Unlikely MVP for Pacers
Everyone is overlooking a key player for the Pacers this year. He never misses a shot, turns the ball over, or demands touches. He does no harm to the salary cap and in fact doesn't even need to be on the 15 man roster. Ladies and Gentlemen, your Indiana Pacers 2006-07 MVP: Raymel Mattox!!!
Let's face it, love 'em or hate 'em, Stephen Jackson, Jamaal Tinsley, and Marquis Daniels (aka the Club Rio Trio) need to make big contributions to this Pacers team if they plan on making the playoffs this year. Jack took a lot of heat for his role in the melee, but Raymel stepped up and absorbed the blame for setting off the fight and owning a baggie of weed in Tinsley's car. Remember, the prosecutor was ready to order DNA tests to determine who to charge for the pot. As if he was taking a charge from Shaq on the break, Raymel stepped up and said "It's mine." Mattox, one of Tinsley's boys from Brooklyn, was back in town to surrender to authorities and face misdemeanor charges of battery, disorderly conduct and possession of marijuana. Thanks, Ray Ray!
Also noted in this report, after meeting with the Club Rio Trio, David Stern recommends NBA players leave their guns at home. Good luck with that one, Commish.