Last we saw Roy Hibbert, he was disappearing in the playoffs as his Pacers faded from NBA relevance, a late-season collapse that included him dubbing his Indiana teammates " some selfish dudes ," but the 7-foot-2 center may have just found inspiration in a selfless random act of kindness. Publicity hasn't been kind to Midwestern police officers this summer — and rightfully so, at least for one force — but Hibbert witnessed the other side of law enforcement on Tuesday. "Just seen an Indy police officer pull over," Hibbert described on his Instagram account. "Go into his trunk n give a homeless guy a pair of shiny boots. #COPS" Of course, Hibbert has been rather generous himself recently, donating $1 million to his alma mater last week to help fund the John Thompson Jr. Intercollegiate Athletics Center. Fellow Georgetown alum and current Celtics forward Jeff Green made a similar donation to the $31.7 million project. With all this generosity emanating from Indiana over the past week, Pacers fans can only hope Hibbert pays it forward on the court this season. Despite earning his second All-Star nod in the past three years, Hibbert's numbers took a turn for the worse across the board in 2014 — points, rebounds, blocks and, yes, even assists — culminating in averages of just 9.3 points and 5.5 rebounds in the playoffs. Given Lance Stephenson's departure and the injury to Paul George, the Pacers will rely on Hibbert more than ever, and perhaps his recent experience can help him be an inspired teammate. Related video:
The Scoop:With his free agency destination settled, Stephenson tried his hand at the hip hop game and released a basketball-themed freestyle rap. While the NSFW rap can be heard in the link, Born Ready will enter the 2014-15 season as one of the focal points of the Hornets' offense and warrants a mid-round pick in fall fantasy drafts.
What if you had an exclusive pass to a pickup game featuring the likes of Carmelo Anthony, Lance Stephenson, David Lee, J.R. Smith and a couple other former NBA players? And what if said pickup game took place at Terminal 23, an ultra-exclusive Jordan Brand venue located near Madison Square Garden in the heart of New York City? Thanks to a video obtained by TMZ , we can all see what that game was like. The squad of 'Melo, CDR and the Smith Bros. dominated a group that included Stephenson and Lee — and did so in impression fashion. J.R. can be seen in the clip throwing down a ridiculous putback jam followed by a two-handed reverse dunk with authority while Anthony drains three after three. Perhaps playing games at the venue, which opened earlier this year, was one of the reasons the New York Knicks star decided to stay put after testing the free agent waters. Or maybe Phil Jackson's mojo is starting to take effect . Here's a shot of what the place looks like. Not bad. Sign up now for Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football . Follow @YSportsMinute on Twitter along with the Yahoo Sports Minute Facebook page .
The Scoop:"[Hill] was asked to sort of defer a lot last year to Paul and to Lance and I think he was capable of doing a lot more than he showed," Vogel said. Hill's usage rate plummeted to a career-low 14.8 last season, and he attempted a mere 8.1 shots in 32 minutes per game. His stats should jump across the board this year, making him a sneaky PG to target after the middle rounds.