No, it’s not that you have a splendid memory (which we don’t deny either); it’s just that it was not so long ago when Roy Hibbert was called to play the NBA All-Star Game.
He was called twice, and in February 2014 was the most recent. At that time, he was the undisputed and pivotal center of Indiana Pacers and first pennant of Paul George in the team’s game plan. His numbers that year (already lower than those of the previous two) were 11.2 points, 6.9 rebounds, and 2.4 blocks. It was above all his imposing presence behind, which impelled him to be in charge of the best centers of the moment.
However, as their numbers reflect, Hibbert had hit a ceiling some two years earlier and since then had started a slight, almost imperceptible, downhill. Downhill that became much more obvious in the following season, and that resulted in complaints and jokes by fans when he decided to exercise his option player worth 15.5 million.
The career of Hibbert (pick 17 of the 2008 Draft), has been relatively short but well exploited. In terms of fortune, the center has chained in contracts more than 70 million dollars in nine seasons in the NBA. Mattress enough to start a new life away from the softness of the basketball parquet.