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SBD/March 18, 2013/Franchises
Pacers Player Frustrated Over Lack Of Fan Support At Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Published March 18, 2013
MIDWESTERN HOLLYWOOD: Wells noted Hill in the locker room following the game on Friday was "a few feet away talking (pretty loud) to [Pacers F] Roy Hibbert about the lack of Pacers fans in the building." Hill said, "It sucks. It was 70 (Lakers fans) -- 30 (Pacers fans) out there. These are the same people that wants autographs after the game. We’re out there in the community. We’re doing our job, doing what we’re supposed to do on and off the court. Something has to change." He added, "It’s been all season long where it’s not showing and I don’t think there’s nothing else we can do as an organization and as players" (INDYSTAR.com, 3/16). Wells noted the more Lakers C Dwight Howard "dunked and the more 3-pointers Los Angeles made, the louder the fans cheered." All the Pacers "needed to do was lower the lights in the stands, put Jack Nicholson and Denzel Washington in the high-priced seats and you would have thought you were across the country at Staples Center" (INDIANAPOLIS STAR, 3/16).