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Independence Day: Roy Hibbert Traded to Lakers!

Roy Hibbert has finally escaped Indiana, as the Pacers have agreed to send the TWO-TIME ALL-STAR to the Los Angeles Lakers.

Hibbert was a hero of sorts in Indiana as little as two seasons ago, where his rabid fans filled a section called Area 55 and Roy led the Pacers into the playoffs. In Game 3 of the 2013 Eastern Conference Semifinals series against the New York Knicks, Hibbert recorded 24 points and 12 rebounds in a Pacers win.  In Game 6, Hibbert recorded 25 points and 12 rebounds, along with 5 blocks, including a significant block on Carmelo Anthony, which led the Pacers to the 2013 Eastern Conference Finals. Hibbert averaged 15.8 points and 3.8 blocks in this series and a near-upset of the Miami Heat.

Eat it, Carmelo.

Best of luck to Big Roy out West.