Category Archives: Indianapolis

J.J. Redick reveals how close he was to joining the Pacers

J.J. Redick, Pacers, Philadelphia 76ers

NBA sharpshooter J.J. Redick shared on his own podcast that he was “very close” to joining the Pacers in free agency this month. “I almost signed with Indy,” Redick said on a podcast published on July 25th (25:50 mark). “I was an hour away, two hours away. I was very close. I had a 5:00 pm…

Pacers squad finally beats Robert Mathis’ Colts team in 2018 Caroline Symmes Softball Challenge

Pacers, Caroline Symmes Celebrity Softball Challenge, Victory Field, Myles Turner, Robert Mathis

How long has it been since the Pacers’ group finally beat the Robert Mathis-led Colts team? I’ve covered all but two of the 10 games and I don’t remember them ever winning. Mathis’ team has been flat-out dominant. Mathis’ team has been so successful that when he began co-hosting the event with a Pacer —…

VIDEO: Lance Stephenson pulls hidden ball trick in charity softball game

Lance Stephenson, Pacers, Victory Field, Charity Softball

Lance Stephenson entertained the crowd and helped the Myles Turner-led gold team finally defeat Robert Mathis’ group led by young Colts players. And in the bottom of the fifth inning, up 7-1, Lance Stephenson successfully completed the hidden ball trick. Got ’em. Stephenson had the softball in his glove, pointed to the crowd, and then…

Fans thank Oladipo as he rides in 500 Festival Parade

Victor Oladipo, Pacers, Indianapolis, 500 Festival Parade

Pacers fans began lining the steps to the Central Library more than 45 minutes before Victor Oladipo’s arrival. There were Oladipo chants many times when the door to the library was opened, only for another celebrity to walk the red carpet. They were dressed in jerseys, t-shirts, and Pacers gear. They wanted to say “thank…

Victor Oladipo hosting basketball camp in Indy Aug. 4-5

Victor Oladipo, Pacers

It was a breakout season for Pacers guard Victor Oladipo, and he wants to give back to the city that has given him so much already. The 2013 IU grad will be holding his inaugural basketball camp, for kids in grades 1-12, on August 4th and 5th at Park Tudor School in Indianapolis. Grades 1-6…

Oladipo to ride in 500 Festival Parade

Victor Oladipo, Pacers

Victor Oladipo much rather still be playing in the NBA postseason but since he’s not, he’ll take in all of Indy during Memorial Day Weekend. Before leading the 33-car field to the green flag at the Indianapolis 500 as the pace car driver, he’ll ride in the 500 Festival Parade throughout downtown Indy late Saturday…

Myles Turner co-hosting 2018 Caroline Symmes Celebrity Softball Challenge

The 10th annual 2018 Caroline Symmes Celebrity Softball Challenge, one of the highlights of the summer, will be held on Thursday, June 7th at Victory Field. The game benefits the Indiana Children’s Wish Fund, which works to grant wishes to Indiana children, ages 3-18, who suffer from life-threatening illnesses. The game is in memory of Caroline…

Q&A with George Hill — on his unusual year, fatherhood, and facing his hometown team

Pacers, Myles Turner, George Hill, Indy

George Hill was back home in Indianapolis over the weekend. It was a business trip with his Cleveland Cavaliers, and not much more. He didn’t have dozens of ticket requests because he chose not to get caught up in that. His focus is on basketball. It’s been a different, an unusual last 21 months for…