Your 2018-19 NBA Champions Will Be The Pacers...According to Indiana
We all know how the saying goes.
"In 49 states it's just basketball, but this is Indiana."
Perhaps nothing exemplifies that saying more than this map that just dropped on Twitter yesterday.
— 1070 The Fan (@1070thefan) December 28, 2018
That's right - Indiana is the one and only state to choose the Pacers to win this year's NBA title. Some would say it's blind loyalty, some would say we have a point. Afterall, the 'Cers currently hold the 3rd best record in the entire league and continue to fly under the radar.
Nothing wrong with that. That's how we roll. To me it also shows best why the relationship with Paul George was so sour among the fans, and the relationship with guys like Victor and even Myles Turner is so strong.
Indiana basketball fans don't mess around with that. They could smell George's willingness to leave Indiana behind like a shark smelling blood in the water - from miles away. And they didn't like it.
Who knows? Maybe come this June this gritty, hard-working, young, together team will be hosting a parade on Meridian Street, and we can look back at this map and say,
"What'd you expect? This is Indiana."