5 Reasons Why Roy Hibbert Must Be Benched by Indiana Pacers

By Dave Daniels

5 Reasons Why Roy Hibbert Must Be Benched by Indiana Pacers

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The Roy Hibbert show so far in these playoffs has been a bit of a joke, and it seems like LeBron James' elbow might have knocked something loose in the center's head a couple months ago. The Washington Wizards biggest fear is that Hibbert will get benched for the rest of the series, which is exactly why they need to do that. Here are the five reasons why it is time.

5. Gilbert Areanas Called Him Soft as Baby Poo

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5. Gilbert Areanas Called Him Soft as Baby Poo

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This was probably the harshest tweet, and if you missed it then you are definitely on the outside looking in. Arenas does not have a lot of room to talk, but his opinions still seem to cause somewhat of an uproar.

4. Tracy McGrady Dissed Him As Well

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4. Tracy McGrady Dissed Him As Well

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The Tracy McGrady diss was pretty harsh as well, and we will have to see if Hibbert is able to post a rebound or a point in the next game. At this point, that might be the ultimate reponse.

3. He Is Hurting the Greater Good

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3. He Is Hurting the Greater Good

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Dikembe Mutombo said that he would like to see Hibbert get 15 rebounds in the next game, but it would honestly shock me to see him get that many boards for the rest of the series.

2. The Wizards Know How to Dominate Him

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2. The Wizards Know How to Dominate Him

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Nene and Marcin Gortat did not get enough credit for eviscerating the defensive player of the year in the last round, and it would not surprise me to see them put it to Hibbert in this round too.

1. His Family Doesn't Need To See Him Get Embarrassed

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1. His Family Doesn't Need To See Him Get Embarrassed

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It would be kind of rough for his mom to be at the games in DC, and then for him to get embarrassed again. For his own mental health, it might just be better to keep him on the bench.

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