Roy Hibbert took exception when John Wall called the Pacers bigs “soft” after the Wizards beat them on Saturday night, telling Scott Agness of Pacers.com:
“You have to tip your hat off to those guys. They’re changing their season around before they go fishing.
“[Wall] can say what he wants to say. He’s entitled to it. He’s a good player. We have a chance to compete for a championship. They have a chance to compete for the No.1 pick.
Shots fired! But, what Wall actually meant in saying the Pacers bigs were soft was in reference to the defense they showed him – which allowed him to have a dominant offensive night, scoring 37 points – 26 in the first half.
Wall’s “soft” quote, again from Scott Agness:
“Just coming out, we talked about it before the game that their bigs were playing soft. My bigs did a great job setting screens. I came out focused tonight and I was able to knock down shots right away.”
Wall didn’t have a chance to fire back at Hibbert’s gone fishing comments because the two made up on Twitter and “cleared up somethings” over the phone, according to the Pacers big man.
@hoya2apacer appreciate it big homie..never said Indy has soft bigs just said they play a soft concept in pick and roll…they got good bigs
— John Wall (@John_Wall) April 8, 2013