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T.J. Ford

Lakers' Roy Hibbert is protecting the rim and his young teammates

Lakers' Roy Hibbert is protecting the rim and his young teammates

Roy Hibbert likes to pretend he hates the media.

"Goodbye y'all," he'll say when it's time for reporters to leave the locker room 45 minutes before tip-off of every game.

He puts on a grouchy front and is perhaps a little irritated with the way things ended with the Indiana Pacers. A local columnist was critical of him and the Pacers weren't very friendly either, shipping Hibbert to the Lakers in July for a 2019 second-draft pick after publicly saying in April they could no longer guarantee him a starting spot.

Funny thing about Hibbert, though. He's actually kind of funny. Quirky might be a better word.

Unless you rip his teammates. Then he gets...

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