Category Archives: NBA

Ep. 92: David Alexander – Victor Oladipo’s sports performance trainer

Victor Oladipo, Pacers, David Alexander, DBC Fitness

Before Victor Oladipo was traded during the 2017 offseason, he was already two months into his offseason program. And for the first time, he completed it down in Miami at DBC Fitness with David Alexander. On the suggestion from Dwyane Wade, Oladipo worked out five days a week with the sports performance trainer who trains…

Ep. 91: Myles Turner signs extension; summer yoga with Bridget Gibbs

Myles Turner, yoga, Pacers

Myles Turner spent the majority of the offseason down in Texas. It was home, away from distractions, and allowed for him to focus on himself. He was preparing for the final year of his rookie deal — and later reached agreement with the Pacers on a four-year extension that guaranteed him $72 million. But before…

Ep. 90: Behind the scenes of Gordon Hayward’s last year – with skills trainer Jason Smeathers

Jason Smeathers, Gordon Hayward, Boston Celtics

Gordon Hayward’s last year has not been easy. Next Tuesday, Oct. 17, is the one-year anniversary of his unlucky fall in Cleveland that resulted in a broken left tibia and dislocated ankle. Jason Smeathers is Hayward’s friend and skills trainer, and has been with him for most of the last year. In Boston. In Miami. In…

Ep. 89: Cody Parrent on Year 1 of Pacers Gaming

Pacers Game, NBA 2K League

Now that the first season of the NBA 2K League is complete, it’s a good time to take a look back at the year for Pacers Gaming. They went 5-9 and finish 13th in a 17-team league that will expand to 21 teams for Year 2. I recently visited the headquarters of Pacers Gaming, the…

Ep. 88: New Job Alert

Scott Agness, The Athletic

It’s time for another Pacers Podcast! On this podcast, I’ll discuss my new job. Yeah … you read that correctly. You may know about it by now — and surely you have since I no longer write about the Pacers here on VigilantSports.com — but last month I officially joined The Athletic as their Pacers writer….

With LeBron Gone, Will the Pacers Rule the Central Division?

Victor Oladipo, Cleveland Cavaliers, Pacers, 2018 NBA Playoffs

In the 2013-14 season, the Cleveland Cavaliers continued a tradition spanning four years of missing the playoffs and not finishing in the top two of the Central Division. Over these four seasons, the Indiana Pacers qualified for the playoffs four times, winning the division twice and coming second to the Chicago Bulls twice. But then,…

Pacers 2018-19 schedule released, includes 12 national TV appearances

Pacers basketball is just two months away. They’ll open the regular season Oct. 17 at home against the Memphis Grizzlies. Two of their first three games are at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, and then they are on the road for five of their next six games. Second-year President Kevin Pritchard will have nearly everyone back up…

2018-19 Pacers preseason schedule — all on the road

Myles Turner, LeBron James, Pacers

The NBA season will be here before you know it. For many, it feels as if the “offseason” only just got started. Now is the time when team executives take much-needed time away. About six weeks before the Pacers gather again for training camp, dates for their exhibition games have trickled out. Thursday, Oct. 4…