Gilbert Arenas Live Trolls Roy Hibbert During Another Zero Point, Zero Rebound Flop (Video, GIF, Pics)
After struggling mightily for the first six games of the Pacers first round playoff series against the Hawks, it looked like All-Star center Roy Hibbert finally found his game again in Game 7.
Okay, maybe he didn’t find all of it. But 13 points, seven rebounds, and fives blocks is a hell of a lot better than the zero points, two rebounds, and one block he had in Game 6. Or the zero points, zero rebounds, and one block he had in Game 5.
Unfortunately for the Pacers and their fans, decent Hibbert reverted to shitty Hibbert again for Game 1 of their second round series against the Wizards last night. Once again, Hibbert had zero points and zero rebounds.
This is just unbelievable. And I don’t mean that in a figurative sense, like when you say, “wow, this maple bacon donut is unbelievable!” I mean it is literally unbelievable. How is it possible that a 7’2″ basketball center can get zero rebounds? I was never very good at basketball, but I’m pretty sure that if I were 7’2″ and the coach put me in the game for 18 minutes—which is how much ole Roy played last night—I could come up with at least one rebound.
Last year Hibbert almost single-handedly shut down the Miami Heat in the paint during last year’s epic seven-game Eastern Conference Finals. This year, sadly, he’s a punchline to an ever-expanding array of jokes.
Here’s one from Game 7 of the Raptors-Nets series:
Here’s a random burn from the world wide interwebs:
And here’s a video game-themed burn from Twitter’s Faux John Madden:
However, nobody has given poor Hibbert a harder time than former Wizard Gilbert Arenas, who was basically live-trolling the guy on Instagram last night during Game 1 of Washington-Indiana.
For example, Arenas posted this:
At this point you really have to feel sorry for Hibbert. Hopefully the stern talking-to he got from his teammates behind closed doors after last night’s performance can snap him out of it.
Because, personally, I really don’t want to see any more of this:
Hat Tip – [Bleacher Report]