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Our October Editor’s Note

Show me a Hoosier who’s not excited about basketball season and I’ll show you a Kentuckian.

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Victor Oladipo’s Drive

“If y’all don’t respect the Indiana Pacers now, I have no respect for you.”

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An Open Letter To Paul George

What if we patched things up, us and you? What if we, you know, got back together?

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A Hoosier Reinvents Online Sports Coverage—Again

“I went into this thinking I’d have to fight off boredom, covering all those games,” Dwyer says. “It’s been the opposite. Now I just need to figure out how to make the car payment.”

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Pacers Gaming Has Got Next

While you were bingeing “Orange Is the New Black” and obsessing over the 2016 election, video gaming became a legit spectator sport.

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Indianapolis Set To Host 2021 NBA All-Star Game

In the other 49 states it’s just basketball, but this is Indiana.

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13 Memorable Moments From Paul George

Paul George doesn’t have much time left in an Indiana Pacers uniform. After the story broke on Father’s Day that he intended to join the Los Angeles Lakers in 2018, the rumors surrounding his NBA future switched from “Do the Pacers know George wants out of Indianapolis?” to “What will the Pacers do now to […]

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Fare Thee Well, Paul George

In the name of full disclosure, I genuinely like Paul George. I like him not because he does neat dunk shots and/or has his own line of Nike sneakers, but rather because my kids like him a great deal and he has always been friendly with them in their rare, brief encounters. There are other […]

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Gardening With The Pros

Joe Young, Tamika Catchings, and Natalie Achonwa helped lead students of Thomas D. Gregg Elementary School in a pledge. “I pledge to be a guardian of the garden,” they said in unison. “I pledge to water the garden, to weed the garden, to water the garden, and to taste the food that comes from the […]

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Be Careful What You Cheer For

Watching from home last night and nearing the end of the first half—with the Pacers cruising to a 9,000-point lead and Bankers Life Fieldhouse on the verge of evaporating into a mushroom cloud of euphoria—my kids were ecstatic. They were joyous and confident and in fine spirits, drunk on revenge and wild cherry Capri Suns. […]

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Explaining To Your Kids: Lance Stephenson

  As parents, we have trouble explaining life’s more complicated issues to our kids. Sometimes it’s astronomy. Other times it’s FISA warrants or the infield fly rule or the many plot holes in Blade II. Today it’s Lance Stephenson. The Dadball Era is here to help when the kids come a’questionin’. Because they certainly will.Who is […]

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Paul Georges Don't Grow On Trees

If Paul George were to get traded today or if he is simply allowed to up and leave at some point hereafter, his Pacers tombstone would be brutally plain and to-the-point, if Sports Radio Guy had his way: 2010–2017 Paul George was, by some accounts, a superstar in the NBA. He was breathtakingly talented on some […]

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Paul George: Risk of Injury, Zika, Not Enough to Sit Out Olympics

George said mosquitoes like to bite him—“I guess I’m attractive to them”—and admitted the current outbreak in South America initially made him a little nervous about traveling there.

Pacers Go Green Week
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Playing Dirty: Pacers Double-Team Urban Farm

Guards Rodney Stockney and Joe Young teamed up to move compost and prepare planting beds.

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Top Hoosier Moments from Bachelor Ben Higgins’s Indiana Episode

Hollywood tax incentives, shmax incentives. Who needs ’em when you have a Hoosier hometown visit on the reality-show docket?