Eulogy: 2011 Pacers
Dear friends, families and opponents,
we are gathered here today to celebrate the 2011 Pacers.
Yes, celebrate a team that got knocked out of the first round of the playoffs.
In the heart of basketball fandom, a state that boasts Indiana State, Butler and one plunky Hickory High team coached by Gene Hackman, apparently just making the playoffs is something to be celebrated.
Long-gone are the hopes of an NBA title in the house that Reggie built. This mid-market team has been haunted by the ghost of
the Malace in the Palace and this has been their first playoff experience since.