Oct 25, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Indiana Pacers shooting guard Paul George (24) knocks the ball away from Dallas Mavericks point guard Monta Ellis (11) during the second half at the American Airlines Center. The Pacers defeated the Mavericks 98-77. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose Take on the Indiana Pacers


It’s one thing for me to sit here and type all the reasons why the Indiana Pacers will be as good as they should be. It’s another thing for fans to have high expectations and believe strongly in this team. But it’s even another thing to see where the Pacers hold serve in terms of outside the local market. What does national media think of this team? What are other people talking up for this team? That’s where Bill Simmons of Grantland comes in. Jalen Rose and he have been breaking down all the NBA teams, and forecasting where they’ll be.

This is where the Indiana Pacers stand in line with Jalen and Bill’s look. Sitting pretty at number four isn’t too bad at all. Like I said, I can’t remember the last season when expectations and what people are saying about this team have been so high. With this video, you’ll see plenty of Larry Bird references thanks to Bill Simmons’ Boston Love. You’ll hear Jalen talk up the hot spot to be in Indy. He used to be an Indiana Pacer, and a large contributor for the team during those late 90s. I really like the chemistry between these two guys as it’s that more conversation about the Pacers, and not just spouting out facts, figures, stats about why the Pacers will be good.

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  • Toni Benz

    What is your comment on this? Do you think it’s near to reality?

    • Stephen Ajamie

      I think that the Pacers do have what it takes to beat Miami and get to the NBA Finals. That’s where I am at with my expectations for this team.

      Jalen and Bill sound like they have some faith in the Pacers as well, but I don’t know if they truly believe the Pacers are that NBA Finals team. It’s just the stigma of Miami and having Lebron James. That’s the reality there. You have the best player in the world, you better compete at a high level. Until a team knocks off the best team, how can any other team be better than them? That would be the reality.