Monday, April 18th, 2011 at 10:30 am  |  45 responses

Roy Hibbert on Bulls: ‘No Way They’re Going to Sweep Us’

Despite their heartbreaking loss in the series opener, Pacers’ big man Roy Hibbert can’t imagine his team getting swept out of the postseason by Chicago. From the Sun-Times: “[Tom] Thibodeau may be a rookie Bull rider, but this ain’t his first rodeo. By contrast, the Pacers aren’t staying on message as tightly. While coach Frank Vogel was insisting, ‘This will be a good series,’ center Roy Hibbert said, ‘We’re going to shock people. There’s no way they’re going to sweep us.’ How many wins does it take to make a good series? Will the Pacers be swept? Boozer declined to offer up his view of Hibbert’s guarantee. ‘I think talk is cheap, to be quite frank,’ Boozer said. ‘Talk doesn’t do much for me.’”

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  • Rasheedionics

    Will the world be really shocked if they win one game?

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    ^^ No.

  • Jer dawg

    It’s inevitable, but he didn’t go out on a limb.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Popcorn Muscles!!!!

  • http://pickandroll.tumblr.com/ airs

    talk doesn’t do much for boozer, but see howling, thats a whole nother topic. he’s all about the howling.
    and yeah, a sweep is very, very possible roy.

  • http://nba.com EJ

    Talk doesn’t do much for Booz? Is that why you yell all the time?

  • Anthony

    if dey let drose shoot and play him like rondo… u gotta better shot… when sum1 goes 0 for 9 from 3 u back off

  • http://pickandroll.tumblr.com/ airs

    rose aint going 0-9 again, believe that

  • Anthony

    maybe 1 for 7 lol.. he shoots more threes than good shooters sometimes

  • Ali

    STFU Roy and put up more than 11 pts and 8 reb in 30 minutes, sorry a** 7footer!


    I’m not going to be shocked if the Pacers push the Bulls to 7 games. SMH

  • http://pickandroll.tumblr.com/ airs

    ^you’d probably also not be surprised if the knicks made it to the finals, so there goes that

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    Well, I called “Bulls in 4″. But after that first game, I wouldn’t be surprised if the Pacers won a couple of games. Boozer was pretty much slacking on guarding Hansbrough… But then again, I don’t think Boozer has ever been known for his defense…I think

  • J Dilla

    Back off D. Rose if want to n will be a long night for the Pacers believe that. Dude went 0 for 9 from 3 point range n still almost top 40. He made 19 out of 21 freethrows n it he should have shot more. If you are not a Bulls fan u wouldn’t understand.

  • ThaWindy

    I think the Pacers all believe they can beat the Bulls. I just dont think they believe they can do it 4 times. That would be the only shocking thing. Bulls in 5.

  • lexluther703

    IAMORANGE4EVER is the most ignorant commenter on slamonline, it’s a shame that just ANYONE is allowed to make their biased, foolish comments known. Anyways, if your goal is “not to get swept”, you’re clearly shooting for the stars… Bulls in 4

  • http://itsahardwoodlife.blogspot.com omphalos

    To be fair, coming in at 8th with a young team like the Pacers, avoiding getting swept by a championship contender is a reasonable short-term goal. You don’t think the Thunder learned something from not getting swept by the Lakers?

  • http://pickandroll.tumblr.com/ airs

    i gotta give the pacers credit though, since their coaching change they’ve been a different/better team. so their record may not indicate how well they actually have been playing most of the second half of the season.
    still, they are not the thunder and have a lot of growing pains they’ll have to go through to even consider upsetting a top seed.

  • http://pickandroll.tumblr.com/ airs

    I like the Pacers, they should bring their A game every game during the season. They have many positive components. Great GM, great young coach, all-star caliber forward and a nice young PG. Psycho-T, George and Hibbert are decent. With that being said, the Bulls took their best shot. D-Rose has been phenomenal ALL SEASON. Please, please all of you SportsCenter watching fans who never watch the games…Hold your comments about Rose. He’s a goon and his impact on the game during critical moments is immeasurable…Stay tuned!!!

  • http://pickandroll.tumblr.com/ airs

    ^hey that wasn’t me.

  • Anthony

    back off drose and he wont get 21 free throw attmps idiot……i forgot you cant talk to fans they are possesed

  • http://dodgers.com Joey E.

    i mean this with all due respect, honest. Roy Hibbert is the black Pau Gasol (not as soft obviously). but he reminds me of pau. taller, black, poor-man’s Pau

  • http://nobulljive.com Enigmatic

    Sweep or not, doubtful Indiana lives to see a seventh game in this series.
    And I read something on Twitter that made me laugh this weekend.
    Some dude said “Boozer yells all the time cause Thibs says “screen!” and Boozer gets confused”

  • http://pickandroll.tumblr.com/ airs


  • bull22

    as i estimated the pacers are going to play hard… frank vogel is very defiant and so is his team, i credit them for that…. but bulls fans got to love how derrick rose and deng pulled the victory from the jaws of defeat….
    yes its the playoffs!

  • slamfan4life

    I still think Bulls will sweep em, Chi prolly didnt take the Pacers as seriously as they should have….I doubt this is gonna be like the LA-HOU matchup last year

    Bulls in 4

  • bull22

    and reggie millers mouth lives on 13 years later since they last met.. in the form of frank vogel and some of these pacers players….

  • http://www.slamonline.com Zog

    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha Thats like saying memphis is going to beat San Antonio

  • http://www.slamonline.com Mars

    BLAH BLAH BLAH. Damn, them Russell Westbrook comparison looking real familiar. Pacers will push the Bulls, but DRose is too much.


    Hands down the most ignorance I see on SLAM comes from a certain group of very sensitive Bulls fans. Why don’t ya’ll go eat a deep dish pizza and think deeply about it! The Bulls will not sweep the Pacers. Book it!

  • http://nobulljive.com Enigmatic

    Naw. THIS is ignorance right here:
    <iIAMORANGE4EVER Posted: Apr.17 at 4:15 pm
    Damn, that’s some ignorance right there. You know who you are. Bottom line, Melo is a WINNER and a KILLER on the basketball court! Anyone who suggest Melo is not, “then their basketball opinions from here on out shall cease to matter.”…Ish, until Rose breaks his first round cherry (lol), they’ll always be tension in Chi-Town. BTW, GO KNICKS!
    BTW, it took your “WINNER” and “KILLER” SIX years to make it past the first round.

  • http://nobulljive.com Enigmatic

    Naw. THIS is ignorance right here (sorry, had to clean that up):
    IAMORANGE4EVER Posted: Apr.17 at 4:15 pm
    Damn, that’s some ignorance right there. You know who you are. Bottom line, Melo is a WINNER and a KILLER on the basketball court! Anyone who suggest Melo is not, “then their basketball opinions from here on out shall cease to matter.”…Ish, until Rose breaks his first round cherry (lol), they’ll always be tension in Chi-Town. BTW, GO KNICKS!

    BTW, it took your “WINNER” and “KILLER” SIX years to make it past the first round.

  • http://bulls.com airs

    maaaan, i like thin crust, so HA. but that doesnt make me any less chicagoan.
    just like how i hate the cubs

  • Jeff

    cosign on IAMORANGEFOREVER making some wild comments.

  • bull22

    @iamorangeforever, the fact that some of my so called bulls fans are copying your comments and reposting them shows how delicate some of these girls are, lol.. or then again some of these 15 year olds that pretend to be adults like to appoint themselves as the bulls expert, but go to suntimes,the tribune or bulls.com and see if any of these clowns are being paid to be a columnist….. hahahahhahhahahaha

  • http://nobulljive.com Enigmatic

    And NY’s hot dogs suck compared to ours!

  • http://nobulljive.com Enigmatic

    bull22, just shut the f*ck up, fam.
    15 year old my ass.

  • bull22

    any legitimate bulls fan knows this great team is a work in progress, and nothing is going to be given to us as a gift. if we want the NBA title we have to TAKE IT.. GO BULLS!

  • bull22

    @enigmatic, okay little kobe…. lol

  • http://pickandroll.tumblr.com airs

    best hot dogs in the, homie!
    yeah bull22, its bad enough other fans don’t side with you, so to alienate people who are fans of the same team as you, not a good look bruh.

  • bull22

    @airs, is this where you are good cop and iam bad cop.. you tell me iam not really a bulls fans, and i say iam and then your little clowns come in and save your day… lol, seriously man…
    please… anyway back to basketball..

  • http://nobulljive.com Enigmatic

    You know, I served 4 years in the Marines to protect people’s rights to say whatever they want…
    But sometimes it’d be nice if some cats didn’t have that right.

  • http://pickandroll.tumblr.com airs

    i dont think you grasp he whole good cop bad cop thing. but we’ll add that to the list

  • bull22

    @iamorangeforever, you said will not sweep, but you did not say the pacers will win series…
    big difference between two.. as long as chicago moves on to second round, thats all i care about.

  • smoove

    wow boozer has the gall to say talk is cheap, when it comes to talk hes Oprah