If you have been following the NBA this season, you know that the Indiana Pacers are one of the top teams in the league. However, recent events have transpired within the locker room, causing the Pacers to fall off greatly and into the No. 2 spot in the Eastern Conference after being No. 1 for so long.
A big reason for the struggles? Locker room disputes — which have been rumored — as well as the poor play of top players like Paul George.
Fans in Indiana are growing restless and this Craigslist ad captures how the entire state feels in a few short sentences:
A Pacers fan posted an ad on Craigslist searching for Paul George’s “Missing Talent” pic.twitter.com/nkdljT6Hfo
— NBA Legion (@MySportsLegion) April 8, 2014
Yes, George has been struggling and it’s been well-noted. He turned into a superstar this season, but has disappeared in recent weeks and is a big reason for Indiana’s downfall. Well, that and the fact that Roy Hibbert wasn’t paying attention in the locker room at halftime of a recent game, instead watching King of the Hill episodes.
The Pacers must turn things around if they want to have a serious shot at winning the Eastern Conference this season, swiping the title from the Miami Heat — something that the entire nation outside of Miami would like to see.
This still happens to be one of the best Craigslist ads by a fan ever created. The creative nature as well as adding the places that he has looked in order to hopefully find his talent was a nice touch.
Will we ever find George’s talent? Maybe not this year, but it’s sure to return with some type of cash reward.
Connor Muldowney is a columnist for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @Connormuldowney, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google. You can also reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.