Photo: Roy Hibbert thanks Indiana fans with full-page newspaper ad

Roy Hibbert blossomed into one of the league’s premier centers during an epic, seven game Eastern Conference Finals against the Miami Heat in the 2013 NBA Playoffs.

Unfortunately, and despite stellar play all around, one team had to win and another had to lose. The Pacers were sent packing in a Game 7 loss in South Beach, but the defeat did not dampen the spirit of Mr. Hibbert.

On Sunday, he took out a full-page ad in the Indianapolis Star thanking fans following what was an excellent season.

Those Pacers fans will be coming out to the stadium in droves next year — and both they and Hibbert will be hoping for a banner as champions, not a newspaper ad.

Photo via Darren Rovvel

Photo via Darren Rovell

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