After Thursday's dustup between Heat forward Chris "Birdman" Andersen and the elder Hansbrough formerly known as Psycho T, the league allowed Birdman to finish out the rest of the game. Yesterday night, the NBA announced they're suspending Birdman without pay for the sixth game of the series. That is bullshit.
The tall white guy fight we all wanted to see nearly happened last night. Chris "Birdman" Andersen and Tyler Hansbrough exchanged shoves, words, and death stares—or at least the closest to "menacing" that Hansbrough's mug can muster.
Look at that photo. That's not how iconic playoff game-winners are supposed to look. LeBron James adds a conference finals buzzer-beater to his resumé, as the Heat take a 1-0 series lead over Indiana, but it'll always come with a caveat: conference finals buzzer-beaters probably shouldn't come on uncontested layups.
What do you do when you want to take a swing at a guy nine inches taller? Do what Will Bynum did and slug Tyler Hansbrough in the gut. Pow. Not so tall now, is he?
There are two ways to look at this incident, which took place during the Pacers-Cavs game last night, in which Tristan Thompson (probably inadvertently) elbowed Pacers rookie Ben Hansbrough, and Pacers psychopath Tyler Hansbrough intervened and admonished Thompson with gusto.
It's the story that has everything! A former star quarterback. Questionable fundraising activities. Corruption. UNC shadiness. And, yeah, Tyler Hansbrough's mom.
The photo above was sent to us by a reader named Chris, who said it was taken Saturday night at Red Dog's in Wrightsville Beach, N.C. It's Tyler Hansbrough at the bar chugging a 40 in a brown paper bag.
Reading is fundamental! As part of a partnership with the Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library, kids (or, say, you) can dial up the Call-A-Pacer hotline at (317) 275-4444 to hear your favorite 8-seeds read from their favorite children's books. This week: Tyler Hansbrough reading "Chicken Little." Seriously.
In the time-honored tradition of raising a controversial proposition for the express purpose of shooting it down, Indy Star stalwart Bob Kravitz asks, "Why are the Indiana Pacers so lily white?"
We get a massive amount of tips in our inbox each week. Some are pretty interesting, but don't get published for one reason or another.
The David Stern handshake is a newly drafted player's baptism into the NBA. It is also, often as not, hilariously awkward. We asked body language maven Patti Wood to analyze some of these moments from yesterday's Draft.
"These are probably a bunch of guys who just sit in their basements and probably just write out mock drafts and do this or do that." [SRI]
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While watching the UNC-Oklahoma game with a friend who knows nothing about college basketball, she suddenly blurted out, "What's wrong with that guy's face? Why won't he close his mouth?"
Tyler Hansbrough went from victory to fail within seconds this afternoon, as he avoided being called for a critical foul in a last-second win over Virginia Tech, but then got lost leaving the court.