What Pacers’ Haliburton said on Adrian Wojnarowski’s podcast may surprise you

Tyrese Haliburton, Indiana Pacers (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)
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3. Tyrese Haliburton will use criticism as motivation, and do it effectively.

Tyrese talked about a lot of things regarding motivation in the podcast. From being a “late-bloomer” as Woj put it to potentially slipping in the draft on draft night, there were multiple areas where Tyrese is able to draw motivation from.

One of the bigger more recent events would be recently getting bullied  by Wally Szczerbiak after the Pacers played the Knicks most recently. The announcer proceeded to call Tyrese “Mr. supposed wannabe all-star” on live television and continued to double down on his take. While we did eventually get an apology, the original statements still stand.

Tyrese talked about how this certainly was useful motivation moving forward and likely pushed him even harder in subsequent games. And when asked if he had any interest in talking to Wally in the Pacers upcoming game in Madison Square Garden? Tyrese said: “Nah. Zero.”

“Nah. Zero.”

We are glad to see that Tyrese is able to use this as fire for future motivation and hopes he continues to do so in the future. Being part of the Pacers organization is to be overlooked, and we hope Tyrese continues to embody that Hoosier ideal of being fighters.