Well, the Indiana Pacers are still in the playoff race, though I’d hoped that by this point they would be on to round 3. Nevertheless, if you are new to the ranks of the Pacers faithful, here is some handy trivia to help you give the impression that you’ve been “Blue Collar, Gold Swagger” all along.
Oldest player — Rasual Butler, born May 23, 1979, Butler, a Pacers guard and forward, will turn 35 this month.
Youngest player — More than a decade younger than Butler is Pacers forward Solomon Hill, who is 23 years old.
Tallest player — Standing head and shoulders and chest above the crowd is #55 Roy Hibbert, who measures 7 feet, 2 inches.
Shortest player — Just call him “Shorty…” guard CJ Watson stands at “only” 6 feet, 2 inches.
Leading scorer – The team’s leading scorer — and slam dunk wow-maker is Paul George, who has scored 273 points this season.
Only player to play for an Indiana college — Wearing #3, guard George Hill played his college career at IUPUI
Shoe size of Pacers mascot Boomer – 11.5. Thought it’s not certain how cat sizes compare to human sizes.
Most unlikely Pacers fan club — ChinaPacers.com. This fan club has been in existence on Mainland China since the Reggie Miller days.
Olympic connection — Assistant coach Nate McMillan was an assistant coach for the US Men’s Basketball Team at the London Olympics in 2012.
Also known as — The Pacers home court, Bankers Life Fieldhouse, was formerly known as (and is still sometimes referred to by people slow to change) Conseco Fieldhouse.