Following his team’s 91-78 loss to the Washington Wizards on Friday night, Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert did not mince words in the locker room, calling out his teammates for their selfish play.
Per David Aldridge of NBA.com:
“Some selfish dudes in here,” Roy Hibbert muttered Friday night, after getting eight shots in the Pacers’ loss to the Wizards. “Some selfish dudes. I’m tired of talking about it. We’ve been talking about it for a month.”
“We play hard, but we’ve got to move the ball,” Hibbert said. “Is it obvious, or what? I don’t know whatever our assist ratio, or whatever it is, is in the league, but it probably isn’t up there. I’m really trying hard not to spaz out right now, but I don’t know. We’ve been talking about it for a month. I’m not handling the rock. I don’t know. I’ve made suggestions before and we do it for, like, one game, and then we revert back to what we are. I don’t know. I’m not the one to answer that question. It directly affects me and the bigs. We’re just out there and it makes us look bad.”
For what it’s worth, the Pacers have dished out the third-fewest assists in the league this season, so no wonder Hibbert is a bit crabby about the shellfish play.