Pacers Last Week: Feb. 19 — Game rescheduled, Sabonis impressive in Rising Stars, Oladipo thrives in Hollywood

A lot happens each week with the Pacers and it’s not easy to stay on top of it. Pacers Last Week keeps you updated on everything going on with the franchise.

  • This was a cool video a fan shared of Myles Turner thanking his fan section, Turner’s Block.
  • Remember the rain delay in New Orleans? That game against the Pelicans has been rescheduled to Wednesday, March 21 at 8:00 pm ET, giving the Pacers a 15th game in March.
  • Domantas Sabonis was one of two players to post double-doubles in the Rising Stars Challenge, a win by Team World for the second straight year.
  • Victor Oladipo was courtside for the game, as was Myles Turner, and Vic managed to wear a Sabonis Team World jersey. It was a cool moment.
  • Co-chairs for Indy’s 2021 All-Star game were in Los Angeles to observe and take notes on how the game was hosted and how to improve upon what was done.
  • Also in Los Angeles for the weekend: Myles Turner, T.J. Leaf, Ike Anigbogu, Alex Poythress, Edmond Sumner, Tamika Catchings, DJ Bandcamp, and game emcee Kurt Streblow.
  • Pacers trainers Josh Corbeil and Carl Eaton served as the trainers for Team LeBron.
  • Glenn Robinson III is quietly spending the All-Star break out west getting work in several times a day. He had left ankle surgery and is ready to return to game action with the Pacers.
  • Oladipo was all over LA with various stops for endorsements, like Jordan Brand and Marriott, parties, and on-court activities.
  • During a television break at All-Star practice on Saturday, Oladipo broke out a dance with the local dance team.
  • NBA Commissioner Adam Silver answered questions from the media in Los Angeles and discussed several topics like the draft age, a possible change to the playoff format, and players speaking out on social issues. Click here to watch it all.
  • NBA official Tyler Ford, who has two degrees from Ball State and resides in Lafayette, worked events on Friday and Saturday.
  • Oladipo won TNT’s Talent Showcase Challenge for the second straight year – with his voice.
  • Victor Oladipo participated in All-Star Saturday night … in the Slam Dunk Contest. He did not advance to the finals.
  • This is all Pacers head coach Nate McMillan wanted to see: “Don’t pull out no chairs or no things like that. Be careful. Just go out there and dunk the ball and come back healthy. I’m not even concerned whether he wins that or not. Just don’t do nothing crazy.”
  • Former UCLA Bruins — now Pacers — Leaf and Anigbogu were courtside at Pauley Pavilion to watch the Bruins beat the Oregon Dunks in overtime, 86-78.
  • Fort Wayne Mad Ants guard Dequan Jones won the G League Slam Dunk Contest on Sunday.
  • In his first All-Star game, Victor Oladipo finished with seven points, two trebounds, three assists, and three steals in 15 minutes. Team LeBron edge Team Stephen, 148-145. Members of the winning team each took home $100,000 while those on Team Stephen earned $25,000 each.

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