornrows highlighted an entertaining part of the experience.

When Hibbert got the call from his agent telling him that he would get the chance to be on the show, Roy was nervous, thinking that he had been trading to Minnesota.

I wasn’t sure if I was going to be on the show or not and literally after I called all of my Area55 members to tell them they made it for season two, I got a phone call and I was scared to death because it was like the day of or the day before I heard the rumors about me getting traded to Minnesota. So everybody in the office, when they heard my phone ring, and I said it was my agent,…dead quiet and I thought I was getting traded to Minnesota. Then I heard the good news that I was actually going to make a cameo and possibly a couple of other episodes. So I was pretty happy for me to not only still be with the Pacers but also be able to do something that I always said I wanted to, be on TV for something other than basketball at some point in my life. I’m happy I was part of the show.

Phew. Close one.

Tim would have been inconsolable if Hibbert had been dealt to the Wolves.

Aziz and Detlef broing it up.

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