May 24, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert (55) reacts during a game against the Miami Heat in game three of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Roy Hibbert working with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar this offseason (Video)

Roy Hibbert disappeared from the playoffs when the Indiana Pacers needed him the most last season. Hibbert looked sharp during the regular season, and especially good in the postseason a year prior, but simply collapsed when the pressure was at it’s highest this postseason.

Hibbert’s game looked bad from all angles as he was missing shots he was previously hitting, and was not giving his best effort to crash the boards and give his team second chance opportunities.

Although one bad postseason will not define his career or legacy, Hibbert is already getting back to work to improve his game for the upcoming season. In order to do so, Hibbert called upon the help of Hall of Fame center and former Los Angeles Lakers great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

Check out the video and photos Kareem shared of his time spent working with Hibbert just a few days ago:

Kareem also posted a caption to one of the photos explaining that big men need help from other big men in order to improve their skills:

I’ve been reading your comments & want the fans following us to practice being patient & thinking positive. Good things are happening in the Pacers Fieldhouse. Big men just need other bigs to learn & practice with in order to sharpen their skills. Roy is a hard worker & I’m really looking forward to seeing him play this season.

It will be interesting to see if Hibbert’s offseason work will pay dividends come next season.

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