I saw a fantastic tweet that got my mind going about the Pacers history and if we could change something or take it away, how that would effect the team’s history. You can probably pin point a few moments in time during the Pacers run of playoffs in the late 90′s to take away. You could take away some players that always caused problems for the team. So here’s the tweet, and let’s hear your thoughts on it.
“For Christmas, I’m letting you erase one player, one game, and one event from your team’s history.
What are you tossing into non-existence?”
I can go to one game that all fans want to take away. November 19th, 2004. Pacers. Pistons. The brawl that changed it all for the team. Entering that game, the Pacers looked to be one of the more dominant team. They were leading the game most of the way and had that comfortable lead. But then everything went kaput after a hard foul, Ron Artest’s laying on a table, and one cup of beer. Small moments that altered things for the Pacers. We can all go back and say what should have happened. I understand this has been rehashed so much, which is why it would be amazing to forever erase it from the memory banks of our teams.
Player wise, there’s one guy to pin point as well that I know I would love to erase, Michael Jordan. He came back to beat the Pacers with the help of the Bulls in that 1998 Conference Finals, which could have been the best Pacers team put together. Who knows what happens if that team ends up in the NBA Finals? But Jordan found his way, and finished off his remarkable career with the Bulls after putting away the Pacers.
So what are you wanting to take away from the history of the Pacers?